The Shire of Nillumbik is committed to identifying and protecting our heritage places, buildings and objects as part of our Heritage Strategy. We have completed the Nillumbik Heritage Review Stages A & B and are now in the process of implementing the findings into our Planning Scheme.
Planning Scheme Amendment C149nill proposes to apply the Heritage Overlay (HO) to sixty-five (65) new places in the shire, along with deleting four (4) disused overlays and amending HO112 & HO49. This is in accordance with the recommendations of the Nillumbik Heritage Review Stages A & B adopted by Council on 26 July 2022.
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A total of eighty-six (86) properties will be affected by the amendment with the majority of affected properties proposed to have the Heritage Overlay applied to them. For a full list of properties and how they are proposed to be affected by the amendment, please download and read the 'C149 Property List' located in the Document Library.
Heritage is an important part of the Shire of Nillumbik and a key objective of the current Council Plan. Councils are responsible for conducting and implementing strategic work to identify and protect places of local heritage significance. This is consistent with s 4(1)(d) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, ‘to conserve and enhance those buildings, areas or other places which are of scientific, aesthetic, architectural or historical interest, or otherwise of special cultural value’. The heritage review includes an assessment report and citations for each place, describing the history, heritage values, condition and integrity, along with a Statement of Significance. This amendment will implement the recommendations of the Nillumbik Heritage Reviews Stage A & B.
All documents relating to the amendment will be available for public inspection free of charge once exhibition commences via the ‘Planning documents on exhibition’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.
The most up to date copies of both Stage A & B Heritage Reviews, the property list, all associated citations, the Nillumbik Thematic Environmental History and post WW2 addendum to the Thematic Environmental History are included in the Document Library.
Council is preparing the amendment documentation and sending out a courtesy letter to all of the owners and occupiers of properties that were researched as part of the Heritage Reviews Parts A & B.
Council will seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare Planning Scheme Amendment C149nill . If authorised, Council will send a formal notice of the amendment before the exhibition commences to all owners and occupiers of land that may be materially affected by the amendment, as well as to others that may be impacted by the amendment. During exhibition, anyone can view documents free of charge and lodge a submission for Council’s consideration. Details of exhibition and how to make a submission will be released following authorisation.
The heritage citations that form the strategic justification and heritage siginficance for each property are provided for your convenience. They are sorted into their respective townships.