What is Significant?
The Belle Vue Park Stables (former), constructed c.1845, at 9 Oak Park Court, Oak Park.
How is it Significant?
The site is of State historical significance for its association with the Belle Vue Park Estate.
The Belle Vue Park Stables (former) are of local historic significance to the City of Moreland.
Why is it Significant?
The site is of historical significance for its association with John Pascoe Fawkner, pioneer, politician and co-founder of Melbourne. Fawkner lived on a large estate that incorporated this property between 1840 and 1855, which was the only property he retained following his insolvency in 1843-45.
The site is of historical significance as the site of the first ever attempt to develop a self contained community on land that Fawkner owned, although this ultimately failed.
Whilst the intactness of the former Belle Vue Park stables is poor, it is significant as possibly the only surviving remnant of Fawkner's original estate, although it cannot be proved if the stables were built by Fawkner. (AHC Criterion H.1)
The stables building should not be demolished and should only be subject to minor modifications.