For many Melbournians, the word “heritage” evokes Marvellous Melbourne—the grand and ornate architecture of the gold rush. But the story of our city did not end there. The post-war period in Melbourne was a period of transformation of a scale not seen since the gold rush. The post-war boom saw the city’s population doubled, with the 1956 Olympics a key moment in the modernisation of the city. Despite the historical importance of this period, much of our post-war heritage remains vulnerable and without statutory protection. With increasing densification transforming our suburbs, our Suburb Modern campaign aims to document, celebrate, and protect our significant post-war heritage, from houses, to churches, factories, service stations, hospitals, and funeral parlours!

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