The ACT National Trust has nominated 18 places they believe possess heritage values and that are at risk from a range of potential impacts incliuding neglect, demolition, drougy, vandalism and poor planning decisions.
The Trusts top three places include:
- The Dickson-Lyneham Flats on Northbourne Avenue;
- Redwood Forest, Pialligo; and
- The Yarralumla Brickworks
Numbers two and three seem pretty straight forward, but I suspect that the boys and girls at the National Trust will be on a hiding to nowhere trying to save the Dickson-Lyneham Flats. Whilst it is certainly the case that late 20th Century heritage places are often the most vulnerable, are these really the best examples of this style of building?