Heritage Review

The Stonnington Heritage Review is a suburb-by-suburb program of works designed to identify and protect valued heritage properties, precincts and places.

Each suburb review:

  • updates the heritage citations for existing local heritage places
  • conducts a street-by-street assessment of properties not currently in the Heritage Overlay. 

The review recommendations are taken to Council for endorsement. If endorsed, the Planning Scheme is updated with amendments outlining the new and revised heritage controls.

The heritage review is informed by the Heritage Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2029(PDF, 4MB).

View our frequently asked questions page for more information.

Timing of the Heritage Review

The Stonnington heritage review will be completed over several years.

Malvern Heritage Review

Independent heritage consultants GJM Heritage completed this review in 2021.

On 24 February 2022, interim Heritage Overlays were applied to places recommended in the review (Amendment C315ston).

Council adopted permanent protections on 14 November 2022 (Amendment C316ston). This is awaiting final approval by the Minister for Planning

Toorak, Kooyong and Armadale Heritage Review

Independent heritage consultants Extent Heritage completed this review in 2022. 

Council adopted permanent protections on 18 December 2023 (Amendment C320ston). This is awaiting final approval by the Minister for Planning

Visit Connect Stonnington for more information on this review. 

Prahran and Windsor Heritage Review

Independent heritage consultants Extent Heritage completed this review in 2024.

On 24 June 2024, Council resolved to:

  • implement the review's recommendations (Amendment C331ston)
  • apply interim Heritage Overlay controls (Amendment C330ston) while the permanent controls are progressed.

For more information, visit 24 June 2024 - Council Meeting Minutes and Agendas.

Property owners will be allowed to make a submission during the Exhibition period. We will contact property owners throughout the amendment process.

South Yarra Heritage Review

GJM Heritage are undertaking this review and expects to complete it in early 2025.

How to get involved

If you are a property owner or occupier affected by the review, you can make a submission to object to or support any proposed heritage controls.

If you would like to nominate a heritage place or precinct for consideration in the review, we would like to hear from you.

To learn more or to nominate a property, precinct or place, contact the City Futures team on 03 8290 1395 or email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au