Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare

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Council is progressing the heritage component of the Heidelberg Road Corridor Planning Project. The Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare ‘Heidelberg Road Heritage Amendment’ seeks to apply a Heritage Overlay to seven properties along the Heidelberg Road Corridor. The community is now invited to make formal submissions.

What’s happened so far?

From 22 June to 3 August 2021, Council conducted community consultation on proposed planning considerations for the Heidelberg Road Corridor (HRC). Feedback was sought on a draft Local Area Plan for the Heidelberg Road Corridor, as well as land-use and built-form studies and the Heidelberg Road Heritage Assessment. The outcomes of this consultation on built form and land use is being considered and will be reported on at a later date. Refer to Heidelberg Road Corridor – Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework project page for more detail.


Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare

Council has a duty under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to identify and protect local heritage places. Council engaged heritage consultants Context to carry out the Heidelberg Road Heritage Assessment. The report identifies seven properties along the HRC as being ‘individually significant’ heritage properties and recommends a permanent heritage overlay:

1. Former Fairfield Hat Mills Complex, 159-179 Heidelberg Road, Northcote

2. Residence, 257 Heidelberg Road, Northcote

3. Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 273-289 Heidelberg Road, Northcote

4. Former residence, 331-333 Heidelberg Road, Northcote (also subject to Interim Heritage Overlay request as part of C200dare)

5. Marineuie Court, 441 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield

6. Residence, 521 Heidelberg Road, Alphington

7. Kia-Ora, 607 Heidelberg Road, Alphington

At its meeting on 27 September 2021, Council resolved to proceed with Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare, to apply permanent heritage overlay controls to protect these heritage properties. You can read the Council meeting minutes.

Another amendment has been requested to apply an interim heritage overlay, Planning Scheme Amendment C200dare, to property at 331-333 Heidelberg Road in response to a demolition application. This is to ensure that heritage buildings will not be lost while permanent controls are being considered. You can read the Planning Committee meeting minutes held on 9 August 2021.

You can also read the FAQs for more information on Heritage Overlays.

What’s happening now?

The proposed amendment C203dare is on public exhibition from 11 November 2021 until 13 December 2021, which means community members are encouraged to review the amendment documents, including the heritage assessment, and make a submission during this time.

Amendment documents can be viewed in the documents section on the right of this page.

How to get involved

• View the documents on exhibition on the right of this page

• Provide a formal submission by:

- completing our online submission form
- requesting for a hard copy of the form, please contact us via phone or email
- sending an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au; or via mail to Strategic Planning, PO Box 91 Preston, VIC 3072.

Submissions must be received by Monday 13 December 2021


How to make a formal submission

Any person may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment.

Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.


Talk to us or send an email

If you have specific questions about your property or this amendment proposal, you can book an appointment with a Council officer to discuss the heritage grading and what it means for you or anything about this amendment proposal. You can do this by calling Strategic Planning on 8470 8025 or emailing planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Heidelberg Road Heritage Amendment, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.


What’s next?

Council will consider all written submissions to the proposed planning scheme amendment at a Council meeting early in 2022.

If there are any submissions which cannot be resolved by Council, it is likely that the amendment will be considered by an independent Planning Panel in mid 2022.

Council is progressing the heritage component of the Heidelberg Road Corridor Planning Project. The Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare ‘Heidelberg Road Heritage Amendment’ seeks to apply a Heritage Overlay to seven properties along the Heidelberg Road Corridor. The community is now invited to make formal submissions.

What’s happened so far?

From 22 June to 3 August 2021, Council conducted community consultation on proposed planning considerations for the Heidelberg Road Corridor (HRC). Feedback was sought on a draft Local Area Plan for the Heidelberg Road Corridor, as well as land-use and built-form studies and the Heidelberg Road Heritage Assessment. The outcomes of this consultation on built form and land use is being considered and will be reported on at a later date. Refer to Heidelberg Road Corridor – Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework project page for more detail.


Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare

Council has a duty under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to identify and protect local heritage places. Council engaged heritage consultants Context to carry out the Heidelberg Road Heritage Assessment. The report identifies seven properties along the HRC as being ‘individually significant’ heritage properties and recommends a permanent heritage overlay:

1. Former Fairfield Hat Mills Complex, 159-179 Heidelberg Road, Northcote

2. Residence, 257 Heidelberg Road, Northcote

3. Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, 273-289 Heidelberg Road, Northcote

4. Former residence, 331-333 Heidelberg Road, Northcote (also subject to Interim Heritage Overlay request as part of C200dare)

5. Marineuie Court, 441 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield

6. Residence, 521 Heidelberg Road, Alphington

7. Kia-Ora, 607 Heidelberg Road, Alphington

At its meeting on 27 September 2021, Council resolved to proceed with Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare, to apply permanent heritage overlay controls to protect these heritage properties. You can read the Council meeting minutes.

Another amendment has been requested to apply an interim heritage overlay, Planning Scheme Amendment C200dare, to property at 331-333 Heidelberg Road in response to a demolition application. This is to ensure that heritage buildings will not be lost while permanent controls are being considered. You can read the Planning Committee meeting minutes held on 9 August 2021.

You can also read the FAQs for more information on Heritage Overlays.

What’s happening now?

The proposed amendment C203dare is on public exhibition from 11 November 2021 until 13 December 2021, which means community members are encouraged to review the amendment documents, including the heritage assessment, and make a submission during this time.

Amendment documents can be viewed in the documents section on the right of this page.

How to get involved

• View the documents on exhibition on the right of this page

• Provide a formal submission by:

- completing our online submission form
- requesting for a hard copy of the form, please contact us via phone or email
- sending an email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au; or via mail to Strategic Planning, PO Box 91 Preston, VIC 3072.

Submissions must be received by Monday 13 December 2021


How to make a formal submission

Any person may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment.

Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.


Talk to us or send an email

If you have specific questions about your property or this amendment proposal, you can book an appointment with a Council officer to discuss the heritage grading and what it means for you or anything about this amendment proposal. You can do this by calling Strategic Planning on 8470 8025 or emailing planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Heidelberg Road Heritage Amendment, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.


What’s next?

Council will consider all written submissions to the proposed planning scheme amendment at a Council meeting early in 2022.

If there are any submissions which cannot be resolved by Council, it is likely that the amendment will be considered by an independent Planning Panel in mid 2022.

Page last updated: 29 November 2021, 14:24