Amendment C174: Heritage Gap Study implementation


Consultation closes: 25 January 2019, 5:00 PM

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About Amendment C174

Heritage places enrich our communities by providing a connection to our past. Moreland has a rich cultural heritage consisting of buildings, archaeological sites, monuments, trees, landscapes and other elements.

Council has a responsibility to identify and protect these heritage places for the benefit of current and future generations by including them in the Moreland Planning Scheme within a Heritage Overlay.

Council is proposing to apply the Heritage Overlay to a number of properties across the municipality in response to recommendations made within the Moreland Heritage Gap Study 2017 (PDF 2Mb). A heritage citation that describes why a property has heritage value has been prepared for all these properties and can be viewed at the Amendment C174: Heritage Document (Citation) page.

The Amendment also introduces an Incorporated Plan (PDF 43Mb) into the Moreland Planning Scheme that makes it easier for owners of heritage places to make minor changes to their property without needing planning permission. These minor changes are listed as exempt or not exempt in different circumstances. Works listed include:

    • Demolition of fences, garage doors, outbuildings and verandahs
    • Construction or extension of a garage, garage doors, carport, outbuilding, verandah, pergola, deck or fence
    • Construction or extension of a pool, spa and associated equipment
    • Installation of domestic services including air conditioners, cooling or heating systems, access ladders, hot water services and barbecues, downpipes, flues and water meters
    • Installation of rainwater tanks
    • Some repairs that change the appearance of the building
    • Painting unpainted surfaces and where external paint controls apply
    • Display of signage. 

Download the C174: Fact Sheet (PDF 885Kb) and C174: FAQ (PDF 599Kb) for answers to common queries.

Status update

At the 6 December 2018 Council Meeting, Council resolved to seek authorisation to prepare Amendment C174 to the Moreland Planning Scheme. Council received authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit the amendment on 30 October 2018.

Amendment C174 is currently on exhibition until 25 January 2019.

Once the exhibition period is ended, Council will review all submissions and may refer them to an independent Panel Hearing for consideration. Dates of any Panel Hearing will be confirmed following the exhibition period.

Land affected by Amendment C174

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What does Amendment C174 do?

Amendment C174 proposes to make the following changes to the Moreland Planning Scheme:

    • Apply a Heritage Overlay to 493 properties made up of 80 individual places, 4 heritage precincts, 3 serial listings and 10 precinct extensions. Each of these properties are classified as being significant, contributory or non-contributory
    • Delete the Heritage Overlay from 3 places: 45 Waxman Parade Brunswick West, 136 Union Street Brunswick and trees along the north side of Glenroy Road between Logan Street and Cardinal Road
    • Introduce an Incorporated Plan (PDF 43Mb) into the Moreland Planning Scheme that will affect all places in a Heritage Overlay to exempt minor works from needing a planning permit.

How to make a submission

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 25 January 2019 at 5 pm.

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Significant heritage place

  • Significant heritage places are of State, municipal or local cultural heritage significance that are individually important in their own right. The heritage place may be a stand alone property or grouped together (Serial Listing) as the properties share a common history and/or significance but which do not adjoin each other.

Contributory heritage place

  • Are places that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of a precinct. They are not considered to be individually important however when combined with other heritage places, they play an integral role in demonstrating the cultural heritage significance of a precinct.

Non-contributory heritage place

  • Are places within the heritage precinct that have no identifiable cultural heritage significance. They are included within the Heritage Overlay because any development on the place may impact on the cultural heritage significance of the precinct or adjacent ‘significant’ or ‘contributory’ heritage places.

Heritage Precinct

  • Are a collection of sites that contribute to the significance of a broader area, with the sites being historically related or sharing a common characteristic. This can result in neighbourhoods, streets or sections of streets being included in a precinct.

Serial Listing

  • Are made up of places that share a common history and/or significance but which do not adjoin each other and may be considered for treatment as a single heritage place.

Where to inspect the amendment

All documents that support this amendment can be found electronically on the right hand side of this web page.

You may also inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at all of Council's Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

The amendment can also be inspected on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Further Information

For further information please phone Council's Strategic Planning Team on 9384 9215 or email Strategic Planning.


There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details


Consultation closes: 25 January 2019, 5:00 PM

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