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Heritage properties

Every property has a land zone. Certain areas also have a heritage overlay.

Heritage overlays have been developed to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historic significance.

When purchasing a property, your solicitor or conveyancer will apply for a planning certificate. This certificate will confirm the property zoning and any overlays.

At any time you can check your property zoning online.


Heritage development works

Any development works in a heritage area must be carefully investigated to ensure you meet all requirements and retain the heritage value of your property. Development may involve:


Before you begin work

Our heritage advisor may be able to provide advice on conservation works and proposed changes to properties subject to a heritage overlay.

Works could include restoration or additions to heritage buildings, new buildings in heritage areas or new front fences.

It is a good idea to consult with our heritage advisor in conjunction with a planner before lodging a planning permit. This may result in a smoother and faster negotiation of the planning requirements.

To make an appointment please phone 03 5272 4456.


Assessing your heritage development

In assessing your application we will consider the following:

  • The significance of the heritage place and whether the proposal will adversely affect the natural or cultural significance of the place.

  • Any applicable heritage study and conservation policy.

  • Whether the location, bulk, form or appearance of the proposed building will adversely affect the significance of the heritage place.

  • Whether the location, bulk, form and appearance of the proposed building is in keeping with the character and appearance of adjacent buildings and the heritage place.

  • Whether the demolition, removal or external alteration will adversely affect the significance of the heritage place.

  • Whether the proposed works will adversely affect the significance, character or appearance of the heritage place.

  • Whether the proposed subdivision or consolidation of land will adversely affect the significance of the heritage place.

  • Whether the proposed subdivision or consolidation may result in development which will adversely affect the significance, character or appearance of the heritage place.

  • Whether the proposed sign will adversely affect the significance, character or appearance of the heritage place.

  • Whether the pruning, lopping or development will adversely affect the health, appearance or significance of the tree.


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Page last updated: Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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