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Our main Canberra site is located at Black Mountain. It will be part of the new National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct, which is currently under development.
Block 3 Section 2 Acton and Block 4 Section 85 Acton on Deposited Plan No. 8378
Street Address: Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Building 101 – Main Entomology Building
Place ID: 105348
Place File No: 8/01/000/0328
The site is occupied on a 99 year Crown Lease. All buildings on the Black Mountain site are owned by CSIRO.
The Main Entomology Building is a good example and one of nine examples in Canberra of the Inter-War Stripped Classical Style. The 1956 central block, while later than the 1929-30 wings, generally continues and is sympathetic to the style of the wings.
1929 – Current: CSIRO.
The Main Entomology Building is significant for its association with the history of Commonwealth scientific research, particularly the scientific work of the former Division of Entomology and Division of Plant Industry.
It is associated with the basic entomological scientific work including taxonomic work and the Australian National Insect Collection, which are of international standing, as well as applied work on veterinary entomology and the biological control of weeds.
The building is associated with early scientific endeavour in Canberra and the earliest phase of the development of the then CSIR (now CSIRO). It is also significant as the first purpose built laboratory complex for the CSIR and is one of at least five scientific buildings established in the Australian Capital Territory by the Commonwealth up to 1950. (Criterion A.4)
The Main Entomology Building is a good example and one of nine examples in Canberra of the Inter-War Stripped Classical Style. The 1956 central block, while later than the 1929-30 wings, generally continues and is sympathetic to the style of the wings. (Criterion D.2)
Also on former National Heritage List – RNE 013620.
CSIRO undertook refurbishment of the building in 2009. All works done in consultation with heritage specialist architects.
The building is currently occupied by CSIRO. Access is limited and must be arranged through CSIRO Business and Infrastructure Services. For access to this premises, please email PropertyManager@csiro.au.
1997, 2005 and 2013.
The Australian National Insect Collection is housed in another building on the CSIRO Black Mountain Campus.
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Last updated: Last updated: 29 October 2015
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