Heritage Policy and Guidelines
Council has prepared Amendment C132 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.
The Amendment affects all land included in a Heritage Overlay within the City of Stonnington.
The Amendment proposes to replace Council’s Heritage Policy (Clause 22.04) to provide a strengthened framework for the assessment of planning permit applications within the Heritage Overlay.
The new Heritage Policy is being introduced together with a new Reference Document City of Stonnington Heritage Design Guidelines.
The Amendment was exhibited from 23 June to 25 July 2016.
As a result of exhibition two submissions were received.
Following consideration of these submissions at the Council Meeting of 21 November 2016, Council adopted a position in support of Amendment C132 and referred the submissions to an independent Panel.
Planning Panel Hearing and Report
The Panel Hearing was held on 15 March 2017. Council engaged expert evidence from Bryce Raworth Pty Ltd.
On 12 April 2017, Council received the Panel's Report. At its meeting on 10 July 2017, Council considered the Panel’s recommendations and adopted the Amendment with changes.
You can view the Expert Witness Report, the Panel Report and the Report to Council (10 July 2017) in the Documentation area below.
The adopted Amendment was forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.
The Amendment came into effect on Thursday 25 January 2018 when notice of its approval was published in the Victoria Government Gazette.
Amendment C132 replaces Council’s Heritage Policy (Clause 22.04) to provide a strengthened framework for the assessment of planning permit applications within the Heritage Overlay and makes consequential changes to the Municipal Strategic Statement Clauses 21.06 Built Environment and Heritage and 21.09 Reference Documents.
The updated Heritage Policy has been introduced together with a new Reference Document City of Stonnington Heritage Design Guidelines.
A copy of the Amendment documents can be viewed below under Documentation, or inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment, Land,Water and Planning website and free of charge, during office hours, at the offices of the Stonnington City Council, 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
Any enquiries about the Amendment should be directed to the Strategic Planning Team on 8290 1395 or email email@example.com
C132 Approved Documents