Melbourne City Council, under Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, has failed to give the laneways of Melbourne the protection they deserve. The current CBD lanes policy is vague, out of date and gives these invaluable resources no real protection.
People come from all over the world to visit and admire our laneways, Sydney is even copying them. Yet the City of Melbourne is selling them off and approving inappropriate and bland developments which gut our lanes and are steadily eroding one of this city's most important economic, heritage, cultural and artistic assets.
You can find out more about the many laneways with no protection, the ones that have already been lost in recent years, and how we want to protect them for future generations at http://www.melbourneheritage.org.au/laneways/