State Heritage Listing for FJs

In mid 2006, the Fletcher Jones Water Tower and parts of the Fletcher Jones Pleasant Hill factory buildings and Fletcher Jones Gardens were state heritage listed.  The front page of the Warrnambool Standard at the time quoted various developers saying that the site had potentially just lost millions of dollars as a result.  At the time of State Heritage listing,  the site was still owned by the Warrnambool City Council.  They bought the Pleasant Hill site in 1992 from the struggling Fletcher Jones company and then leased it back to them in an an attempt to preserve jobs and save the gardens.  

Front page of the Warrnambool Standard, July 7, 2006.  Thanks to Tim Carlton for sharing from his scrapbook.
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Become a Part of the Fletcher Jones Story.

If you would like to share images, stories or anecdotes about Fletcher Jones, the man or the business, please contact the Project Coordinator, Julie Eagles, through this website or contact via the Save the Silver Ball and Fletcher’s Gardens Facebook Page.  

We'd also love your feedback about our website and your favourite stories.  You can also let us know if you think we've got anything wrong, misspelt or left out.