1716 - Brimbank City Council Post-contact Cultural Heritage Study 1998
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - November 1, 1998
Individual place statement of significance::
The St.Albans public hall is of local historical significance as the centre of municipal and social activity during the post-World War Two growth period when the character of St.Albans was dramatically changed through substantial British and European immigration and settlement. The small size of the hall reflects both the small initial population, and possibly the low priority of the then Keilor -focussed council for which St.Albans was a peripheral concern. 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.