Morton Homestead – Melton

Morton Homestead has won the Cultural Heritage Award 2012 Sustainable Cities Competition from Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria which has stated that, "Taylors Hill's historic Morton Homestead is a rare example of an early 20th century farmstead. Located at the heart of the emerging community of Taylors Hill,

Melton Shire Council saw the opportunity to transform this historically significant farmstead into a community hub while preserving its historical features. The property is of historical significance as it is one of few remaining Melton Shire houses built as a result of the Closer Settlement Board's subdivision of the Overnewton Estate of

prominent pastoralist William Taylor. The works undertaken included the repair and adaptation of the farmhouse. The Council conserved and integrated aspects of all original features into the landscape design where possible. Community activities are now taking place in the building, bringing new life to the old homestead."

View the award, published photos and related article on the Melton City Council's August 2012 Mayor's Page.





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