Klipspringer Pty Ltd is significant to the City of Maribyrnong and within the western region of Melbourne.
Architecturally, the building is a distinctive example of the application of the Moderne style to an industrial use, making characteristic use of horizontal and vertical elements. It is also an externally near intact factory of a type once widespread in the western region of Melbourne but now rare, particularly examples in the Moderne Style. (Criterion A3)
Historically this unusual factory building is a notable example of a unique industry which operated here without pause for over 60 years. Tennis gut manufacture is an unusual and rare industry and may have only begun in Australia with the establishment of this works, possibly corresponding to the rise in popularity of tennis from the 1920s on. (Criterion B2) The works is representative of the development of existing noxious trades in the 1920s and 30s where new uses were found for the old products. It is also one of the few surviving factories reflecting the considerable industrial growth in the Braybrook area at this time. The facade of the building provides a suitably distinctive expression for this novel industry. (Criterion E1)
Australian Heritage Commission (AHC) criteria
The Australian Heritage Commission criteria consist of a set of eight criteria which cover social, aesthetic, scientific, and historic values. Each criterion has sub-criteria written specifically for cultural or natural values. The relevant criteria are:
A.3 richness and diversity of cultural features
E.1 aesthetic importance to the community or cultural group