What is Significant?
The former Foster Higher Elementary School War Memorial Avenue of trees, established in 1921, at Hoddle Road, Foster.
Why is it Significant?
The former Foster Higher Elementary School War Memorial Avenue is of local historic, social and aesthetic significance to the town and district of Foster.
Historically and socially, the War Memorial Avenue, which presumably responded to the initiative of the Victorian State Recruiting Committee, was the first memorial to World War 1 be established in Foster and specifically commemorated former students who served in the war. (AHC criteria - A.4, D.2, and G.1) Aesthetically, the War Memorial Avenue provided an appropriate and related setting for the Memorial Higher Elementary School that opened in the following year. Today, although diminished in number the now mature trees enhance the appearance and setting of South Gippsland Secondary College, and remain an evocative symbol of the impact of World War 1 upon the school. (AHC criterion - E.1)