Heritage Guidelines & Overlays

Heritage Guidelines

Council has adopted new Heritage Design Guidelines 2017. The updated Guidelines are included as a reference document to the Stonnington Planning Scheme via Amendment C132, which updated Council’s Heritage Policy at Clause 22.04. Amendment C132 was approved by the Minister for Planning on 25 January 2018.

View Council’s Amendment C132 webpage.

The updated Heritage Policy and Guidelines seek to provide greater clarity and guidance to property owners considering new development of heritage properties. They contain Council’s desired outcomes for development of land within the Heritage Overlay and guide Council’s decision making on planning permit applications. The policy and guidelines help permit applicants to understand whether a proposal within the Heritage Overlay is likely to be supported.

View Council's Heritage Design Guidlines
Heritage Design Guidelines 2017(PDF, 6MB) as adopted by Council.

Heritage Overlays

Each Heritage Overlay citation provides a history, description and reasons the place or precinct is an important part of Stonnington’s heritage. Citations for individual heritage places and heritage precincts in the City of Stonnington are now available directly from the Victorian Heritage Database.

The Victorian Heritage Database is home to the Victorian Heritage Register which lists the State’s most significant heritage places, objects and historic shipwrecks protected under the Heritage Act 1995. It's also home to the Victorian Heritage Inventory which lists all known historical archaeological sites in Victoria.


Tips for using the Victorian Heritage Database

Use these step by step instructions to help you find the Heritage Overlay/address you are looking for.

Victorian-Heritage-Database-instructions.pdf(PDF, 170KB)