Heritage Issues:

The recently advertised draft World Heritage Strategy Plan for the World Heritage Environs Area surrounding the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens can be accessed here.

Read the CRA response to the draft plan here

Access the link to the draft Strategy Plan and information about making a submission here 

Submissions to the review closed on 24 September 2021

Included are proposals which will particularly affect Drummond Street.

Background information can be found below.                                                              

World Heritage Environs area again under attack.

*  St Vincent’s hospital proposal for 2 developments:
1.  St. Vincent’s Hospital PLN20/0567:27 & 31 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
2. Gertrude St. PLN20/0566:1-9 Gertrude Street. Fitzroy
Read the Carlton Residents submission

*  Review of REB and Carlton Gardens  World Heritage Management Plan Community Consultation, June/July 2020, Summary Report is now available.
Access the report here or on the Engage Victoria website in Supporting Documents

* Review of the World Heritage Strategy Plan for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens World Heritage Environs Area –  Discussion Paper, April 2020 – Read it here
– CRA response to the Discussion paper July 2020 – Read it here

CoM Carlton Heritage Study

To assist members to better understand the CoM Heritage Study and what it could mean to Carlton, your property and or your locality, the CRA planning group has compiled several relevant documents from which you should be able to do the following.

  • check the existing grading status of your property [and those in the immediate vicinity] and compare this grading with those that have been proposed in the city-wide heritage review,
  • see what this grading [proposed] may mean for your own property, and those that you value in the community, and
  • to be better equipped to judge the appropriateness of future proposals to demolish [in whole or in part] or carry out new works on existing heritage graded buildings.
  • enable you to contribute to the current consultative process with the CoM. [open from 17 September to 19 November]

The Relevant Documents can be accessed below:

1 Carlton Heritage Study CoM announcement
2 Heritage Places Inventory – Extract from June 2016 Inventory – Carlton Section
3 Heritage Places Inventory – Extract from December 2017 Inventory – Carlton Section
4 Melbourne Planning Scheme – Proposed Clause 22.05 – Heritage Policy

Heritage Policy Review

The outcome of this Review could have a major impact on your home or street.
The resulting relevant Planning Scheme Amendment C258 has progressed to a
panel hearing, the outcome of which is likely to be released late in 2018. 

 The CRA prepared and presented a comprehensive submission identifying numerous
omissions, errors and inconsistencies. The CRA submission can be read here.
A detailed list of changes to significant blocks can be accessed below


CRA_Supplementary Submission wrt Heritage Places Inventory [19 Jan 2018]
Read CRA Submission (May 2017) here

Heritage Policy Review -CRA Submission 160205
Access the background information here

Research the history of your house:

Click here to find out more about this free service offered by the City of Melbourne Library Service at your local Library, Kathleen Syme.

National Trust Advocacy Toolkit

A free online resource created by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to support individuals and communities to advocate for the protection of places of cultural heritage significance.
Currently five guides have been producedAccess the toolkit at: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/advocacy-toolkit/

Carlton Inn/Corkman

Read CRA Submission to Amendment C320
Past information Working Group to Resurrect the Corkman 2 December 2016
Stakeholder Summit minutes 23/11/2016    21/10/2016