Moreland Heritage Gaps Study

Status update (April 2018)

On 6 December 2017, Council formally adopted the Moreland Heritage Gap Study and its recommendations.

Council also resolved to implement the recommendations of the Study by seeking authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit an Amendment to the Moreland Planning Scheme to protect the identified properties via a Heritage Overlay. 

A Planning Scheme Amendment process to include the confirmed heritage places into a Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis will be sought in mid-2018. 

Proposed new heritage properties and citations

The properties recommended for protection in a Heritage Overlay are listed:

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Project overview

In late 2016, Council engaged Context Pty Ltd to prepare a the Moreland Heritage Gap Study (PDF 40Mb). The Study assesses individual places and precincts identified as having potential significance in previous heritage studies prepared for the City of Moreland.

The Study recommends that the properties that meet the threshold for local significance, against State heritage criteria, be protected by a Heritage Overlay.

A public heritage nomination process was held between 19 September 2016 and 30 November 2016.  

This process attracted over 700 potential heritage places which has significant implications in terms of the resources (including budget) required to action the nominations received.

On 8 February 2017, Council resolved to incorporate heritage assessments for the places nominated, and a subsequent new heritage study for the places of confirmed heritage significance into the Heritage Action Plan for future action. 

Download the Council report from 8 February 2017 meeting (PDF 5Mb).

Further information

If you have a question about heritage nominations or the amendment process, contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 9240 1175 or email Strategic Planning.

For information about developing a property with a heritage overlay, see heritage.

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