Norfolk Island Pines ALTONA, Hobsons Bay Heritage Study 2006
Statement of Significance
What is Significant?
The Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria heterophylla), planted c.1950, along the Esplanade, starting east of Mount Street, and restarting at McBain Street, Altona.
How is it Significant?
The Norfolk Island Pines along the Esplanade, Altona are of local historic and aesthetic significance to the Altona neighbourhood.
Why is it Significant?
Historically, they are significant for their associations with the former Shires of Werribee and Altona and demonstrate the improvements to the foreshore undertaken as a consequence of its increasing popularity due to the development of Altona in the postwar period. (AHC criterion A4)
Aesthetically, the now mature trees are significant as an important element of the cultural landscape character of the Altona foreshore precinct, which is integral to the identity of this area. They complement the mature trees in the Logan Reserve. (AHC criterion E1)