1586 - Brimbank City Council Post-contact Cultural Heritage Study 2000
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - January 1, 2000
Individual place statement of significance::
The Arthur Street house is of local historical significance as one of the few surviving buildings which reflects the late nineteenth century development of St.Albans and particularly as a physical representation of the town planning and suburban development ambitions of the Cosmopolitan Land & Banking Company, their principal force, A. H. Padley, and their architect, Percy Oakden. Precinct statement of significance::
The St.Albans Village Plan Heritage Area is historically significant as an innovative and unusual plan for a Melbourne suburb in the 19th century. Its circular and curved layout, designed by well-known Melbourne architect, Percy Oakden, centred on the railway line - the drawcard for prospective buyers of land. The link with railway development was characteristic of boom-time Melbourne. The main feature is the layout of streets and the naming system and it is important that these aspects should be preserved.