Wembly Dairy is of historical and architectural significance to the City of Maribyrnong as a representative early twentieth century model dairy which reflects the growing aspirations for convenient, hygienic, consumer products in a suburban setting.
This was a development which spread across Melbourne and other towns with local dairies delivering to suburban areas by horse cart and lorry for over fifty years, until supermarket and milkbar supplies and the increase in private car ownership brought about their demise. (Criterion A4) This building form is a unique type of structure reflecting a past way of life which is now extinct. (Criterion B2)
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.4 demonstrates well the course and pattern of history, important historic events
Single story local dairy with two-storey building at rear - possibly a stable. Constructed in yellow dry-pressed brick with curved walls in a miniature form of the Modern Style factories common along Geelong Road.