We need your help in the next stage to Save the Palace Theatre. The City of Melbourne has prepared an amendment to recognise the Palace Theatre as a place of local heritage significance.
You have until Friday 20th March to make a submission to the City of Melbourne on amendment C241.
About the amendment
The amendment proposes to recognise the Palace Theatre as a place of local heritage significance by making three changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme:
- Amending the Schedule to Clause 43.01 (Heritage Overlay) to insert a new entry for the Palace Theatre which ticks the ‘External Paint Controls Apply?’ box.
- Amending Clause 22.04 – Heritage Places within the Capital City Zone, by the addition of a policy reference titled Palace Theatre, Bourke Street, Melbourne: Heritage Assessment for the City of Melbourne, December 2014; and
- Amending the incorporated document, Central City (Hoddle Grid) Heritage Review: Statements of Significance June 2013, by including the Statement of Significance for 20-30 Bourke Street, Melbourne at page 91.
Your input is really important. The City of Melbourne is actively seeking feedback and submissions and the more support they get for this amendment, the more likely it is to succeed.
Visit this website to read more. You can also enter your submission directly. It doesn’t need to be long, a short succinct statement saying you support the amendment is fine!
Unfortunately it doesn’t include the interior, but the amendment will protect all the exterior, not just the facade, making it harder to demolish. You get 1000 words, so you can say the interior should be protected too if you like.