Fairview Avenue Precinct, Burwood, is an area of heritage significance for the following reasons:
- The place is a well preserved timber bungalow precinct, comparing well with similar precincts in the metropolitan area and containing some unusual examples of hybrid residential styles.
- The place is a predominantly intact interwar landscape containing mature street trees.
- The place is strongly representative of development in Camberwell during the interwar period. It is conspicuously predicated on a commuter workforce, being next to a tramline, and with relatively uniform side driveway provision for the car.
- Though it also contains some brick houses, overall, the extensive use of timber is in strong contrast to the predominantly brick residential estates in the rest of the former Camberwell municipality which arose from the widespread application of 'brick area' by-laws.