Russell St Police Headquarters Complex, Melbourne (Winter 2006)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

After being added to the Victorian Heritage Register in 2002, any changes to surfaces or signage of the former Russell Street Police HQ┬áComplex must be approved by Heritage Victoria. Imagine our shock when we saw that a glazed coating had been applied by contractors (engaged by the Body Corporate) to the base of the building to a height of about …

Russell St Police Headquarters Complex, Melbourne (Spring 2001)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

We are delighted to report that the future of the classic Art Deco Russell Street Police Complex now seems to be assured. For some time ADS and other heritage bodies have been involved with discussions with Melbourne property developer, Max Moar, and his architects over the plans for the redevelopment of the site, called Concept Blue. Mr Moar has a …

Russell St Police Headquarters Complex, Melbourne (Winter 2001)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

The planning for the redevelopment of our mini-skyscraper continues, under the watchful eye of Cliff Skinner, Honorary Heritage Officer for ADS. Cliff and ADS President Robin Grow recently met with the owner and architect, who revealed a great understanding of the Deco era and the priceless nature of this building. The plans are currently being reviewed and we are confident …

Russell St Police Headquarters Complex, Melbourne (Summer 2001)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

Another proposal has been lodged for the redevelopment of the site. This is the third in recent years, and it looks the best of them. The redevelopment will include a large block of apartments, set well back from the tower. The developer will also undertake to restore the original building. ADS is keen for redevelopment to occur before the cost …