Project status: Closed

Public consultation has now closed. All submissions received during the consultation period will be considered by the Heritage Council in making a final decision. Anyone who submitted a comment will be notified of the final decision and updates will be made to the Register entry page when it is finalised.

We looked at

The Former Kingston Post Office is significant for its strong associations with the post-World War II development of Canberra. An earlier post office existed in Kingston from the 1920s, but with increasing demand for its services after WWII, the government planned and built the current building in 1947 on the other side of Jardine Street where the shopping precinct would eventually expand with a new row of banking and commercial services buildings that referenced the Post Office in their design. The choice of a high-quality design is also a significant reminder of the investment made by the Post Master General in the post-war growth of Canberra. It was the first official post office constructed in Canberra after WWII and operated until 1989. The Former Kingston Post Office was the most important post office outlet for business and for residents of south Canberra during the post-WWII period of urban development of the capital. It is the oldest surviving post office building designed for the federal capital.

How you had YourSay

You were invited to have YourSay by:

  • Taking the survey at the bottom of the page
  • Alternatively, using the Public Consultation Template (in the document library) and email it to the ACT Heritage Council

Comments made through this website are formal statutory consultation comments and are given to the Council. The statutory consultation notice can be found on the ACT Government’s Find a Public Notice site.

This was the opportunity for you to say if you think the Council has it right or wrong, or if there is anything else they should have considered.

A common outcome of consultation is the Council confirming or rethinking what is included in their assessment, or what a final decision may look like. This can involve changing boundaries or adding or removing features that make up the significant fabric of the place.