Links

Here are some links to other heritage protection groups, professional associations and sites of interest in and around Melbourne.

HERITAGE ADVOCACY GROUPS
National Trust of Victoria
Art Deco and Modernism Society
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
East Melbourne Historical Society
Fitzroy History Society
Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society
Footscray Historical Society
St Kilda Historical Society

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Royal Australian Institute of Architects

HERITAGE DATABASES
iHeritage: City of Melbourne
Victorian Heritage Register
Commonwealth Heritage Database
Trove | National Library of Australia

FORUMS AND WEBSITES
Walking Melbourne
Melbourne Neon
The Collector’s Marvellous Melbourne
Tristan Davies, photographer

LOCAL COUNCIL AND STATE GOVERNMENT 

City of Melbourne Planning Permits
Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD)
Heritage Victoria
Heritage Council

5 thoughts on “Links

  1. Noted in today’s Age (Sat 6 July)”Palace Theatre faces chop”. As my grandfather was Fullers’
    manager of the Palace, Princess and Bijou theatres in the 1920, and other family members worked in cinemas such as the Regent, Capitol and De Luxe, I have an interest in preservation
    of Melbourne’s old theatres and cinemas – I see that your group recommends preservation of the Palace interior. I would like to support actions such as these.

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  2. Is Melbourne Heritage Action forwarding an objection to 50 La Trobe Street development to VCAT? If so what can individuals do to support saving this building?

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    1. We don’t have the power, sadly, to take the decision to VCAT as we’re not a formal party to the process.
      Unfortunately options for saving the building all now revolve around the developer’s generosity.

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      1. Thanks for your response. This is what I received from Melbourne City Council:
        HERITAGE PROTECTION OF BURTON’S LIVERY, 50 LA TROBE STREET
        Thank you for your correspondence regarding Burton’s Livery at 50 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
        We confirm that 50 La Trobe Street is a ‘C’ graded Victorian-era building. However, it is not currently
        within a Heritage Overlay (HO) in the Melbourne Planning Scheme. Due to this, the development
        application for 50 La Trobe Street could not be assessed in relation to heritage significance, and did
        not require planning approval to demolish the existing building. The development application was
        assessed on the basis of the quality of the proposed development in line with applicable planning
        regulations.
        The City of Melbourne has not granted a permit for this site, but has issued a ‘Notice of Decision to
        Grant a Permit’. Aggrieved parties have the opportunity to appeal Council’s decision to the Victorian
        Civil and Administrative Tribunal by 16 June 2016, which is within 21 days of Council’s decision. If an
        appeal is not lodged within this time, a planning permit will be issued.
        In order to update heritage protection across the Hoddle Grid area, and to address the issue of sites
        such as 50 La Trobe Street that have a heritage grading but are not protected under the Melbourne
        Planning Scheme, the City of Melbourne is about to commence the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review.
        This is a high priority project which will run over the next two financial years and review the heritage
        significance of sites in the Hoddle Grid.
        Please know that we welcome your feedback and invite you to register your interest in being kept
        informed of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review by contacting Ros Rymer on 9658 9658.

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      2. HERITAGE PROTECTION OF BURTON’S LIVERY, 50 LA TROBE STREET
        Thank you for your correspondence regarding Burton’s Livery at 50 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
        We confirm that 50 La Trobe Street is a ‘C’ graded Victorian-era building. However, it is not currently
        within a Heritage Overlay (HO) in the Melbourne Planning Scheme. Due to this, the development
        application for 50 La Trobe Street could not be assessed in relation to heritage significance, and did
        not require planning approval to demolish the existing building. The development application was
        assessed on the basis of the quality of the proposed development in line with applicable planning
        regulations.
        The City of Melbourne has not granted a permit for this site, but has issued a ‘Notice of Decision to
        Grant a Permit’. Aggrieved parties have the opportunity to appeal Council’s decision to the Victorian
        Civil and Administrative Tribunal by 16 June 2016, which is within 21 days of Council’s decision. If an
        appeal is not lodged within this time, a planning permit will be issued.
        In order to update heritage protection across the Hoddle Grid area, and to address the issue of sites
        such as 50 La Trobe Street that have a heritage grading but are not protected under the Melbourne
        Planning Scheme, the City of Melbourne is about to commence the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review.
        This is a high priority project which will run over the next two financial years and review the heritage
        significance of sites in the Hoddle Grid.
        Please know that we welcome your feedback and invite you to register your interest in being kept
        informed of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review by contacting Ros Rymer on 9658 9658.
        This the response from Melbourne City Council

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