Statement of Significance
The two foreshore pavilions, constructed c.1950, situated between Rutherford Parade and the foreshore in Warneet.
How is it significant?
The Warneet foreshore pavilions are of local historic, social and aesthetic significance to the City of Casey.
Why is it significant?
Historically, they are significant for their associations with improvements to the foreshore that were carried out by the Warneet Progress Association to promote Warneet as a holiday resort and a place for recreational boating during the postwar period. (AHC criteria A4, D2 and H1)
Socially, they have strong associations with the local community and visitors to Warneet by their use over a long period and are highly valued as part of the identity of the local area. (AHC criterion G1)
Aesthetically, they are significant as fine examples of simple timber pavilions with similar detailing that are an important element of the character and identity of the Warneet foreshore precinct. (AHC criterion E1)
Warneet Foreshore Pavilions - Physical Description 1
There are two timber pavilions situated on the foreshore at Warneet. One, situated near to the Warneet Motor Yacht Club building, is a gabled structure with a corrugated iron roof that projects over the water. The walls are constructed of vertical overlapping boards that stop just short of the eaves. There are open entrances at either end, and window openings in the side elevations. The interior is unlined and unadorned apart from simple slatted bench seating along each wall. The siting and design of the pavilion suggests that it was constructed as a waiting/transfer point for people getting onto boats.
The second pavilion, situated at the end of the North Jetty, is a smaller gabled building with a corrugated iron roof. It is open on the Rutherford Parade side and there is a doorway, placed off-centre, leading through to the jetty on the other which has a narrowed top. The walls are constructed of vertically laid overlapping boards, which on the side elevation are placed so as to created a 'ribbed' effect. Internally, the walls and ceiling are unlined exposing the construction. Timber slatted benches with backrests, which may be a later addition (this is suggested by the use of treated pine posts), line each wall.
Warneet Foreshore Pavilions - Physical Conditions
The North Jetty pavilion appears to be in reasonably good condition, although the corrugated iron is rusted and will require replacement soon. The Yacht Club pavilion, by comparison, is in fair to poor condition, but it appears to be basically sound and could be repaired.
Warneet Foreshore Pavilions - Intactness
High. It appears that only minor alterations have been carried out.
Warneet Foreshore Pavilions - Historical Australian Themes
Building settlements, towns and cities; Organising recreation
Heritage Study and Grading
Casey - Casey Heritage Study
Author: Context Pty Ltd
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