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Administered by: Environment and Energy
Published Date 06 Oct 2016

 

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

INCLUSION OF A PLACE IN THE COMMONWEALTH HERITAGE LIST

 

 

Residence of the Australian Ambassador Washington

 

I, Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, having considered in relation to the place described in the Schedule of this instrument:

 

(a)       the Australian Heritage Council’s assessment whether the place meets any of the Commonwealth Heritage criteria; and

 

(b)       the comments given to the Council under sections 341JF and 341JG of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999; and

 

being satisfied that the place described in the Schedule has the Commonwealth Heritage values specified in the Schedule, pursuant to section 341JI of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, include the place and its Commonwealth Heritage value in the Commonwealth Heritage List.

 

 

 

Dated          12 September 2016

 

signed by

Josh Frydenberg
Minister for the Environment and Energy

 


 

SCHEDULE

 

STATE / TERRITORY:          EXTERNAL

Name:                                      Residence of the Australian Ambassador Washington

Location / Boundary:               3120 Cleveland Avenue, Washington DC, United States.

Criteria / Values


 

Criterion

Values

(a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the place has significant heritage value to the nation because of the place's important in the course, or pattern, of Australia's natural or cultural history

As the original permanent office and home of the Australian Legation to Washington, the Australian Ambassador’s Residence is symbolic of the appointment of the first Australian diplomatic head of mission in a foreign country (excluding the United Kingdom as the ‘Mother Country’). It is also symbolic of the significant step in the transition of Australian foreign policy from being subsumed within British Empire foreign policy to the independent Australian foreign policy today and the gradual shift from the Australian-British relationship to the Australian-American relationship as the keystone of Australia’s foreign policy.

The values are represented in the attributes of the Residence as an identifiable site and use as an Australian diplomatic property and building.

 

For more information on the place search the Australian Heritage Database at http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl using the name of the place.