EDO Tasmania represented the Australian Institute of Architects (the Institute) in its appeal against a decision to remove a residential dwelling in Taroona, built in 1962, from the Tasmanian Heritage Register (the Register). The property had been listed in the Register in 2001 on the grounds that it:
- demonstrates characteristics of a late 20th Century organic house;
- demonstrates a high degree of creative achievement; and
- has a special association with the work of prominent Tasmanian architect, Ray Heffernan.
The Institute was concerned to retain the building on the Register as an example of the evolution of modernism and a key building in Tasmania’s architectural history.
By majority, the Tribunal concluded that the property was of cultural heritage significance and should remain on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Click here to read the decision.
The Institute was delighted with the decision and the recognition of the significant contribution modern architecture makes in shaping our heritage.
The Institute is extremely grateful for the enormous contribution made by EDO Tasmania in highlighting and protecting the heritage values of this property, along with other properties that may be affected by this ruling in the future.