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Historic Buildings Register

June 20, 2019

Eight years after Fitzroy Council recommended that Rushall Park be considered for inclusion on Victoria’s Historic Buildings Register, in 1986 the HBC decides to act.

A report prepared for the Council recommended that a separate architectural and historical study be made of the village, and that it was added to the Register of the National Estate and the Historic Buildings Register.

The report said the village was ‘significant’ on many levels, including the exceptional number of buildings of historic and architectural interest, the unusual and dense street layout creating closed and open vistas, the formal garden layout, and the lack of fences between cottages.

The village also provide an ‘excellent example of the different building styles and materials used over a 70-year time span.’

“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome.  Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.

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