Stop the demolition of Melbourne's Pentridge Prison H Division
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Pentridge Prison is a part of Melbourne's architectural heritage and a major force in the founding of the Colony of Victoria.
Developer Shayher Group are currently in discussion with Heritage Victoria as they want to demolish H Division - a Heritage listed building, and its surrounding rock breaking yards.
JUST so they can construct a seven storey apartment block with service road.
It is the largest of the nineteenth century prisons built in Victoria, and stands as strong now as it did when construction began in the late 1850's.
The prison is classified by both Heritage Victoria and the National Trust for having historical significance.
As an institution, it held our State's worst, including infamous hit-man Christopher Dale Flannery, Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight & Russell Street bomber Stan Taylor.
With only weeks left before a decision is made, we must call on Planning Minister Matthew Guy and Heritage Victoria to reject this proposal.
We call on Planning Minister Matthew Guy and Heritage Victoria, to reject any plans by Shayher Group to alter or develop Pentridge Prison's H Division site - as it holds a significant place in Melbourne's History.
The Stop the demolition of Melbourne's Pentridge Prison H Division petition to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia was written by S and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.