Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

INCLUSION OF A PLACE IN THE NATIONAL HERITAGE LIST

 

ST KILDA ROAD AND ENVIRONS

 

 

 

I, Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, believing that

 

(a) St Kilda Rd and Environs as described in the Schedule has or may have the National Heritage values as specified in the Schedule; and

 

(b) any of those values is under threat of a significant adverse impact; and

 

(c) that threat is both likely and imminent;

 

include, pursuant to section 324JL of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, the place and the National Heritage values described in the Schedule in the National Heritage List.

 

 

 

Dated  10/02/2017

 

 

[signed by]

Josh Frydenberg

Minister for the Environment and Energy


SCHEDULE

 

STATE / TERRITORY

Local Government

Name

Location / Boundary

Criteria / Values

 

VICTORIA

 

Melbourne City, Port Phillip City

 

St Kilda Road and Environs:

 

Approximately  147ha, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, being an area commencing at the intersection of the southern boundary of Melbourne City Land Parcel 2026/3084 with the western road reserve boundary of St Kilda road (approximate MGA point Zone 55 321173mE 5812250mN), then easterly and south easterly via the southern and south western boundaries of Melbourne City Land Parcel 2026/3084 to the intersection with the south western boundary of Melbourne City Land Parcel 2028/3084 (approximate MGA point 322101mE 5811653mN), then south easterly via the south western boundary of Melbourne City Land Parcel 2028/3084 to its intersection with the south western boundary of Melbourne City Land Parcel 2027/3084 (approximate MGA point 322234mE 5811503mN), then south easterly and easterly via the south western and southern boundaries of Melbourne City Land Parcel 2027/3084 to the intersection with the northern alignment of the western road reserve boundary of Anderson Street (approximate MGA point 322649mE 5811358mN), then southerly via the northern alignment and southerly via the western road reserve boundary of Anderson Street to its intersection with the northern road reserve boundary of Domain Road (approximate MGA point 322555mE 5810665mN), then westerly via the northern road reserve boundary of Domain Road to its intersection with the north eastern road reserve boundary of St Kilda Road (approximate MGA point 321590mE 5810802mN), then south easterly via the north eastern road reserve boundary of St Kilda Road to the intersection with the southern road reserve boundary of Henry Street (approximate MGA point 322499mE 5808461mN), then south westerly directly to the intersection of the south western road reserve boundary of St Kilda Road with MGA northing 5808443mN (approximate MGA point 322441mE 5808443mN), then north westerly via the south western road reserve boundary of St Kilda Road to the intersection with the southern road reserve boundary of Albert Road (approximate MGA point 321653mE 5810668mN), then westerly and south westerly via the southern and south eastern road reserve boundaries of Albert Road to the intersection with MGA northing 5810625mN (approximate MGA point 321538mE 5810625mN), then north westerly directly to the intersection of the western road reserve boundary of Albert Road with MGA northing 5810649mN (approximate MGA point 321482mE 5810649mN), then northerly via the western road reserve boundary of Albert Road to its  intersection with the western road reserve boundary of St Kilda Road (approximate MGA point 321480mE 5810857mN), then northerly via the western road reserve boundary of St Kilda Road to the commencement point.

 

 

 

Criterion

Values

 (b)

 

the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place's possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Australia's natural or cultural history

The Domain Parklands including the Alexandra Gardens, the Queen Victoria Gardens, Alexandra Park, the Kings Domain, the Shrine of Remembrance Reserve, the Government House Reserve and the Royal Botanic Gardens, has outstanding national heritage value as a rare nineteenth and early twentieth century parkland, garden and landscaped precinct.

 

Features which express these values include the designed parkland and garden elements of the Domain Parklands which reflect the history of the park's development over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The remnant endemic red gums and other rare trees within the Parklands are important. The use of the area for memorialisation (statues, planting and other commemorative works) up to the mid twentieth century is important, in particular the Queen

 

Victoria Monument, Edward VII Memorial and King George V memorial. The use of the Royal Botanic Garden as an early science precinct is also important.

 

 

 (d)

 

the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place's importance in demonstrating the principal characteristics of: (i) a class of Australia's natural or cultural places; or (ii) a class of Australia's natural or cultural environments

The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne has outstanding national heritage value as an example of a War Memorial built in response to the devastating impact of World War l on the Australian community.

 

Features which express this value include the Shrine building with its associated ceremonial landscape and smaller commemorative memorials including but not limited to commemorative statues, plantings and other commemorative works. The borrowed landscape of St Kilda Road to the north and south of the Shrine is important. The axial vista north and south along St Kilda Road including its extension north into the City in both directions is particularly important as a purposefully designed axial design feature.

 (e)

 

the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place's importance in exhibit particular aesthetic characteristics valued by a community or cultural group

The Shrine of Remembrance has outstanding aesthetic characteristics valued by the Victorian and wider Australian community. These characteristics underpin the function of the building as a memorial and convey the community's respect for those who have served as war veterans in combat and in supporting roles.

 

Features which express this value include the architectural features of the exterior and interior of the Shrine including but not limited to the stylistic classical references, the use of superior materials, incorporation  of sculptural elements (internal and external) and other features which reinforce the commemorative  function of the space.