Now you see it, soon you won’t: Heritage Shipping Control Tower, North Wharf, Docklands. On-site visit and discussion.
This prominent, once cutting-edge maritime infrastructure asset, sits on the tip of North Wharf in Docklands. Among the heritage-listed Victoria Harbour and Yarra River, is the Shipping Control Tower, which played a crucial role in Melbourne and Victoria’s prosperity.
Owned by government, this impressive maritime infrastructure asset, recognised as significant in the evolution of Melbourne, languishes, devoid of heritage protection, neglected and left to rot. MMHN will share what we know of the history and regrettable disregard for its cultural value.
Where: At the tip of North Wharf, Docklands.
Take the Collins St tram to the last stop walk towards Docklands library, continue walking along the North Wharf Road in towards the Bolte Bridge.