What you need to know

Heritage

Council plays an important role in conserving the heritage of Moonee Valley by protecting and managing heritage places.

Council plays an important role in conserving the heritage of Moonee Valley by protecting and managing heritage places.

In order to identify the heritage value of a property or precinct, we conduct heritage studies using independent heritage consultants.

What is a Heritage study?

Heritage studies are a detailed investigation into places which may have heritage significance. We use independent heritage experts to research the history of a place or area and provide recommendations for protection through statutory planning controls.

Heritage studies are prepared based on the priorities identified in our Heritage Gap Study. We follow State Government legislation, guidelines and processes when preparing heritage studies. We always consult with property owners and the community when preparing a heritage study.

Heritage Overlay

In order to apply the Heritage Overlay to places of heritage significance, we need to make changes to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme through a formal planning scheme amendment. In order to amend the planning scheme, Council must seek approval from the Minister for Planning.

All planning scheme amendments are consulted on with the community. Council then reviews and considers all feedback, with all unresolved submissions heard by an independent panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

Places of heritage significance are identified on our planning maps through the Heritage Overlay.

Heritage Strategy

Council adopted the Heritage Strategy in June 2011. This strategy identifies the work to be undertaken by Council to continue to protect and manage heritage places in Moonee Valley.

The Heritage Strategy was developed in line with the Local Government Heritage Strategies Information Guide 2010, prepared by Heritage Victoria. It sets out a list of actions for future heritage-related projects.

Download a copy of the Heritage Strategy.

Heritage Database

We have a variety of heritage places, including buildings, residential and commercial precincts, industrial, parks, trees and objects.

These heritage places reflect the different phases of the city’s development, and are documented in a number of heritage studies that have been prepared over the past 20 years.

This information is now available on the Moonee Valley Heritage Database. The database includes historic information about a particular heritage place or precinct, including a Statement of Significance (where prepared).

What studies are happening now?

Check the status of heritage projects currently going through the planning scheme amendment stage to be included in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

Heritage in Moonee Valley

Myths around heritage protection

Heritage Study 2017

Amendment C200moon - Directions Hearing

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Directions Hearing for Moonee Valley Planning Scheme Amendment C200moon will proceed by video conference at 10am on Wednesday 23 September 2020. Parties to the Hearing have been contacted by Planning Panels Victoria regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public. If you like to observe the Directions Hearing, you can join by using the Microsoft Teams link below:

Moonee Valley C200moon Directions Hearing

The link above will open in your web browser (you do not need to install the Microsoft Teams app). When joining the video hearing, you will be asked to enter your name. You need to ensure your camera is turned off and your microphone is on mute when you join so as not to disturb the hearing proceedings. As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording. Details for the Main Hearing will be published here when they are available.

If you have any questions, please contact Planning Panels Victoria at planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Note: The supported web browsers for MS Teams are MS Edge and Google Chrome. MS Teams is not well supported by Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. If accessing the meeting through those browsers, you may experience calling or meeting functionality issues, so it may be best to download the MS Teams application.

Amendment C200moon

Amendment C200moon proposes to implement the Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study recommendations by introducing the Heritage Overlay to 60 heritage places, extending 9 heritage precincts, 18 new heritage precincts and 1 serial listing on a permanent basis.

Specifically, Amendment C201moon will:

  • Apply the Heritage Overlay to those places identified in the 2017 Heritage Study Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • Incorporate the relevant Statement of Significance into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme
  • Amend Moonee Valley Planning Scheme maps

Public Exhibition

Amendment C200moon will be on exhibition from Thursday, 21 May until Thursday, 2 July 2020.

All submissions should be received by Council by 5pm on Thursday, 2 July 2020.

Any person who may be affected by Amendment C200moon may make a written submission by:

  • visiting yoursay.mvcc.vic.gov.au/C200 and leaving a comment
  • emailing strategicplanning@mvcc.vic.gov.au
  • mailing:
    Strategic Planning Unit
    Moonee Valley City Council
    PO Box 126
    Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039

If you want to find out more, visit yoursay.mvcc.vic.gov.au/C200

Amendment C200moon submissions

The following submissions have been received during Amendment C200mon exhibition period.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, amendment documentation, including submissions, will only be displayed online.

This in line with the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 which made changes to the Planning and Environment Act 1987 allowing planning scheme amendments to progress without requiring to be physically available at Council offices

Amendment C201moon

The Heritage Overlay was introduced via Amendment C201moon to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme which will provide interim heritage overlay to your property. These new planning controls implement the recommendations of the 2017 Heritage Study (the study).

Specifically, Amendment C201moon will:

  • Apply the Heritage Overlay to those places identified in the 2017 Heritage Study
  • Incorporate the relevant Statement of Significance into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme
  • Amend Moonee Valley Planning Scheme maps

The application of the interim Heritage Overlay came into effect on Thursday, 16 January 2020 and will expire on Saturday, 16 January 2021.

To view Amendment documents, click on the below links.

