Cultural Heritage values have been well recognised over the course of years of archaeological investigation and engagement with the traditional owners. The site plan responds positively to these site values with recognition demonstrated as part of the urban design framework and open space delivery intent, which is intended to realise a positive reflection of traditional ownership into the future.
Three Cultural Heritage Management plans have been created for Kinley in consultation with Aboriginal Victoria and all of the local Traditional Landowner groups.
Two late 1800’s farm buildings, once a dairy and a bacon curing house, will be incorporated into Kinley’s masterplan, restored and transformed into community-focused facilities.
The site’s heritage-listed silos and kilns are valuable evidence of the former quarry’s highly inventive engineering practice and have been viewed by hundreds of Lilydale residents who have attended one of Kinley’s guided historical site tours.
The Heritage Quarter will act as the creative industries hub and food & beverage destination, repurposing and utilising the existing heritage buildings and infrastructure to become activated landmarks within the development.