Update 23/11/2017 : MHA’s submission can be found here.
The Guilford Lane / Hardware Lane Elizabeth Street precinct Amendment is out for comment, and the more positive support the better – but you’ve only got until 5pm November 23rd to support it !
The Amendment is the successful result of a long campaign behind the scenes by Melbourne Heritage Action; it’s the most important and obvious of a number of precincts we have proposed to the City of Melbourne. We sent in this one in 2014, and we were very pleased Council followed up, with the heritage study released earlier this year. The areas proposed for protection was almost exactly as we had proposed, with the added bonus of a precinct along the west side of Elizabeth Street as well, and a scattering of individual buildings within the study area. Altogether they will protect numerous small-scale pre WW2 buildings and especially whole laneways and the usually red brick industrial buildings along them that are such an essential part of the heritage and character of Melbourne.