Past projects completed by I.G Parker are Ballarat Railway Station, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Town Halls, Melbourne Parliament House, the Treasury Building and the Shrine of Remembrance. Other projects include: St. Michaels and Scots Churches, Transport Office - Newport Railway Workshops, facade restorations to the gothic facade of the ANZ building in Melbourne, Tuck-pointing at Warrnambool Railway Station, Repointing and painting of the old North Melbourne railway station, and restoration of St. Johns Anglican Church in Toorak.

St. Michaels Uniting Church



The refurbishment of St. Michaels Church included demolition of the existing pinnacles and crosses and replacing them with intricate hand carved limestone features. The spire, which had a significant lean, was corrected as part of the project and the surrounding brick gables repositioned to match. Loose bricks on the gables were replaced and much of the brickwork was re-pointed prior to assembly of the new limestone pinnacles. The narrow shaped slate roofs behind the gable were required to be stripped so that the rotted timber beams and battens could be replaced. I.G Parker organised the selection and transport of Welsh slate and re-layed the slate which was hand cut to the traditional scallop shell style. Due to extreme weathering many of the existing limestone features had become severely eroded and blackened from pollutants. Removal of the pollution build up involved application of a water spray which over a period of time loosened the black material without further eroding the soft stone. Carvings that were worst affected by erosion were carefully cut out and replaced with specially carved indent stones. While these indents were hand carved on site, the new pinnacles were worked at the I.G Parker stone yard in Thornbury. The new stonework was designed using the vast experience and talents of I.G Parkers masons who used their knowledge of historical stonemasonry to create the intricate carvings that would become the striking feature of St. Michaels Church. The new pinnacles were worked at the yard as sections, which were later assembled piece by piece on site where finishing touches were made to merge the sections together.

South Melbourne Town Hall


Very few restoration projects in Melbourne have shown such a spectacular façade improvement than the South Melbourne Town Hall. One most obvious feature of the recently restored building are the two magnificent towers that now stand either side of the clock tower. Historical photographs prove that the towers once existed on the building but were later removed due to deterioration. I.G Parker created new towers which were decorated with specially cut slate, leadwork and cast iron. Months after installation of the new towers, they look as if they have been part of the building for it’s lifetime. The major part of this project was the upgrade of the entire façade. Originally the building consisted of concrete moulds with a coating designed to imitate yellow sandstone. In recent years the building had been re-coated with a grey cement render which subsequently cracked and deteriorated. I.G Parker’s skilled tradesmen applied a specially formulated render coating which offered flexibility and resilience while also being only a few milimeters thick to maintain the original detail. I.G Parker was awarded the John George Knight Heritage Architecture award for the South Melbourne Town Hall


Scot's Church, Collins St Melbourne




ANZ Building, Melbourne



St. Johns Anglican Church, Toorak







Warrnambool Railway Station




North Melbourne Railway Station




Rylands of Kew (New Sandstone Water Feature)


KIANDRA COURT HOUSE - Kosciosko National Park NSW I.G. Parker have recently restored the historic Kiandra Courthouse in Kosciosko National Park. Once populated with thousands of gold rush prospectors, the town of Kiandra's only remaining relic is the courthouse & police station which has been extensively modified in recent decades. The back part of the building was more recently used as a ski chalet with a pub in the court house section. Many of the original windows and doors were removed and bricked up. And the roof was raised with the pitch running the opposite way. We will be restoring the courthouse to it's former prestige using traditional techniques. The roof was completely removed and rebuilt and the original front verandah completely reconstructed using salvaged materials



Scots Assembly Hall on Collins Street, Melbourne. The project involves re-painting window frames and stonework repairs. Our safe and economical frame scaffold is currently being built up the Eastern facade.




Shrine of Remembrance - Bluestone Paving Restoration



Treasury - Melbourne - Facade Restoration



Parliament House Melbourne - Facade Restoration




Emily McPherson Building - RMIT
I.G. Parker are also refurbishing the facade of The Emily McPherson building at RMIT University on Russel Street, Melbourne. The heritage-listed building opened in 1927. Originally known as the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, the Emily McPherson building became the centre of home economics teaching in Victoria. The building will be detached from the Old Melbourne Gaol and a new façade will be introduced at the rear of the building.




I.G. Parker recently restored the facade and windows of the Emily McPherson Building at RMIT university. This involved a chemical strip of the old lead based paint, reinstatement of deteriorated render and mouldings and repainting the entire facade.


Werribee Railway Station








Newport Railway Workshops