1954 Boiler House recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register

Last year Docomomo Australia wrote a submission to the City of Yarra to urge careful consideration of the heritage and architectural merit of this structure (pdf file of the submission).
The structure has recently been recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.

 

(republished from the page of the Yarra City dedicated to the Alphington Paper Mill site redevelopment
Full text at http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/planning–building/Major-developments/alphington-papermill/

The Executive Director of Heritage Victoria has advised Council that the 1954 Boiler House, located on the former Alphington Paper Mill site, has been recommended for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register.

The Heritage Council will consider this recommendation before deciding if the building is to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register.

Anyone is entitled to make a written submission regarding the recommendation to the Heritage Council of Victoria. Submissions must be made to the Heritage Council Secretariat by 5pm, Monday 16 January 2017.

To view the recommendation in full and to access the submission form, please visit www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/heritage-recommendations

You may also request that the Heritage Council conduct a hearing into the recommendation by ticking the relevant box on the submission form. If no submissions are received by 16 January 2016, the Heritage Council will consider the recommendation at its February 2017 meeting.

All queries about submissions should be directed to the Heritage Council Secretariat on 9208 3666 or heritage.council@delwp.vic.gov.au

If it is successful, Heritage Victoria would become the responsible authority for any works affecting the building.

Council considered this matter at a Special Confidential Council Meeting held on 19 September 2016.  At that meeting, Council reaffirmed its position that the 1954 Boiler House should be removed to enable the coherent development of the former Alphington Paper Mill site, as shown in the approved Development Plan.

Council’s resolution from 19 September 2016 is as follows:

“That Council notes the officer report in relation to the nomination to Heritage Victoria by a community member for the registration of the 1954 Boiler House at the former Alphington Paper Mill site, Alphington.

That Council:

  • having exhibited the proposed Development Plan by the proponent in 2015, and having received and carefully considered all the submissions from both the community and the referral authorities;
  • having considered the requirements of the Development Plan Overlay Schedule;
  • having considered all aspects of the Development Plan and how the various components inter-relate to each other;
  • having formed its opinion regarding the overall development layout for the site as being appropriate to produce an orderly and proper layout, subject to the changes as outlined in its 2 December, 2015; and
  • having determined on the development plan with specific regard to the overall community benefits from the approved Development Plan,

reaffirm its position that the 1954 Boiler House should be removed to enable the coherent development of the site as shown in the approved Development Plan.”