Windermere Flats (1936) is a finely detailed and comparatively rare example of a block of flats in the "Streamline Moderne" style which, although prevalent in the 1930s, has resulted in relatively few buildings in this style in Victoria. This building is one of the most advanced in external design as well as being one of the earliest. Important external features include the front elevation with its projecting balconies and planter box, the stair access to the front first floor flats, the stepped front door reveals and the stair to the roof-top sun deck. Builders Chapman and Williams constructed this building in 1936 for Mr C Habersbenger. The architect was JHE Dorney.
General Exemptions:General exemptions apply to all places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR). General exemptions have been designed to allow everyday activities, maintenance and changes to your property, which don’t harm its cultural heritage significance, to proceed without the need to obtain approvals under the Heritage Act 2017.Specific exemptions may also apply to your registered place or object. If applicable, these are listed below. Specific exemptions are tailored to the conservation and management needs of an individual registered place or object and set out works and activities that are exempt from the requirements of a permit. Specific exemptions prevail if they conflict with general exemptions. Find out more about heritage permit exemptions here.