C316ston – Malvern Heritage Review

About the amendment

Amendment C316ston implements the recommendations of the Malvern Heritage Review on a permanent basis.

The Review was undertaken by independent heritage consultants and recommended that 19 individual places and four precincts be protected under heritage overlays. It also made recommendations to 25 places and three precincts already within the Heritage Overlay.

A full copy of the Malvern Heritage Review can be downloaded:

Volume 1 – outlines methodology and recommendations of the Review(PDF, 5MB)

Volume 2 – review of existing heritage places and precincts(PDF, 22MB)

Volume 3 – gap review(PDF, 20MB)

The amendment also proposes to make minor changes to the City of Stonnington Heritage Design Guidelines, and remove the Neighbourhood Character Overlay, Schedule 5 to a precinct proposed to be included in the Heritage Overlay.

map(PDF, 3MB) of the study area outlines the land affected by the amendment.


Current status (November 2022)

Adoption of Amendment C316ston

On 14 November 2022, Council resolved to (in summary) adopt the Amendment with some changes and to submit the adopted Amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval.

The Officer Report and attachments can be viewed at Minutes and agendas.

Next steps

Council will submit the Amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval. The Minister for Planning will make the final decision on the Amendment. 


Proposed individual heritage places

1-20/5-7 Ascot Street, Malvern (HO696) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 391KB)

3 Cawkwell Street, Malvern (extension to HO301) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1011KB)

41 Elizabeth Street, Malvern (HO675) (Citation)(PDF, 7MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

9 Embling Road, Malvern (HO676) (Citation)(PDF, 3MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

298 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (HO677) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1022KB)

5 Harvey Street, Malvern (HO678) (Citation)(PDF, 3MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

1253A and 1253B High Street, Malvern (HO679) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 421KB)

1125-1131 Malvern Road & 320B-320C Glenferrie Road, Malvern (HO680) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 351KB)

1140 Malvern Road, Malvern (HO681) (Citation)(PDF, 4MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 292KB)

1225 Malvern Road, Malvern (HO682) (Citation)(PDF, 4MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 694KB)

1-4/1298 Malvern Road, Malvern (HO683) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 972KB)

1-5/11-13 Sorrett Avenue, Malvern (HO684) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

1-9/17 Sorrett Avenue, Malvern (HO685) (Citation)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 732KB)

1-6/14 Valetta Street (HO686) (Citation)(PDF, 3MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 915KB)

1-4/145 & 1-4/147 Wattletree Road, Malvern (HO687) (Citation)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 707KB)

5-7 Ascot Street, Malvern (HO696) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 391KB)

14 Coonil Crescent, Malvern (HO692) (Citation)(PDF, 6MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 788KB)

1-11/1 & 1-7/9 Hamilton Road, Malvern (HO693) (Citation)(PDF, 3MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

1-4/79 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO694) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 802KB)

1-28/162-168 Wattletree Road (part) (HO695) (Citation)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 356KB)

Proposed heritage precincts

Dixon Street Precinct (29-37 & 34-44 Dixon Street, Malvern) (HO688) (Citation)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 876KB)

Northbrook Avenue Precinct (1, 3, 5 & 7 Northbrook Avenue & 1261-1263 High Street, Malvern) (HO689) (Citation)(PDF, 3MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

Row at 105-119 Tooronga Road (105-119 Tooronga Road, Glen Iris) (HO690) (Citation)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 581KB)

Winter Street Precinct (11-29 & 8-30 Winter Street) (HO691) (Citation)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 954KB)

Review of individual places in the Heritage Overlay

292-296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (HO43) (Background information)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 977KB)

1257 High Street, Malvern (HO59) (Background information)(PDF, 9B) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 906KB)

2B Spring Road, Malvern (HO97) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 864KB)

41-55 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO102) (Background information)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

196 Wattletree Road, Malvern (HO116) (Background information)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 950KB)

333 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (HO262) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 885KB)

6 Mayfield Avenue, Malvern (HO275) (Background information)(PDF, 512KB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 873KB)

19 Mayfield Avenue, Malvern (HO276) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 789KB)

19 Pine Grove, Malvern (HO278) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 885KB)

48 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO279) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 854KB)

54 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO280) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 825KB)

86 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO281) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 886KB)

88 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO282) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 871KB)

92 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO283) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 873KB)

1 Cawkwell Street, Malvern (HO301) (Background information)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1011KB)

72 Elizabeth Street, Malvern (HO309) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

429 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (HO313) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 851KB)

