Australian Bollards – Protecting Melbourne’s Heritage
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Melbourne’s renowned Federation Square has been granted status on the Victorian Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 2017. This cultural space has become a hub for socially significant gatherings, events and protests - Melbourne’s preeminent social square since its conception in 2002. It joins several prominent buildings around Melbourne’s CBD, protected under the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Australian Bollards is committed to protecting the heritage of culturally significant sites in Australia. We have provided many safety solutions for buildings under the Heritage register such as; The Shrine of Remembrance, the Former Royal Mint, Luna Park and Melbourne Museum, which has a long-standing tie with the Heritage Council of Victoria. All of our products are engineered to PAS 68 protection against Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM). These buildings each hold national significance and importance that tie together the Melbourne we know and cherish.
With its open-spaced structure, Federation Square has implemented bollards in the past, securing pedestrian protection. The concrete bollards that were placed along Federation Square are similar to our concrete event bollards, however, at Australian Bollards we have own approach that complement the aesthetics of the buildings’ architectural design. At Australian Bollards, we propose a soft approach to hard security with our range of spherical bollards - a design that maintains and reflects the modern infrastructure. The Spherical Streetscape Granite Bollards are aesthetically pleasing while providing protection from Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation.
Across the Yarra River from Federation Square, Australian Bollards has provided safeguard solutions for The Shrine of Remembrance – Victoria’s national war memorial. The important heritage site installed high impact bollards, safeguarding its entrances from vehicle ram-raiding.
Further down William Street outside of Flagstaff Station is the Former Royal Mint of Australia, another on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Former Mint stands on the land of the peoples of the Kulin Nation and has been a Melbourne landmark since 1872. Today the main building holds the Hellenic Museum, dedicated to the celebration of the heritage of ancient and modern Greece. Our Colossus bollards placed throughout the car park, ensuring pedestrian and vehicle safety.
Melbourne Museum is a national and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building – both classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While all bollard installations are important, Australian Bollards were very excited in providing protection for a world heritage site. Architecturally designed stainless-steel bollards were placed around the iconic building, providing aesthetically pleasing protection that seamlessly blends with the picturesque surroundings.
The iconic and historic amusement site, Luna Park was built in 1912. This eventful location is home to Melbournian children (and adults), especially in the summer holidays. With kids running and having fun in the sun, Australian Bollards’ high impact Event Bollards are deployed, providing public safety at a moments’ notice.
Cultural icon Flinders Street Station was built in 1905. It is registered on the Heritage list as a Melbournian landmark, the station has the longest platform in Australia – 708 meters – and is the fourth longest railway station in the world. Flinders Street’s intersection with Swanston Street is crowded with people, all day and night; a place where pedestrian and commuter safety is imperative. This nexus is protected by stainless steel bollards installed by Melbourne City Council, creating a parameter around the station against Hostile Vehicle Mitigation.
Australian Bollards is committed to supporting Heritage listed buildings with the utmost care and respect. All of our bollards are engineered to PAS 68, and IWA.14 certified. Our range of products can be customised to suit a site’s specific aesthetic needs.
For more information on our range of products, please call our team today on +613 9459 3488 or visit our website.