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12 Feb 2019 • Melbourne
Submission to Heritage Victoria: Federation Square and Apple Flagship Store
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria objects strenuously to the application to demolish the Yarra Building and replace it with an Apple Flagship Store. Federation Square has been the culmination of a 150-year dream for a civic space. The application is totally at odds with that dream. If a permit were granted for demolition of part of the Square and its replacement by an Apple Store, the Square would cease to be a civic space.
15 Dec 2018 • Melbourne
Submission to the Heritage Council: Federation Square
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria strongly supports the Executive Director’s recommendation for inclusion of Federation Square in the Victorian Heritage Register. Federation Square is of state-wide if not national architectural and cultural significance as a remarkably coherent ensemble of late 20th-Century civic architecture and on this basis alone merits registration as a whole, intact package.
5 Dec 2018 • Carlton
Corkman Hotel Developer/Demolishers Get their Way
The Corkman Hotel saga ends with a complete victory for the developers. But the seeds of that victory were in the contradiction between the heritage overlay that was supposed to protect it and the planning scheme which encouraged developers to put up a 40 metre tower on the site!
4 Dec 2018 • North Fitzroy, Victoria
Major Threat to Historic Shopping Strips
The RHSV has lodged an objection to a planning amendment which threatens the heritage fabric of the North Fitzroy Queens Parade shopping strip and risks being extended to other historic shopping strips.
1 Dec 2018 • Melbourne
Victory at the QVM People’s Panel: The Great Turnaround
The People’s Panel was, in the end, a great victory for those of us who support preservation and revitalization of the market on the basis of its heritage, but it’s not over yet.
Heritage Victoria Officer’s Report – Queen Victoria Market
Update on Queen Victoria Market ‘People’s Panel’
The Friends of the Queen Victoria Market obtained the release of Heritage Victoria’s internal report on the Doyle plan, which is a searing indictment of the whole plan (it is also on our web site). And our statement was picked up by the Herald-Sun on Saturday (‘Historian slams market panel’, 27 October 2018, p. 16). All this may have contributed to a new attitude on the part of facilitators and City of Melbourne and QVM Pty Ltd staff when the third panel session opened on Saturday morning.
Statement on Queen Victoria Market ‘People’s Panel’
Three Vital Planning Scheme Amendments Approved
Statement of Grounds 340-342 High Street Northcote/VCAT Ref P1435/2018
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is deeply concerned by this proposed development. We agree with and strongly support the thrust of the Recommendation in Delegates’ Report, City of Darebin (Application for Planning Permit D/186/2018, 340 & 342 High Street, Northcote 3070):
RHSV Supports Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendments C327 and C328–Hoddle Grid Heritage Review
Statement on Heritage Protection for Federation Square
RHSV Submission to Heritage Victoria on Porter Prefabricated Iron Store, Fitzroy North
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