Media release: New Plaques celebrate Warrandyte Heritage

5 Jan 2017
Liveable Places and Spaces

A series of five new heritage plaques have been installed at historic buildings within the Warrandyte Township to celebrate the local history of the area.

The historically significant buildings include:

  • Warrandyte Grand Hotel
  • Former Warrandyte Post Office
  • Warrandyte Bakery
  • Gospel Chapel
  • Butcher’s Shop.

A partnership project between Manningham Council and the Warrandyte Historical Society, each of the plaques tells a story of the history of each building to provide local residents and visitors an insight into the into the important history of the Warrandyte Township.

Manningham Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert said that Council is pleased to celebrate these historic places, each of which has a special place in the history of the local area.

“The newly installed heritage plaques have been a great addition to these five iconic heritage buildings in Warrandyte and we hope will give residents and visitors an insight into the important history of this area.

“We are continuing to work in conjunction with the Warrandyte Historical Society to promote the places and spaces of historical and heritage significance in Warrandyte,” Cr Kleinert said. 


Members of the Warrandyte Historical Society and Manningham Mayor with the new heritage plaque

L-R: Cristina Rivero, Council's Strategic Planner; Cr Paul McLeish; Fritz Uhl, local property owner; Neil Abbott, Warrandyte Historical Society member; Pam Fallon Heritage Advisory Committee member; Valerie Polley, Warrandyte Historical Society Secretary; Audrey Drechsler, local business owner; Manningham Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert; Margaret Kelly, Warrandyte Historical Society President and Margaret Abbott member of the Warrandyte Historical Society.