Seaholme Railway Station Complex and trees, Hobsons Bay Heritage Study 2006
Statement of Significance
What is Significant?
The Seaholme Railway Station complex, comprising the station buildings and platform constructed in 1921 and the related mature trees including Canary Island Palms, Figs and Flowering Gums, at Station Street, Seaholme.
How is it Significant?
The Seaholme Railway Station complex is of local historic, social and aesthetic significance to the City of Hobsons Bay.
Why is it Significant?
Historically, it is significant for its strong associations with the revival of the Altona Beach Estate in the Interwar period and the development of new facilities by Victorian Railways to serve the growing population in this area. (AHC criterion A4 and H1)
Socially, it is significant for its strong associations with the development of the Altona and Seaholme communities as one of the oldest public buildings in this area and a public gathering place for nearly 80 years. (AHC criterion G1)
Aesthetically, it is significant as an intact inter-war weatherboard station complex, which is enhanced by its mature and related landscape setting, which features a significant group of Canary Island Palms. (AHC criteria B2 and E1)