What you need to know

Protecting our heritage

View of houses in Robb Street

Heritage places are part of the rich tapestry of who we are as a community and help to connect us to our past.

It’s why we want to give some of our most precious buildings and precincts an extra layer of protection.

We do this through the Heritage Overlay.

We got heritage consultants Context to take a look at historically important residential interwar, Edwardian and Victorian properties in Moonee Valley.

They undertook detailed assessments and made recommendations of which properties and precincts should be protected under the Heritage Overlay. Those findings went into the 2017 Heritage Study and we now want to implement the findings.

To do this, we need to make some changes to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme through Planning Scheme Amendment C200moon.

Amendment C200moon proposes to:

  • apply the Heritage Overlay to 60 heritage places, 9 extended heritage precincts, 18 new heritage precincts and 1 serial listing
  • introduce Statements of Significance in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay
  • update the City of Moonee Valley Permit Exemptions Policy – Heritage Overlay Precincts.

We’re encouraging everyone to view the study and make a submission in writing by visiting yoursay.mvcc.vic.gov.au/C200 by Thursday, 2 July.