Fitzroys is delighted to offer a leasehold interest in this exceptional heritage property on behalf of Working Heritage.
Working Heritage now seeks Registrations of Interest from potential occupants to:
It had a continuous role in the storage of explosives and ammunitions throughout the 20th century. The site was decommissioned in the early 1990s and lay dormant until Working Heritage assumed management. Working Heritage is now seeking Registrations of Interest from those interested in being part of the future of this remarkable place.
A range of buildings of varying size and character are spaced around a site that has unique features such as tunnels and earth mounds and is surrounded by parkland. The inner west of Melbourne has many notable landmarks and has been the focus of significant development in recent years. The west of Melbourne has the fastest growing population in Australia.
Key features of the area around Jack's Magazine include: Edgewater residential estate, Highpoint (one of Melbourne's super regional shopping centres), Footscray Town Centre, Victoria University (1.5 km south of the site), Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne and Parklands and recreational facilities at Pipemakers Park, Thompson Reserve and a range of open space on both sides of the river.
The Jack's Magazine site consists of 13 historical buildings constructed between 1875 – 1921 for the storage of explosives and ammunition. They vary from the timber frame loading dock that overlooks the canal to the cavernous bluestone gunpowder stores.
Working Heritage has no pre-conceptions about the best use of the property. It is unique and has the potential for many different activities including but not limited to retail, education, tourism, hospitality, creative industries and accommodation. Working Heritage will consider the ability of a proposed use to contribute to the financial sustainability of the site alongside other criteria such as community benefit.
Working Heritage encourages proposals that include adaptation and new development that responds to the heritage character of the site. Two precincts with development potential have been identified.
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