The Kerrigan's airport adjacent home in The Castle could be saved

The Kerrigan's airport adjacent home in The Castle could be saved
The Kerrigan's airport adjacent home in The Castle could be saved

The Strathmore house that featured in the cult film, The Castle has moved a step closer to heritage protection.

It's a long shot, but the Kerrigan's home from the 1997 film, The Castle, could still be saved from demolition by its “social significance”. 

Described as arguably Australian film’s most recognisable home, the Strathmore home, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, faces the wrecking ball.

The classic Australian film of 1997 celebrates the triumph of the Kerrigans over the impending compulsory acquisition.

“This is not a house, it’s a home," was how the status was put in the High Court proceedings.

The house at 3 Dagonet Street attracts visitors knocking on the door and asking to speak to Darryl.

Set next to an airport, it was up for rental recently at $380 per week.

Moonee Valley City Council confirmed a planning application for the construction of two dwellings was lodged in late May.

But the home at 3 Dagonet Street could be added to the heritage overlay of the Moonee Valley planning scheme, if the property is deemed significant for inclusion.

Moonee Valley councillor Narelle Sharpe has sought this week a report to investigate the potential for the site to be covered by the overlay based on “strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social and cultural reasons”.

She said the film, starring Michael Caton, Stephen Curry and Eric Bana, was probably the most iconic movie ever made in Australia, and that the outcome would be good for the community.

 

Council officers will need to seek interim protection in order to take out a heritage assessment of the site, The Moonee Valley Leader reported.

 

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