Every 2 months Heritage Victoria makes recommendations to the Heritage Council of Victoria on changes to the Victorian Heritage Register.

A short summary of our recommendations this round is below. You can read the full recommendations at the Heritage Council’s website.

Recommendations to the Heritage Council of Victoria

Diesel Locomotive A60

The Executive Director has recommended to the Heritage Council that Diesel Locomotive A60 is included in the Victorian Heritage Register. This train started service as a B60 called Harold W Clapp which was built in 1952, and was converted to an A60 named Sir Harold Clapp in 1984.

The B60 was built as part of ‘Operation Phoenix’, a post-war recovery program, and was the first of the mainline diesel locomotives to operate in Victoria. The train was the flagship of the Victorian Railways until the 1980s, and even hauled the Royal Train when the Queen visited in 1954.

Crossman House

The Executive Director has recommended to the Heritage Council that the Crossman House, 151 Finch Street, Glen Iris, should not be included in the Victorian Heritage Register. The Crossman House is a well-designed and interesting 1970s residence by architect Kevin Borland, who is one of the best-represented 20th century architects in the Victorian Heritage Register.

But the house is not characteristic of his work or indicative of the full extent of his achievements as an architect. For this reason the Executive Director has recommended it is not included in the register. State significant examples of Borland’s work include:

Other recommendations

The Executive Director has recommended to the Heritage Council that land is added to the registrations of these places to protect their heritage significance.
  • Carlton Gardens Primary School
  • Kawarau
  • Former Residence 802 Sturt Street
  • Former Mining Exchange
  • Huyghue House

A note on early registrations

Some of the earliest registrations on the Victorian Heritage Register did not include land because this wasn’t possible under the law at that time. It has been Heritage Victoria’s practice since the 1980s to include land in new registrations to protect the fabric and significance of the place.

Heritage Victoria is systematically working through the early registrations to add land through an amendment process. If you would like to speak to someone about an early registration you can contact the heritage registrations team.

Page last updated: 06/04/21