21 May 2018

Repairs to Parkville Church

RBA are busily documenting conservation works to the landmark Former College Church (VHR H0394) on Royal Parade, including repairs to the Oamaru limestone, brickwork, and…

20 March 2018

Mortar Bees

An intriguing case of mortar bee attack is evident at the former Public Works Office, Bendigo, now part of the Queen Elizabeth Oval Cottage. Known…

08 February 2018

Former West Bourke Club Hotel

In the course of carrying out a building condition assessment at the Celtic Club building on the corner of Queen and La Trobe streets, a small fragment of Melbourne’s past has been discovered.

13 December 2017

South African Soldiers’ Memorial

RBA have been appointed to monitor the dismantling and conservation of the South African Soldiers’ Memorial on St Kilda Road, which is being temporarily removed…

15 November 2017

Two New Homes

RBA is excited to announce the much anticipated completion of two residential projects! Both projects involved contemporary additions to Victorian era houses to create beautiful…

15 November 2017

A Facelift for the Ritz Mansions

The Ritz Mansions on Fitzroy Street St Kilda, RBA’s much loved home for the past 15 years, is currently undergoing repair and refurbishment works to…

22 December 2016

Secretariat Building, Yangon

At the invitation of Myanmar Heritage Preservation Limited (MHP), RBA Director and Deputy Chair of AusHeritage, Roger Beeston, travelled to Myanmar (Burma) in October and November…

27 October 2016

Prahran Arcade

Dan Murphy’s recent return to the Prahran Arcade at 282 Chapel Street involved a strong conservation effort in the fitout of their new flag ship…

29 August 2016

Railway News

Malmsbury & Carlsruhe Railway Viaducts RBA are researching and documenting works for the refurbishment and repointing of two basalt railway viaducts on the Bendigo railway…

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…