What is Significant?
The Toora Avenue of Honour, planted in 1920 & 1933, at Foster, Welshpool and Grip Roads, Toora.
Why is it Significant?
The Toora Avenue of Honour is of local historic, aesthetic and social significance to the town and district of Toora.
Historically, it is important as one of a series of similar memorial avenues that were established throughout the Shire, and expresses the significant effect that the First World War had upon small rural communities. (AHC criteria - A.4 and D.2) Aesthetically, the Avenue enhances the appearance of the South Gippsland Highway and Grip Road and provides an appropriate visual setting for the World War 1 memorial situated at the intersection with Stanley Street. (AHC criterion - E.1) Socially, the Avenue is important as a memorial to local residents who served in World War 1 and contributes to the identity of Toora. (AHC criterion - G.1)