Jinshan have applied to VCAT to demolish the Palace Theatre. The City of Melbourne will resist and we want to carry our campaign into VCAT as well.

On 23 December Save The Palace committee, Melbourne Heritage Action and  National Trust all lodged applications to be parties to the VCAT hearing.  We have had generous offers of legal support from lawyers and legal firms, however even with the reduced rates offered there is still a substantial cost to be met for senior barrister representation and expert witnesses.

We are aiming to raise a minimum of $15,000 in order to be represented at the Practice Day Hearing on 16 January, mediation on 20 February and the full hearing which will last for at least a week commencing 30 March 2015.

We have launched a Save The Palace fund through a National Trust donation page. You can donate securely online via the ‘Donate Now’ button on this page. . All donations are tax deductible with a minimum donation of $10.

Alternatively, you can make a non-tax deductible donation direct to the Save the Palace bank account either by visiting your local Bendigo Bank or online;

Account title: Save the Palace Theatre Melbourne
BSB number: 633-000
Account Number: 150271500

If each one of our 37,700+ followers donated just 50 cents, we would hit our target with ease! So please, help to make a difference and give to a cause that is striving towards giving back to you. #Savethepalace