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      NATIONAL TRUST
OUR HERITAGE AT RISK NOMINATION

1.    IDENTIFICATION / LOCATION OF OUR HERITAGE AT RISK

      Current Name of Place/Object:             RZ2 (former A10) Areas ,
      Yarralumla.
      Other Names:
      Street Address of Place/Object: Various
      Local Government Authority:        ACT Government
      Title Details: Lot No:       land areas designated RZ2 in Yarralumla – Section
      64, blocks 8, 11, 12, 16.

      Type of Place/Object: Residential areas

      Current Owner - Name:        Various
      Current Occupant: Suburban residential

      Construction Date: Late 1920s – 1930s
      Original Use: suburban residential Current Use: suburban
      residential


2.    IDENTIFICATION OF CURRENT RISK
      Statement of Risk: (a summary of the nature of the risk building on the three
      criteria below (degree/type/fate)(50 words maximum).
      Relating to a development application in Yarralumla, the Administrative
      Appeals Tribunal has made a landmark decision which may effect heritage
      places within RZ2 Suburban Core Zones. A planning objective allows for an
      increase in housing density and multi-unit, two-storey developments thus
      making standing heritage values subservient to the current planning
      philosophy.
      Degree of Risk: (one of)
      *****         Imminent risk - no solution agreed
      ****          High risk - no solution agreed
      ***           High risk - solution agreed but not implemented
      **            Immediate risk – no solution
      *             Immediate risk – solution agreed but not implemented
      Threats/Risks: (one of)
      *****        Destruction
      ****         Deterioration
     ***           Devaluation
     **            Damage
     *             Disturbance
     Fate/outcome
     *****        Saved (and secure, ie, solution agreed & implemented)
     ****         Stable (not yet saved or secure, ie, solution not yet fully
                  implemented)
                  A decision made at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in the
                  ACT may set a precent which would allow multi-story
                  development in heritage precinct located in Yarralumla.

     ***           Surviving
     **            Suffering
     *             Stuffed (shattered or smashed) Lost!

3.   STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
     The Yarralumla heritage housing precinct is an example of early twentieth
     century planned garden city suburban precincts. It demonstratea how English
     Garden City planning philosophy was appropriated and implemented by the
     Federal Capital administration and planning bodies to cater for all ranks of
     public service, and privately employed families.

     Elaboration of Criteria as Applicable (if required to substantiate significance)
      Aesthetic
     The architectural character of the precinct is also valued for its high degree of
     aesthetic unity and demonstration of technical innovation in the design of
     low-density public housing subdivisions. This includes the use of alternate
     exterior elevations on the same floor plan, the mirror reversing of floor plans,
     and the recurring use of architectural elements such as recessed porches or
     chimneys located on a gable façade.

     The landscape treatment of the precinct is also valued for its aesthetic unity.
     This emanates from the spatial treatment of landscape including setbacks
     providing for a generous garden setting and separation between dwellings.

      Historic
     The precinct is historically significant as one of the surviving example of the
     early twentieth century planned garden city suburban planning. Since the
     Second World War, Garden City planning has followed a continuous process
     of rationalisation to suit changing lifestyles. Key features such as the presence
     of central landscaped reserves overlooked by housing, generous verge widths,
     generous block sizes, building footprints, and front setbacks have been lost or
     diminished.
      Scientific
      Social
     These precinct is significant as a record of the class structure delineated by the
     federal Capital planners. During the development of the national capital
     urban precincts were planned and built for lower, mid and upper income
     public servants. This is demonstrated in the planning strategies and types of
     housing deemed suitable for particular income levels, and in the standard
     suburban block and detached houses.
      Spiritual
        o Representativeness
        o Authenticity
        o Rarity


4.   CURRENT HERITAGE RECOGNITION

     National List:                     (date entered)        (ID or Ref number)
     Commonwealth List:
     Register of National Estate:
     State Heritage Register/Listing:   Yarralumla housing (Early Canberra Brickworks
                                        Housing Precinct)
     National Trust Classification:     1991

     Municipal Listing/Town Planning Scheme:
     Other:


5.   DESIRED OUTCOME / VISION
     (What would you like to see happen to the place or object if the threat could be
     removed)
     Identified heritage values need to be observed and protected and should
     override the planning philosophy developed for these areas..

6.   PHOTOGRAPHS / DOCUMENTATION
         (max 5 photographs/documents)
         Bibliography

7.   RISK/AMELIORATION REPORT CARD

     Year:
     Action:
     Change in Status:
     Rating:
Attachment A

RZ2 – Suburban Core Zone – Effective under ACT Legislation 31 March 2008

Zone Objectives

   a) Create a wide range of affordable and sustainable housing choices to accommodate
      population growth and meet changing household and community needs
   b) Ensure that development addresses the street and the existing neighbourhood
      characteristics in scale, form and site development
   c) Facilitate efficient use of existing social and physical infrastructure and services in
      residential areas close to commercial centres
   d) Provide opportunities for home based employment consistent with residential amenity
   e) Provide for a limited range of small-scale facilities to meet local needs consistent with
      residential amenity
   f) Promote energy efficiency and conservation and sustainable water use

				
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