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GODSELL_BalcombeRd_Portrait_HiRes-Photography Derek Swalwell

ACT NOW to stop Bayside Council backflip on post-war heritage protection

On Tuesday 24 April, Bayside Council will consider a recommendation to abandon a proposed mid-century modern heritage study which was unanimously supported by Councillors just…


Greater Shepparton Heritage Open Day

Greater Shepparton City Council, in association with the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee, have recently announced a ‘Greater Shepparton Heritage Open Day’, to be held…

Harry Seidler's plan and sketches of Shell House, image courtesy of Harry Seidler & Associates

Harry Seidler’s ‘Shell House’ considered for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

The National Trust has appeared at a Heritage Council Registration Hearing supporting the inclusion of ‘Shell House’, located at 1 Spring Street Melbourne, to the…

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Proposed Facadism in West Melbourne: Yuncken Freeman Modernist office-block under threat

The National Trust has objected to a permit application to undertake partial demolition, alteration and construction of a 32-storey tower at 407-415 King Street in…

Former RACV Headquarters, 1961, State Library of Victoria

9 Melbourne CBD Modernist buildings receive interim heritage protection

In 2011 the City of Melbourne proposed to expand local heritage protection to an additional 99 buildings in Melbourne’s CBD under Planning Scheme Amendment C186….

Whitehorse Amendment C172

On 15-16 March 2016, the National Trust appeared at the panel hearing for Whitehorse Planning Scheme Amendment C172. The City of Whitehorse are implementing one…


Trust acts to save Victoria’s first curtain-wall building

The Trust is currently lobbying Councillors for the City of Yarra in the lead-up to a Special Meeting of Council tonight to consider a Development…

National Trust seeks commitment on heritage issues in lead-up to state election

On 28 August, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) issued a series of questions to the leaders of the major parties in the lead-up to…

National Trust, comparative study 1955-1975

Urban Heritage Conference October 2014: the Challenges of Advocating for Marvellous Melbourne’s CBD Modernism

Given the heritage study work that the City of Melbourne has undertaken in the last three years preparing heritage controls for hundreds more buildings, this…

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University of Melbourne Urban Heritage Conference – Day 2 Wrap-up

Day 2 commenced with formalities from Professor Jaynie Anderson and University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis, who introduced Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Robert Doyle touched…