What you need to know
We're identifying, conserving and protecting Moonee Valley's history to leave a legacy for future generations.
How do we protect heritage spaces?
In order to identify the heritage value of a property or precinct, we conduct heritage studies using independent heritage consultants who are experts in their fields.
The City of Moonee Valley’s Heritage Guidelines provide advice on the conservation of listed heritage buildings as well as the development of new buildings within or in close proximity to Heritage Overlays.
Protection is through the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme, specifically through the application of a Heritage Overlay. This is a very formal process, and details are provided in the “What is a Heritage Overlay” section below.
What studies are happening now?
Fieldwork for our current Heritage Study kicked off in April 2021. This study investigates Post-War and Late Post-War places and precincts, trees and parks, and consultant and community nominations that identify potential properties with heritage value. Fieldwork involves site visits to each of the locations identified, however our expert consultants will not be entering any private property or land – they will only be viewing them from the street. Our current work is referred to as the ‘2020 Heritage Study’ because Council endorsed the commencement of this work in 2020 - to read more please click the “Current Heritage Work” tab below.
Heritage in Moonee Valley explained
Everything you need to know about heritage planning and protection in our city: Find out more through the drop-down menus below.