15 August 2016

Tallangatta – Victoria’s second ‘Notable Town’

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has named the town of Tallangatta as its second ‘Notable Town’. In the 1950s the town was relocated 8km…

01 August 2016

Mount Alexander Shire Council Exhibition in Castlemaine

Last week the Mount Alexander Shire council hosted a launch function at the Castlemaine Market for the recently completed and endorsed Thematic History prepared over…

08 August 2016

Prahran Arcade

RBA are currently assisting with several projects at the VHR listed (H1960) Prahran Arcade at 282-284 Chapel Street Prahran, including adaptive reuse and some conservation…

25 July 2016

Former Tarpaulin Shop Newport Railway workshops

Former Tarpaulin Shop Newport Railway workshops The original Tarpaulin Shop was built by H Maxwell in 1887. The size and specialised…

04 July 2016

Mallee Stations

Conservation works were completed in December 2015 as part of the VicTrack 2014/15 Heritage Program at four heritage listed Railway Stations in the Mallee region: Kaniva,…

21 December 2015

Majorca Building

RBA recently completed a Conservation Management Plan and a Building Fabric Condition Assessment for the Majorca Building, located at Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in preparation for…

12 November 2015

Heritage Award for Footscray Railway Station

RBA are delighted to have been awarded the Heritage Property Award (Victoria) for 2015 by the Australian Property Institute for adaptation and conservation works at…

31 March 2015

Footscray Railway Station works listed in 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards

The adaptation and conservation works at Footscray Railway Station have been listed in the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards. The works focused on the four key buildings of heritage value; the centrally situated Main Station Building; flanked by the lesser platform station buildings to the north and one to the south plus a Signal Box to the north east. In addition to researching, designing and overseeing the implementation of the program of conservation works, working in…

23 March 2015

Railway stations of the Mallee

As part of VicTrack’s 2014/15 Architectural Design Works Heritage Program, RBA were commissioned to assess and document repair works to four state listed heritage railway…

18 March 2015

Essay: Facadism

Inter-office discussion has been enlivened by a recent piecein the architect’s journal (uk) [vol 241, issue 07] by Gillian Darley. She provides a comment on current trend of facadism in London, another City undergoing significant transformation of its inner-city heritage places. The article can be perused at this link

31 January 2015

Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition

RBA have recently contributed to the UNESCO Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition. The competition looked to provide a cultural and learning space in the UNESCO…

14 October 2014

RBA Director involved in landmark Kolkata (India) restoration

Roger Beeston, RBA Director and deputy chair of AusHeritage, recently attended a workshop at Jadavpur University for the restoration of the 230-year-old Writers’ Buildings, the…

21 August 2014


RBA are preparing to make a presentation at the upcoming International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture (VerSus 2014) in València, Spain. Our…

20 August 2014


The Planning Panel Report for Planning Scheme Amendment C198 is now publicly available. Most of the Heritage Overlays proposed in the City North Heritage Review…

20 August 2014

Rare French Tiles Discovered At Footscray Railway Station

What is believed to be a rare Australian example of the use (or surviving example) of Marseilles terracotta tiles manufactured by the French company of…

18 February 2014

Culture Industry Contributes Australian GDP – Article

According to a recent article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia’s creative and cultural industries contribute more than $86 billion annually to the national economy – more than the transport industry or welfare sector – the first research of its kind by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed. Read the full article: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/culture-industry-contributes-86-billion-a-year-to-australian-gdp-20140212-32i92.html#ixzz2teSprA9T