Unprotected buildings and objects in Melbourne’s CBD
High risk of destruction and damage
· Many city buildings were protected by
1984, but not one new place has been listed by the Melbourne City Council since.
· Buildings not currently protected that
could be demolished or significantly altered without consideration of heritage include
o Shops, residences and office buildings c1858 - 1885 in Little Collins
o Former Griffith Tea Warehouse, Flinders St c1990 and
o Banks, insurance and other commercial buildings of 1940s to
The range of buildings, from the early 1850s through Victorian,
Interwar but especially post-WWII, represents a richer picture of the heritage of the CBD than existing listings. Street objects (eg horse
troughs) and building interiors (eg lobbies) are necessary to fully round out the extent and types of places.
A large number of places missing from Lists, or now considered significant, are vulnerable to demolition. As recently as 2007 a rare
C19th Oriental style building was demolished with no opposition from Council.
Desired Outcome /
The City of Melbourne to implement the recommendations of
various studies that numerous buildings, and objects and interiors should receive local heritage protection.
Fate / Outcome: