Planning » Heritage


The beautiful stories beyond a building’s façade

May 17th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

When looking at the heritage value of a building sometimes its façade can be the sole focus but, according to architectural and urban historian, and heritage consultant, Peter Andrew Barrett, this should not be the case.


Hopes grow historic gas building can be revamped into a community facility

April 12th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Community members are hoping a heritage building that was once used as part of a former town gas distribution site in North Melbourne may be rejuvenated into a new social offering.

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North Melbourne Town Hall undergoes restoration works

March 14th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

North Melbourne Town Hall is currently receiving a “much-needed facelift”, after works to restore the façade of the notable building began in late-February.

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North Melbourne heritage review moves forward

February 15th, 2023 - Sean Car

City of Melbourne councillors will meet on February 21 to endorse an improved final version of the North Melbourne Heritage Review following public exhibition which took place between August and September last year.

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Asbestos to be removed from historic gas building 

November 16th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

The owners of a historic archives building that was once used as part of an old Gas Regulating House in North Melbourne are assessing their options of removing asbestos before maintenance can be undertaken.

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Court House Hotel set to be brought back to life

September 14th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

North Melbourne’s historic Court House Hotel is set to undergo a makeover, according to the venue’s management, casting aside doubt of the building closing for good or falling into the hands of developers.

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Historic gas building undergoes a clean-up after being targeted by graffiti vandals

August 17th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A heritage building that has remained a remnant of a larger town gas distribution site in North Melbourne is undergoing a clean-up after having recently become a graffiti-stained eyesore.   

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Historic West Melbourne pub under threat from development

August 17th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A heritage pub in West Melbourne that dates back to the gold rush era is under threat after a proposal was submitted to convert the building into apartments.  

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Face lift for old post office

May 18th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

The two-storey shop at 518-520 Queensberry St has seen better days – the original windows have gone, the internal staircase is rickety, there’s a crack in the floor and the upstairs rooms are piled up with office furniture.

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Council endorses North Melbourne Heritage Review

April 13th, 2022 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has rung in a new era of heritage protections in North Melbourne after endorsing the first review of the area’s heritage assets in nearly 40 years.

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