2020 Advocacy Statements
Juukan Gorge, WA
22 July 2020
RHSV’s Submission to the Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
Click above to read our submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the destruction of the 46,000-year-old caves at the Juukan Gorge. We argue that it demonstrates profound failings in the legislation to protect Australia’s heritage, not only in WA, but also in the Commonwealth, which was missing in action.
Commonwealth Environment Minister Sussan Ley justified doing nothing on the grounds that there was no application for protection, but it emerges today that when the traditional owners of the Shenhua Watermark site on the Liverpool Plains did apply for protections, the Minister refused to grant protection, allowing an open-cut coalmine to proceed. This highlights the need for ‘an independent compliance and enforcement regulator’, as called for by the Review into the EBPC Act.
RHSV Heritage Committee joined the campaign to protect Federation Square.
8 Aug 2018 RHSV statement on Heritage Protection for Federation Square
15 Dec 2018 RHSV submission to the Heritage Council about Federation Square
12 Feb 2019 RHSV submission to Heritage Victoria regarding Federation Square and the Apple Flagship Store
5 April 2019 Federation Square saved
Historic Shopping Strips
29 May 2019 Submission to Heritage Council of Victoria regarding planned amendments to the City of Yarra to design and development overlays covering historic strip of shopping centre
4 Dec 2018. RHSV logged objections to planning amendments which threaten the heritage fabric of North Fitzroy Queens Parade shopping strip
4 Dec 2020. RHSV logged a submission to the Yarra Planning Amendment C269 rewrite of local policies
19 Jun 2018 RHSV submission to Heritage Victoria on Porter Prefabricated Iron Store, Fitzroy North
21 Aug 2018 RHSV statement on grounds 340-342 High Street, Northcote/VCAT Ref P1435/2018
21 Aug 2018 RHSV supports Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendments C327 and C328 Hoddle Grid Review
23 Oct 2018 RHSV supports three virtual planning scheme amendments
2017 Advocacy Statements
23 Oct 2017 RHSV submission to Heritage Victoria: Queen Victoria Market Development
15 Sep 2017 RHSV submission on Sarah Sands Hotel, 29 Sydney Road, Brunswick
10 Aug 2017 RHSV submission on Robur Tea House, 28 Clarendon Street, Southbank
8 Feb 2017 RHSV submission Point Nepean National Park Draft Master Plan
31 Jan 2017 RHSV response to proposed demolition of Great Western Hotel, King Street.
31 Jan 2017 System Garden at the University of Melbourne
2016 Advocacy Statements
Nov 2016 RHSV response to revision of the Heritage Act 1995
28 Oct 2016 RHSV statement on the demolition of the Corkman Hotel (Former Carlton Inn)
5 Dec 2018 Corkman Hotel developers/demolishers get their way
2 June 2019 Ian Wright’s letter to the Editor, The Age, explains the real problem with the Corkman cowboys
2015 Advocacy Statements
Oct 2015 RHSV submission in response to the VEAC draft proposal paper
25 Aug 2015 RHSV submission on the review of the Heritage Act 1995
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