Molonglo Valley Historic Sites
Why is it Significant?
These sites are yet to be fully investigated and assessed. However, both are closely related to
the nineteenth century rural occupation of the Molonglo Valley first by large land holders and later by small selector land holders.
Descendants of the original families still live in the district and consider these places significant to their family
Why is it at Risk?
The Molonglo Valley is the next area for large-scale urban development. The preliminary
heritage assessment stated: ‘comparatively few remains are sufficiently intact either to have entered the canons of oral history or to the
be recognizable in the landscape.’ Both places and other yet unidentified places are threatened if further investigation does not take
What needs to be done?
• A comprehensive heritage assets survey to be conducted in the Valley targeted at historical
sites. The survey should assess identified sites for heritage significance.
• A Conservation and management plan completed including all historic sites identified.
• The identified sites be protected and integrated into the urban plan for the Valley or where little remains in context.
• Interpretive signage erected in places identified with historical/heritage significance.