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October 1, 2010

Inset: Architectural icon Rippon Lea may be less costly for locals to visit.

The National Trust of Australia has many local Glen Eira and Port Phillip Mansions in her possession – including the well-loved Rippon Lea. Whether you’ve enjoyed family picnics there, had your wedding photos taken there perhaps, or you’ve done a walking tour – Rippon Lea is truly a Melbourne gem.

Did you know that the National Trust has no state funding to do its work in maintaining historically relevant premises? Perhaps that is why it has approached the Glen Eira Council to pay an annual sum which would provide discounted tickets to local visitors. This would both encourage locals to visit their own landmarks, as well as get more client through the door (albeit it a discount) to Rippon Lea.

At this stage Mayor Tang has said that the council should focus on its own infrastructure rather than the infrastructure of other organisations – but he says that he likes the idea generally (reported to the Caulfield Leader).

Do you think this is a good idea? Would you visit local heritage sites more if you had  a discounted entry ticket?

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

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