This former Navigation Station, a freestanding purpose built brick tower situated at the entrance to Corio Bay, was a vital link in the communication between shipping and the Port of Geelong for over 50 years of continuous use.
This place has aesthetic, scientific, historic and social value to the state and region of Greater Geelong.
It demonstrates important visual qualities of a functionalist International style building with the use of nautical features in the design and architect N Schefferle of Buchan, Laird and Buchan. It illustrates the technological process associated with marine communication and displays the changes in technology over time.
The former Navigation Station is one of the few examples of marine communication structures in the State and demonstrates a distinctive activity that no longer exists in this region as this form of communication with shipping has ceased.
It is of STATE cultural significance.
Gordon, CPC, "Point Henry Station", Investigator vol 28, no.4, December 1993 pp 116-132.