What is significant? The Valley View Orchards, comprising the coolstore, engine room and Ruston engine constructed 1928 at 15 Shelton Road, and the manager's house constructed 1915 at 30 Shelton Road, Pakenham Upper.
How is it significant? The Valley View Orchards is of local historic and technical significance to Cardinia Shire.
Why is it significant? Valley View Orchards is significant to the locality of Pakenham Upper because of the surviving evidence of the development of orcharding in the district (RNE criterion A.4). This includes the manager's house (reputedly dating from c1915) part of the early Woolf coolstore (once one of the largest privately owned stores in the State) and a notable early refrigeration plant nearby featuring a Ruston engine (RNE F.1). This orchard was one of the biggest in the district and is one of the much smaller number to remain active.