Historic Banyule Homestead at risk from subdivision and townhouse development

Historic Banyule Homestead - view from birdwatching area at Banyule Flats wetlands

Historic Banyule Homestead, located in Buckingham Drive, Heidelberg has a Development Application pending (Notice dated 11 May, 2011) to subdivide the land and build a number of townhouses.

Please act URGENTLY to oppose this development which would ruin our neighbourhood character and diminish such a wonderful historic piece of Banyule & Melbourne‘s history.
Details of the Development Application with Heritage Victoria are available at http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/62495/Heritage-Impact-Statement.pdf

Lodgement of your objection should be posted to :

Heritage Victoria
55 Collins Street
Melbourne  VIC  3000
Please reference: Application No. P14284  dated 11 May 2011 ; Heritage Victoria property No. H0926

Note Heritage Victoria will receive Objections after the 14 day deadline of 25 May, 2011 but only very soon thereafter.

A copy of suggested Objection points that was circulated to residents located in Buckingham Drive, will be available in our next ‘blog’

We urge you to write to Heritage Victoria and help protect the Banyule Homestead and grounds from development.


About Friends of Banyule Inc

President & Public Officer of Friends of Banyule Inc, a community not- for-profit organisation to enhance and protect the environmental assets of Banyule City. Currently fighting the proposed NE Link freeway through one of inner Melbourne's most ecologically sensitive areas and historical areas.
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2 Responses to Historic Banyule Homestead at risk from subdivision and townhouse development

  1. francis G says:

    Like mindless bacteria growing and consuming in a closed system, our enforced population growth is about a government upholding a pretend economy based on property development and ignoring the limits of the real world, and community values. A real economy would be supported by innovation, production, manufacturing, ideas, and protect the intangible capital we have here in Australia. This destruction is because they support the brute-force route to economic growth – population growth – that over-rides ecological concerns, climate change mitigation, food security, human lifestyle values and our heritage. It’s all under threat from the power of the property developers, and the banks, and their patronage of our State government.

  2. Julie Twomey says:

    Thank you for drawing our attention to this most concerning issue. They have managed to slide this one under the covers to date. We will make noise and get a voice to protect this Heritage site.

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