The Bigger Picture

Save the Palace is just one of many ‘grass-roots’ campaigns across Victoria that is fighting for the preservation of our state’s cultural icons and heritage. As new community campaigns sprout up across the state the battle for the spotlight seems to intensify. Here we recognize the other organizations that are fighting the good fight. We urge you to give each one individual consideration as they all form part of the bigger picture; the fight to preserve our cultural heritage: past, present and future.

Current Campaigns

  • Save Queen Vic – To prevent the removal of historic market and over-development of site
  • Save St Kilda Road – To stop the removal of 100’s of significant mature trees along the famous boulevard
  • Save The Greyhound Hotel – To save this rare Deco hotel that has been an important place for gay and lesbian communities
  • Mount Buffalo Chalet – To compel the State Government to refurbish Australian’s largest wooden building rather than demolish…
  • Friends of the Celtic Club – To save “the last great Ethnic club in the CBD”
  • Save The Edgy – To stop the building from being converted into private apartments
  • Save VCA – To ensure Victoria has a place to nurture our vibrant arts culture into the future
  • Save the Beaumaris RSL and its Parkland –  To retain important amenity for the local community
  • Save Brunswicks Bluestone Laneways – To preserve the heritage character and aesthetic of this historical inner-Melbourne suburb
  • Save St Kilda’s Skyline – To Preserve the heritage character and livability of St Kilda by maintaining mandatory height controls
  • Resurrect the Corkman Pub – To enforce ‘Cowboy Developers’ to rebuild one of Melbourne’s oldest pubs which they illegally demoished


Past Campaigns

  • Save St Kilda Triangle (Victorious)
  • Stop Demolition of Princess Mary Club (Defeated)
  • Save The Greek (Defeated)
  • Save Our Seat (Defeated)
  • Friends of the Astor (Safe for now)
  • Keep The Espy Live (Partial Victory)
  • Keep Hosier Real (Developer withdrew plans… For now anyway)
  • Save Burton’s Carriage Workshop (Defeated)



  • SLAM
  • Melbourne Heritage Action
  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria)


It breaks our hearts to see all of these campaigns past and present but there is evidence to suggest that there is still some power with the people. What if we could further strengthen that power? What if each of these campaigns could gain more traction and credibility? We’ve been stewing over the idea of a Victorian Cultural Preservation Fund which would essentially be a coalition of all of these community campaigns. Read more here and let us know what you think and/or whether you would like to be part of the VCPF!