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Does Festival Hall warrant heritage protection?

Does Festival Hall warrant heritage protection?

Heritage Victoria's recommendation to list Melbourne’s Festival Hall on the state Heritage Register highlights the shortcomings of the current approach to heritage

Is faux heritage the future?

Is faux heritage the future?

Melbourne City Council requires the facade of this old pub to be retained when redeveloped even though the building has no demonstrated heritage value

What's the heritage value of this office block?

What's the heritage value of this office block?

Another fashionably handsome modernist building with debatable claims to social and architectural significance is the subject of a heritage battle in Melbourne

Does this building tell us much about social history?

Does this building tell us much about social history?

Preserving the built fabric of old buildings conveys little about their social and cultural history; it should be mandatory that protection comes with interpretation

Should this movie set get heritage protection?

Should this movie set get heritage protection?

It sounds preposterous and more than a little like fiction, but there's a push in Melbourne to give heritage protection to the house used as a set in the film The Castle

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Heritage falls victim to planning tribunal rules

Guest writer Damien Bonnice argues the developer of this inner city Melbourne project and the planning tribunal rode roughshod over heritage values and good design principles

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

The planning and heritage systems can't do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub - this time in St Kilda - being replaced by apartments and shops

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

More people want to live close to the cosmopolitan city centre but this conflict over a development in Fitzroy North shows existing residents zealously protect what they've got

Is The Age's reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?

Is The Age's reporting of the Corkman Pub fiasco prize-worthy?

The Age has done an outstanding job of reporting on the demolition of the Corkman Irish Pub. Excellence in day-to-day reporting warrants greater industry recognition

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

It's now time for a sensible discussion of what might be done with the Corkman hotel. Let the law deal with the culprit and focus on the best use of the site for the city