Explanatory Report

Moonee Valley C201moon Explanatory Report Approval Gazetted

Instruction sheet

Moonee Valley C201moon Instruction Sheet Approval Gazetted

Clauses and schedules

Moonee Valley C201moon 43_01s_moon Approval Gazetted

Moonee Valley C201moon 72_04s_moon Approval Gazetted

Map sheets

Moonee Valley C201moon Amendment Maps Approval Gazetted

Incorporated Documents

Moonee Valley C201moon Permit Exemptions Policy - Heritage Overlay Precincts, May 2019 Approval Gazetted

Moonee Valley C201moon Statements of Significance (88) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 1-7 Miller Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO497) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 1 & 3 Albion Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO480) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 1 & 3 Adelaide St, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO470) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Warrick St & Mascoma St Precinct, May 2019 (HO453) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Tweedside Estate, May 2019 (HO468) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Sydenham Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO467) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance South Street & East Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO21) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Scott Street Precinct, May 2019 (H460) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Roberts Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO459) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Robb Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO458) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Riverview Estate & Trinafour Estate Precinct, May 2019 (HO7)

C201moon Statement of Significance Queens Ave & Burton Cres Precinct, May 2019 (HO452) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Peterleigh Grove & Kalimna St Precinct, May 2019 (HO3) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Pascoe Vale Road Precinct, May 2019 (HO457) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Park Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO466) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Newhall Avenue Precinct, May 2019 (HO326) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance McCracken Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO456) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Margaret St & Park St Precinct, May 2019 (HO465) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Mackay Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO455) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Levien Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO371) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Holmes Road Residential, May 2019 (HO12) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Grace Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO464) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Glass Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO2) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Fenton Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO19) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Dean Street Precinct, May 2019 (HO463) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Clarence St & Marshall St Precinct, May 2019 (HO461) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Brown Ave & Morphett Ave Precinct, May 2019 (HO451) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Ascot Vale Estate Precinct, May 2019 (HO16) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Ardmillan Road Precinct, May 2019 (HO462) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Amelia Avenue Precinct, May 2019 (HO454) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance Aberfeldie St & Waverley St Precinct, May 2019 (HO450) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 519 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO522) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 330 Buckley Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO488) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 247 Pascoe Vale Rd, Essendon, May 2019 (HO503) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 198 Woodland Street, Strathmore, May 2019 (HO528) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 127-137 Kent Street, Flemington, May 2019 (HO511) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 89 Primrose Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO505) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 89 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO518) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 83 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO520) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 82-84 North Street, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO474) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 71 Primrose Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO504) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 66 Napier Cres, Essendon, May 2019 (HO498) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 65 Charles Street, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO471) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 64 Bent Street, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO515) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 62 Napier Cres, Essendon, May 2019 (HO499) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 59 & 61 Tennyson St, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO525) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 57-71 Napier Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO500) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 57 Vanberg Road, Essendon, May 2019 (HO509) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 57 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO519) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 55 & 57 Brewster Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO487) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 54 Lincoln Road, Essendon, May 2019 (HO494) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 52 Hedderwick St, Essendon,May 2019 (HO491) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 50 & 2-50 Fletcher St, Essendon, May 2019 (HO489) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 40 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO521) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 37 Sandown Rd, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO476) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 35 St Leonards Rd, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO477) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 33 Thomas Street, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO527) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 33 Brewster Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO486) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 32-42 Taylor St, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO524) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 31-33 Flower Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO490) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 31 Nicholson Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO502) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 31 Dickens Street, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO516) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 30 Levien Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO493) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 29 Thomas Street, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO526) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 27 & 32 Robb Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO507) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 26 Roseberry Street, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO475) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 25 Ballater Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO484) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 23 McCarron Parade, Essendon, May 2019 (HO496) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 23 Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO472) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 23 Ballater Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO483) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 21 & 23 Nicholson Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO501) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 20 Hesleden Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO492) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 20 Ascot Vale Rd, Flemington, May 2019 (HO510) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 18 & 20 Locke Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO495) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 17 & 19 Union Rd, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO478) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 16 Ballater Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO482) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 15 Park Cres, Aberfeldie, May 2019 (HO469) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 14 & 16 Spencer Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO508) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 13 Milton Street, Ascot Vale, May 2019 (HO473) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 12 Grosvenor St, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO517) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 11 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO514) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 10 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO513) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 8 Addison Street, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO512) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 6 Banchory Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO485) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 2 Raleigh Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO506) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 2 Aberdeen Crescent, Essendon, May 2019 (HO479) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 2 & 4 Ngarveno St, Moonee Ponds, May 2019 (HO523) Approval Gazetted

C201moon Statement of Significance 1C Ardoch Street, Essendon, May 2019 (HO481) Approval Gazetted

Supporting documents, clauses and schedule in track changes format

Moonee Valley C201moon Reasons for Intervention Approval Gazetted

Moonee Valley C201moon amlist_s_moon

Moonee Valley C201moon 72_04s_moon track changes Approval Gazetted

Moonee Valley C201moon 43_01s_moon track changes Approval Gazetted

Introducing the 2017 Heritage Study

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, 12 March 2019, Council adopted the Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study and resolved to seek Ministerial authorisation to prepare and exhibit Amendment C200moon to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

We've been working on a heritage study called the Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study. The study focuses on interwar, Victorian, Edwardian residential places, precincts and extension to existing precincts. The places, precincts and cluster identified in the Gap Study form the basis of the Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study.

The study was conducted by heritage experts, Context, who have assessed the local significance of each places and precincts in the municipality.

Please follow the links to the Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study and view the detailed assessment for each place, serial listing or precinct.

Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study Vol 1 Precincts and Precincts Extensions

Moonee Valley 2017 Heritage Study Vol 2 Places

What is the focus of this heritage study?

In 2014, Moonee Valley undertook a Heritage Gap Study to identify gaps in Moonee Valley's heritage protection and established a work program to guide future heritage studies. The adopted study identified places of potential heritage value under a range of themes.

The Heritage Study 2017 will focus on the following residential places, clusters and precincts for:

  • Interwar,
  • Victorian,
  • Edwardian, and
  • Extensions to existing precincts.

The study will include assessments of each heritage place, cluster or precinct.

Where can I get more information?

For more information please call the Strategic Planning unit on 9243 8888 or email strategicplanning@mvcc.com.au.