Heritage

Our interest and involvment in heritage protection began in 1972 and continues today. Back in 2014 local residents asked us to help to save 1880s Frogmore from demolition. Despite strong community opposition, a petition of over 1000 signatures, a nomination to Heritage Victoria, an interim protection order and a Council commissioned Heritage Report (which concluded that Frogmore was a significant cultural asset of Glen Eira and should be conserved); the Victorian Italianate brick house with its distinctive tower was felled in late 2015. (Scroll down for more information on Frogmore)

We continue to speak out on local heritage issues and have made nominations to Heritage Victoria and been a party to VCAT hearings. We are not able to support every heritage campaign but may be able to provide advice.

The National Trust Advocacy Toolkit is a good online resource to help individuals and communities advocate for protection of places of cultural heritage significance. https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/advocacy-toolkit/

Recent and current campaigns

Glen Eira Heritage Overlays

Schedule to the Heritage Overlay at June 2021

Victorian Heritage Register

The City of Glen Eira has 22 places listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Click here

Nominations by GEHS to the Victorian Heritage Register

1. Former Caulfield Repatriation Hospital (nominated 2016)

Decision: That the Former Red Cross Rest House, Caulfield, be included as a Heritage Place in the Victorian Heritage Register, and that the remainder of the Former Caulfield Repatriation Hospital not be included.
https://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Former-Caulfield-Repat-Hospital.pdf

2. William Dargie Murals (nominated 2015)

Decision 2018: That the objects not be included in the Victorian Heritage Register
https://heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ED-RECOMMENDATION-DARGIE-MURALS-NOT-INCLUDE.pdf

3. Frogmore (nominated 2015)

Decision: That Frogmore not be included in the Victorian Heritage Register
Heritage-Victoria-NR-Frogmore.doc 

http://www.trustadvocate.org.au/frogmore-soon-to-be-no-more/

Heritage assessment of Frogmore  Graeme Butler and Associates 2015