What is significant?
The Lower Goodwood Kilns were constructed in 1931 by Limberlost Lumber Mills, to meet the growing demand in Melbourne for seasoned timber. Forest seasoning kilns are a rare feature in Victoria, and the Goodwood kilns are among the largest and best preserved in the State. The site features seven intact concrete kiln chambers, including rail foundations, cross-pipe bracing and air ducts. Each kiln is 2.40 metres in height, and 10.50 metres deep.
How is it significant?
The Lower Goodwood Kilns are of historical significance to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
The Lower Goodwood Kilns are historically significant as an early and remarkably intact example of the timber seasoning process in Victoria. The kiln drying and reconditioning process transformed the production of seasoned eucalypt hardwoods, and remains the first and most essential value-adding process in the Australian timber industry.
1. All exempted alterations are to be planned and carried out in a manner which prevents damage to the fabric of the registered place or object.
2. Should it become apparent during further inspection or the carrying out of alterations that original or previously hidden or inaccessible details of the place or object are revealed which relate to the significance of the place or object, then the exemption covering such alteration shall cease and the Executive Director shall be notified as soon as possible.
3. If there is a conservation policy and plan approved by the Executive Director, all works shall be in accordance with it.
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5. Nothing in this declaration exempts owners or their agents from the responsibility to seek relevant planning or building permits from the responsible authority where applicable.
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