Woorndoo sites have been identified in a local heritage study endorsed by Moyne Shire Council.
Woorndoo's community hall, recreation reserve and the avenue of Monterey Cypress trees on Ararat Road have been listed as having "war-related heritage significance" in a report endorsed by Moyne Shire councillors during Tuesday's ordinary council meeting.
Independent heritage specialists conducted the Woorndoo Heritage Assessment Report in 2019 to assess the heritage and war memorial status of the three sites.
The report found that the avenue of Monterey Cypress was planted as an Avenue of Honour in 1919 and that the Woorndoo Public Hall was built as a Soldiers' Memorial Hall in 1926-27.
The report recommended heritage overlays be applied to the specific sites.
It also recommended council nominate war-related heritage places and objects to the Victorian War Heritage Inventory, including the Woorndoo State School and Uniting Church honour boards.
The report stated the First World War honour boards should also be safe-guarded by the council in the event of the former Woorndoo State School or Uniting Church being sold or no longer used for community/church use.
A similar assessment was prepared in 2006 as part of the 'Moyne Shire Heritage Study: Stage 2', which recommended the sites be added to the Moyne Planning Scheme under a Heritage Overlay.
That has not yet occurred.
Cr Jill Parker said if council did not endorse the report they were "saying the things (the community) really value are not considered significant by the shire".
"I think that would be a rather negative attitude to take," she said.
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