Eltham War Memorial Buildings: A Lost Appeal but a Victory of Sorts
By Andrew Lemon After a full-day public hearing last February, and weeks of consideration, a panel of the Heritage Council recently formally announced it had rejected the appeal spearheaded by ECAG to have the Eltham War Memorial complex of buildings included on the Victorian Heritage Register. A disappointing result, but the process has delivered three […]
Eltham Roundabout & MRPV
Many people have emailed Vicki Ward MP outlining their concerns regarding the Fitzsimons Lane roundabout removal and the destruction of our iconic treed entrance.
The standard reply they are receiving includes feedback from Major Road Projects Victoria stating that residents have been consulted and that the Eltham Community Action Group design fails to adequately address some features that are required to resolve the traffic flow issues in peak hours.
Action needed to save roundabout
Eltham Community Action Group (ECAG) is reaching out to you because 2900 people signed a petition to the State Government in 2019 horrified at the proposed removal of the Fitzsimons Lane Eltham roundabout and hundreds of trees yet their concerns do not appear to have been taken into account.
Fitzsimons Lane (Eltham end) roundabout – Redesign rather than Replacement!
Without any consultation since March 2020 and under the cover of the COVID-19 lockdown Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) has been finalising the design and preparing to build a massively overdesigned signalised intersection at this site.
Trees not in designated Bushfire Prone Areas safe from 10/30!
ECAG has long been concerned about the indiscriminate use of the 10/30 bushfire exemptions which has led to clear felling of many urban Eltham blocks by developers who took advantage of the exemptions to remove vast numbers of trees for purposes other than bushfire mitigation.
Last chance to make a submission in support of Heritage Listing for the Eltham War Memorial Buildings
Following ECAG’s nomination of the Eltham War Memorial Buildings for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register, we are disappointed that the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria has made a recommendation that the buildings should not be included.