16 Somers Avenue, Malvern (HO334) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 882KB)

1 Sorrett Avenue, Malvern (HO335) (Background information)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1MB)

1 Spring Road, Malvern (HO336) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 941KB)

44 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO337) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 907KB)

46 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO338) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 903KB)

50 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO339) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 820KB)

52 Stanhope Street, Malvern (HO340) (Background information)(PDF, 1MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 861KB)

704 Toorak Avenue, Malvern (HO343) (Background information)(PDF, 2MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 851KB)

Review of heritage precincts

Claremont Avenue Precinct (HO156) (Background information)(PDF, 14MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 4MB)

Moorakyne/Stonington Precinct (HO182) (Background information)(PDF, 15MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 1016KB)

Glenferrie Road/High Street Precinct (HO349) (Background information)(PDF, 11MB) (Statement of Significance)(PDF, 3MB)

About Amendment C315ston (Interim Heritage Overlays)

Under delegation from the Minister for Planning, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) approved and gazetted Amendment C315ston on 24 February 2022. The amendment applies interim Heritage Overlays to places recommended in the Malvern Heritage Review. The interim controls are due to expire on 19 August 2022.

As the interim Heritage Overlays have been introduced, any proposals for demolition and other buildings and works may require a planning permit.

For more information about this amendment, please visit the DELWP website.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is a Planning Scheme?

A Planning Scheme is a legal document that contains policies and provisions that control land use and development.

What is a Planning Scheme Amendment?

From time to time, changes are made to the Planning Scheme. These changes are called Planning Scheme amendments and may be introduced to respond to changes in the area, a new Council policy or to improve how the scheme operates.

The process for an amendment is set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The amendment process has a number of steps.

What is the Heritage Overlay?

The Heritage Overlay identifies places which are of heritage importance. The overlay seeks to conserve and enhance places of natural and cultural significance, and ensure that new development does not adversely affect the significance of the heritage place.

Once a Heritage Overlay has been applied, a planning permit is typically required to subdivide, demolish, alter or add to existing heritage places (including external alterations, fences, signs, and outbuildings) and construction of new buildings (including outbuildings and fences).

Unless specified, a planning permit is generally not required for internal alterations, external painting, maintenance, repairs or routine maintenance that do not change the appearance of the heritage place. Currently, internal alteration controls are not recommended for any places considered through Amendment C316ston.

Please refer to Clause 43.01 Heritage Overlay in the Stonnington Planning Scheme that contains a full list of requirements for properties in a Heritage Overlay.

Why have these places been identified for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay?

Council’s adopted Heritage Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2029 provides a strong framework and commitment to heritage in the City of Stonnington. On 2 December 2019, Council resolved to endorse a comprehensive approach to heritage protection by undertaking suburb-by-suburb Heritage Reviews to implement the Strategy.

Council engaged heritage consultants, GJM Heritage, to prepare the Malvern Heritage Review, and this was completed in June 2021.The Malvern Heritage Review is the first suburb review to be completed.

Why are places within the Heritage Overlay being reviewed?

The Malvern Heritage Review also considers a number of places already within the Heritage Overlay and provides updated information and statements of significance for these places. Many of the existing citations are 20-30 years old and require updating to conform to best practice.

This citation review has led to minor changes to precinct boundaries, changes to the gradings of places within precincts, and changes to the controls applying to some places and precincts. See the Statement of Significance for the place or precinct for further information.

What are the different gradings of places in precincts?


Significant heritage places are individually important places of state, municipal or local cultural heritage significance. They can be listed individually in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay. They can also be places, that when combined within a precinct, form an important part of the cultural heritage significance of the precinct. They may be both individually significant and significant in the context of the heritage precinct.


Contributory heritage places are places that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of a precinct and have been given this status in a heritage study. They are not considered to be individually important places of state, municipal or local cultural heritage significance, however, when combined with other significant and/or contributory heritage places, they play an integral role in demonstrating the cultural heritage significance of the precinct.


Non-contributory places are places within a heritage precinct that do not contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage precinct. They are included within a Heritage Overlay because any development of the place may impact on the cultural heritage significance of the precinct or adjacent ‘significant’ or ‘contributory’ heritage places.

What other changes are being made through this Amendment?

A minor change to the City of Stonnington Heritage Design Guidelines, July 2017, currently a reference document to the Stonnington Planning Scheme at Clause 21.09 is proposed. This change will remove the letter grading from the definition of ‘contributory place’ on page 36.

C316ston also proposes to remove the Neighbourhood Character Overlay, Schedule 5 (NCO5) from the properties proposed to be included in the Dixon Street heritage precinct (HO688).


Contact our Strategic Planning team for more information. Email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call 03 8290 1395.