Amendment C242 and C243

Heritage Protection for Sutherland House and Blairholme House, Lauriston Girls' School

Amendment C242 – Interim Heritage Controls

In March 2017, Council requested that the Minister for Planning prepare and approve an Amendment to apply an interim Heritage Overlay to Blairholme House and Sutherland House. 

On 6 July 2017 the Minister for Planning approved an interim Heritage Overlay (with changes).  The interim Heritage Overlay applies to Blairholme House but not Sutherland House and it will expire on 13 March 2018.

The interim Heritage Overlay will ensure the place is protected until Amendment C243 determines whether permanent heritage controls are appropriate.

Amendment C243 – Permanent Heritage Controls

The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C243 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme. 

Amendment C243 has been prepared to introduce permanent heritage protection to 1074-1076 Malvern Road, Armadale (Sutherland House) and 1034-1040 Malvern Road, Armadale (Blairholme House). Specifically the Amendment:

  • Varies the Schedule to Clause 43.01 Heritage Overlay to include HO527 1074-1076 Malvern Road, Armadale (Sutherland House) and HO528 1034-1040 Malvern Road, Armadale (Blairholme House) with permanent heritage status.
  • Amends Planning Scheme Map 5HO to show HO527 and HO528, with permanent heritage controls.


Exhibition of the Amendment closed on Monday 22 May 2017.

The exhibited Amendment documents and documents supporting the Amendment are available in the Documentation area of this page.

Council Consideration of Submissions

As a result of exhibition, twenty-eight submissions were received. At its meeting on 24 July 2017 Council considered a report (you can view a draft copy in the Documentation area of this page) on the submissions received. Council resolved to request the Minister for Planning to appoint an independent Panel to hear the submissions and consider the proposed Amendment.

Planning Panel

Council has requested an Independent Panel to consider the Amendment and submissions received on Amendment C243.

Next Steps

The Minister for Planning will appoint a Panel to consider the Amendment and submissions received on Amendment C243 and a Panel Hearing will be held.

If you have any queries, please contact Kate O'Regan in Strategic Planning on 8290 1395 or email 


C243-Draft-Council-Minutes-Report-and-Attachments-24-07-17.pdf(PDF, 4MB)  

C243 Exhibited Documents