New Mans­field prop­er­ties ap­proved for her­itage over­lay

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

SOME 32 new places of interest have been in­cluded on the up­dated Mans­field Shire Her­itage Over­lay, with the amended list now headed to the State Gov­ern­ment for fi­nal ap­proval.

Open for pub­lic com­ment un­til the end of July, just a sin­gle ob­jec­tion was re­ceived to the pro­posed list­ings.

“We were re­ally pleased with the process,” se­nior strate­gic plan­ner at the Mans­field Shire, Kathy Richard­son, said.

“It shows that peo­ple are happy to pre­serve their prop­er­ties and the his­toric value of such.”

The one re­ceived ob­jec­tion re­lated to in­ter­nal con­trols over a prop­erty at Jamieson, and the sub­mis­sion was with­drawn af­ter clarification from coun­cil.

“As a community, it’s nice that peo­ple want to be a part of pre­serv­ing the area’s his­tory,” Ms Richard­son said.

A her­itage over­lay of 31 prop­er­ties al­ready ex­isted within the Mans­field Shire, but a fur­ther study iden­ti­fied a num­ber of new prop­er­ties that coun­cil thought were also ap­pro­pri­ate for in­clu­sion.

“We have had a her­itage con­sul­tant come in and he has put to­gether stage one of a her­itage list­ing for us,” Ms Richard­son said at the time the over­lay went up for pub­lic dis­cus­sion.

“Many peo­ple don’t re­alise that it doesn’t have to be a home to be in­cluded on the her­itage over­lay – it is about iden­ti­fy­ing places of sig­nif­i­cance.

“A lot of 1980s build­ings in Mel­bourne have sig­nif­i­cant post-modern de­sign ar­chi­tec­ture, and they are listed.”

Not sur­pris­ingly, Jamieson has a num­ber of prop­er­ties that have been added to the over­lay - places such as the Dig­gers Ex­change Ho­tel, the Colo­nial Bank, Me­mo­rial Hall and the Post Of­fice.

In Mans­field, the Alzburg is a new list­ing, as is the Me­chan­ics In­sti­tute, High Coun­try Ap­parel and the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel.

Less tra­di­tional places of sig­nif­i­cance that are now on the list in­clude three Saw Dust Kilns in Mans­field, the War Me­mo­rial Gates and the Me­mo­rial Trough.

“It’s amaz­ing what can make its way onto a her­itage over­lay,” Ms Richard­son said.

At the Septem­ber coun­cil meet­ing, held last week, it was re­solved to send the over­lay to the State Gov­ern­ment for fi­nal ap­proval.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to view a com­plete list of the prop­er­ties now in­cluded on the over­lay, go to www.mans­field. vic.gov.au.

HER­ITAGE LISTED: An ad­di­tional 32 places of sig­nif­i­cance have been in­cluded in a new Mans­field Shire Her­itage Over­lay. Among those to make it onto the up­dated list is the Mans­field Ho­tel, pic­tured.

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