The former I.Y.U. (later Babinya) milking shed is significant to the Cardinia Shire for its illustration of early farming endeavours in the area and the development of the dairying industry. It dates from the 1880s when the Kitchen Brothers established what has been described as the largest dairying venture in Australia at that time on both this property and the neighbouring Green Hills.
This former milking shed is also significant for its associations with important people in the district, the Kitchen Brothers, and as a large, early and well-publicised example of a building type which is still recognised in the district for its associations.
This large gabled and paling clad former milking shed has corrugated iron roofing branded `TW & JW Walker' 3 Crowns of Wolverhampton (thought to be a rare brand); and new steel pipe columns (welded flanges) connecting to deep Oregon main beams throughout, presumably as part of the conversion to a shearing shed. Some timber posts survive at the north end internally and posts are visible on the north elevation (between paling clad panels), with chamfered edges and timber block footings. The floor is part concrete and part T&G pine (added?); a door is of the Edwardian era, with `Carpenter' brand rimlock; and the main double door pairs are ledge & braced and vertical boarded. External cladding is of part sawn hardwood paling (north, east, south ends) and fibrous cement sheet to the west, with new louvre windows. There is a domed 9' thick brick well located to the north-west, near a Monterey cypress row.
Changes involve recladding part of the walls externally with fibrous cement sheet, installation of louvre windows, creation of new openings, the adding of a ridge vent, replacement of the floor and replacing timber posts internally with steel for the new use.