Our more recent involvement in heritage campaigns began in 2014 when we heard of plans to demolish 1880s Frogmore in Carnegie, to make way for an aged care facility. 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 distinctive tower and Victorian Italianate brick house were felled in late 2015.

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/

Current campaigns

  • 10-16 Selwyn St, Elsternwick – VCAT hearing
  • 430-434 Neerim Rd, Murrumbeena VCAT hearing

Heritage Victoria nominations

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.

William Dargie Murals (nominated 2015)

Decision 2018: That the objects not be included in the Victorian Heritage Register

Frogmore (nominated 2015)

Decision: That Frogmore not be included in the Victorian Heritage Register