The recently advertised 2021 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 submission from the Friends of the Carlton Gardens Royal Exhibition Building CRA Working Group here
World Heritage Environs Area again under threat.
Proposed developments by St. Vincent’s Hospital
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 response to the above here
World Heritage Environs Area Review 2020
* The 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, April 2020 – Discussion Paper – Read it here.
Access the CRA response to the Discussion paper July 2020 here
The Carlton Gardens are under threat due to inappropriate commercial exploitation.
Neither the Council nor the State Government have the will to properly protect the world heritage site. A long standing campaign is being waged to maintain the integrity of the Carlton Gardens for residents and the people of Victoria.
The Carlton Residents Association and Fitzroy Residents Association joined forces and with the help of Adam Bandt obtained government funding to restore the viewing area at the base of the Royal Exhibition Building dome to its former glory including a passenger elevator.
The REB and Gardens were added to the World Heritage list in 2004 as one of the few ‘world fair’ buildings from the 19th century and the only surviving Great Hall of the Palace of Industry, the centrepiece of the International Exhibitions