Plaques feature on significant Stonnington sites

Press Release | 19 November 2018

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Eight City of Stonnington landmarks have had their status as places of State significance recognised through the placement of Heritage Council Victoria blue plaques.

Distinctive blue heritage plaques now adorn our Malvern and Prahran Town Halls; the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre; Central Park Conservatory; Chapel off Chapel; the former Prahran Fire Station; the former Police Station and Court House; and the Church Street Bridge.

Advocate for heritage preservation, City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos is thrilled visitors can now learn about the area’s rich and vibrant history through the heritage plaques.

“Council is extremely proud of our many wonderful heritage buildings and places, through which we get to enjoy a lasting reminder of Melbourne’s past,” said Cr Stefanopoulos.

“There are few areas in Melbourne, or Australia for that matter, where you can find such a fine collection of buildings and places that have achieved State level recognition for their heritage value.

“We hope that local residents and visitors to our city enjoy discovering the diverse history of Stonnington through these State significant buildings and places.”

Supplied free by Heritage Council Victoria, the blue plaques are available to owners of places and objects listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Enjoyed by tourists, visitors and residents interested in the history of their local area, the plaques highlight Victoria’s diverse heritage places, and stories and the history behind them.

The City of Stonnington has also erected over 60 of its own commemorative markers at significant sites across the municipality. Extending from Prahran’s oldest hotel on the corner of Toorak and Punt roads to Malvern’s oldest church on the corner of Dandenong and Warrigal roads, the commemorative markers celebrate the people, places and events that have shaped the area’s proud history.

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For more information please contact the City of Stonnington History Centre on 8290 1360 or visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/history

City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos is available for interview or comment.

For media or photo opportunities, please contact the City of Stonnington’s Communications Department on 8290 1113 or media@stonnington.vic.gov.au

 

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