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Melbourne Heritage Action AGM 2016

The committee of Melbourne Heritage Action invites everyone interested in heritage to our AGM, to be held 24th August 2016. There will be a talk by current MHA President Tristan … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Objection | Yuncken Freeman Office, King Street

One of Melbourne’s best, but least known, heritage listed modernist gems, on King Street opposite the Flagstaff Gardens, is proposed to have a tower poking out the top – if … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Queen Victoria Market – Changes just keep coming

The famous and much-loved Queen Victoria Market is set for a major face-lift and major redevelopment of the surrounding area, though exactly what form this will take is still in … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · 8 Comments

Call for Action| Office proposal completely dominates historic precinct

Melbourne Heritage Action needs your help! We have sent our objection to the new ISPT development planned for the corner of Lt Lonsdale and Spring St. Not only will the … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

West Melbourne Heritage set for Interim Protection

The City of Melbourne has granted interim protection to all places cited in its recently completed West Melbourne heritage review, newly granting protection to dozens of industrial and residential sites from the 1860s to the 1980s.

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Council Ignores Own Experts AND Constituents – Burton’s Livery to be Demolished

Melbourne City Councillors have variously sat on their own hands, ignored the advice of their own heritage experts, and ignored the pleas of their own constituents in allowing the demolition of the former Burton’s Livery

May 28, 2016 · 8 Comments

Reforming City of Melbourne Elections

There is clearly something amiss when at least dozen major planning applications do not get a hearing at a Melbourne City Council meeting because a majority of Councillors have received … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Minister Grants Temporary Protection to 9 Snubbed Buildings

Another high moment this week on the heritage roller-coaster that we can celebrate. Wheeeeeee!!! Finally some movement on the post-war buildings that Matthew Guy decided shouldn’t receive heritage protection as … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

VCAT Approves Demolition of Palace Theatre

VCAT has approved the demolition of all but the front facade of the Palace Theatre, in a decision that deals a devastating blow to the heart of Melbourne’s live music … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

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Join us for our 2016 AGM at Tasma Terrace this Wednesday 24th August 6:15pm. All welcome. Come and hear about the past year in heritage in Melbourne,and help us plan the next 12 months. More information on our website (link in profile). Hope to see you there! SAVED!  Delightful Edwardian shop, was to be demolished for a station entrance for the #melbournemetro - but now that entrance not happening!! Possibly a result of our excellent lobbying. 
The building was once a #daryllea, and originally built as part of a longer hotel building (the rest replaced by the Graham hotel in 1956, also was to be demolished, but now not). The excellent but little known offices of #YunckenFreeman built 1970, in King Street opposite the flagstaff gardens.

In an area of apartment development, it's being treated like other #heritagelisted places with a proposal to demolish all but the three facades, and do a 30 storey tower poking out the top. It'll be Melbourne's first example of #modernist #facadism.

Photo #WolfgangSievers,#StateLibraryofVictora @library_vic  But please any budding photos out there, some new photos like this would be great! #melbheritage Looks like Golden Tower diner, which may be as old as world war two when it apparenty opened to serve homesick American troops, has finally shut up shop. We wont miss the bain-marie warmed food but may miss the retro signage a little bit

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Future Melbourne Committee meeting 17 May 2016, Agenda item 6.2: Planning Scheme Amendments C272 and C273 - West Melbourne Heritage Review (Part 1)

Future Melbourne Committee meeting 17 May 2016, Agenda item 6.2: Planning Scheme Amendments C272 and C273 - West Melbourne Heritage Review (Part 1)

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