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National Trust Statement Regarding Federation Square

In response to the government’s plans to demolish the Yarra Building at Federation Square for the development of a flagship retail store, the National Trust…

Image by Lisa Gervasoni

Smart Planning?

On 16 October, the State Government released the Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions discussion paper for consultation as part of the Smart Planning project initiated by the current…

Aerial photographs of the Shrine of Remembrance, Melb, Robert James Moss, 1980, SLV_cropped

Domain Parkland & Memorial Precinct added to the National Heritage List

One of Australia’s most intact government domains and environs, including landmarks such as Government House, the Domain Parklands, the Shrine of Remembrance and National Trust property La…


National Trust responds to Melbourne Metro Project Early Works Plan and Precinct Development Plans

At the end of last year the National Trust prepared a substantial submission to the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) in response to the Early Works Plan…


Further demolition proposed at the Former Hoffman Brickworks site

The National Trust prepared a submission this month in response to a permit application that proposes the complete demolition of the former brick Pressing Shed…


Planning Panels Victoria releases Panel Report on Sunbury Rings Cultural Landscape

From August to October 2017, the National Trust attended a Planning Panel hearing to advocate for the protection of the Sunbury Rings Cultural Landscape, classified by the…

Exterior front Phot by Tony Knox

The City of Bendigo progress heritage listing for Nanga Gnulle

In early December the National Trust prepared a submission in response to Planning Scheme Amendment C234 to apply heritage overlay protection to ‘Nanga Gnulle’, located at…


HAVE YOUR SAY: Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project

Draft Development Plans, Draft Early Works Plan and Heritage Permits for the Metro Tunnel Project are now available for public comment. Feedback will only be open…

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Footscray Oak highlights Need for Maribyrnong Tree Protection

The National Trust is supporting a group of Footscray residents fighting to save a historic oak tree on Hyde Street. With a large canopy extending…

HV North elevation (August 2016)

Minister for Planning overrules recommendation to add APM Boiler House to Register

News that the Minister for Planning has overruled recommendations by Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria to add the 1954 APM Boiler House…