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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been lobbying for the preservation of Victoria's heritage since 1956. Advocacy is a major priority for the Trust. As the largest community-based heritage organisation in Victoria, the National Trust is the lead body that can launch campaigns to protect heritage places from threats to their significance.
The Trust monitors metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria for planning issues that affect heritage places. We advocate for inclusion of places in local heritage studies, and we appear at planning panels, hearings and VCAT as necessary.
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The National Trust has been involved in a series of campaigns that seek to secure protection of the heritage of Bourke Hill Precinct, right on Parliament's door step.
The City of Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal Project will see some of the biggest changes to the market since it was established in 1878. The National Trust supports the careful management of change to protect the heritage values of this nationally significant place.
A better future for W Class Trams? The National Trust supports the maintenance, restoration and use of Melbourne's W Class Tram fleet. Our heritage trams are iconic, and deserve to be conserved and celebrated.
The National Trust advocates for the protection of significant landscapes. Our work includes raising community awareness through events and news, as well as leading environmental campaigns that seek to protect landscapes threatened by development.
Significant trees grow between skyscrapers, in parks and gardens, along streets and highways, and in the bush. With our expert Significant Tree Committee, we campaign for their recognition, maintenance and protection.