Fans of Neighbours may still be able to visit the iconic Ramsay Street site in Melbourne, Australia, even if the show is coming to an end.
Whitehorse’s municipal council is attempting to save the beloved set as a cultural landmark and heritage monument. The councilors voted eight to three to protect the properties where the soap is filmed on Pin Oak Court and Weeden Drive.
Councillor Andrew Davenport called the locale, which also serves as the fictional home of one of Australia’s longest-running soaps, as an “iconic street and precinct within the City of Whitehorse” in an interview with the Herald Sun.
“We should not wait until production stops before acting… and provide the property owners the option to be a part of the process rather than having it imposed on them,” he stated.
Channel 5 stated in January that its contract with Fremantle Australia to support the 37-year-old series would not be renewed.
If no new broadcaster steps forward to support the show, it will be canceled on June 10th, and filming will finish.
Channel 5 said in a statement at the time: “We’d like to congratulate the cast, Fremantle, and the entire production crew for their wonderful work on this iconic series, which has been a much-loved part of our schedule for more than a decade.
“We’d also of course like to thank the fans for their loyal support of Neighbours across the years.
“We recognize that there will be disappointed about this decision, however, our current focus is on increasing our investment in original UK drama, which has strong appeal for our viewers.”