HO116 (1) - Footscray Fire Station Complex, 67-71 Droop Street, Footscray.JPG
Statement of Significance
City of Maribyrnong HeritageReview Statement of Significance:Footscray Fire Station & palm are significant to the western region because:
- the station complex is one of the region's more architecturally accomplished inter-war public utility buildings (Criterion F1);
- the station complex and palm have remained essentially unaltered from the street view and preserves the functional association of fire engine garages and firemen's accommodation plus the landscape setting (Criterion D2);
- the palm is relatively unusual for a utility building landscape in the City ( Criterion B2); and - it is a long term public utility well known by the community, representing the early days of station construction under the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (Criterion A4).
Footscray Conservation Study SOS
One of the city's more architecturally accomplished public utility buildings which has remained essentially unaltered from the street view.
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:
F.1 design or technological achievement .
D.2 good example of type
A.4 demonstrates well the course and pattern of history, important historic events