The National Trust ACT will appeal the ACT Heritage Council decision to only list part of the Dickson/Lyneham Flats or Northbourne Housing Precinct.
Press Release - 4 March 2015
The National Trust will appeal the ACT Heritage Council decision to only list part of the Dickson/Lyneham Flats or Northbourne Housing Precinct.
Mr Martin as spokesman for the National Trust stated the National Trust agrees with the ACT Heritage Council who said “at no stage has there been any expert heritage view doubting the values of the precinct”. The Statement of Significance recognises the heritage values of the whole precinct.
However despite the heritage values of the whole, only part of the precinct has been suggested for the ACT Heritage Register.
The suggestion by the Heritage Council that this is “influenced by consideration of what are feasible and prudent options for the future of the precinct” is premature as there is no DA for the whole precinct and until there is then the whole precinct should be conserved. Mr Martin said the suggestion that the features intrinsic to heritage significance of the place are less than the whole is inappropriate as all elements should be included as indicated in the Statement of Significance.
The token sample is considered inappropriate to reflect all the heritage values as the planning, massing and design elements, which are considered important components, will not be fully realised.
Eric J Martin, AM
Heritage Spokesperson for the National Trust of Australia (ACT)
Phone: 6260 6395