The Carlton Gardens are under threat due to inappropriate commercial exploitation. Neither the Council nor the State Government have the will to properly protect the world heritage site. A long standing campaign is being waged to maintain the integrity of the Carlton Gardens for residents and the people of Victoria.
The Carlton Residents Association and Fitzroy Residents Association joined forces and with the help of Adam Bandt obtained government funding to restore the viewing area at the base of the Royal Exhibition Building dome to its former glory including a passenger elevator.
The REB and Gardens were added to the World Heritage list in 2004 as one of the few ‘world fair’ buildings from the 19th century and the only surviving Great Hall of the Palace of Industry, the centrepiece of the International Exhibitions