Whitehorse City Council

Amendment C172

Amendment C172 Parts 1 and 2 – Heritage Overlays – Post 1945 Heritage

Amendment C172, as exhibited, proposed the application of a Heritage Overlay to 27 heritage places identified as part of the Whitehorse Post 1945 Heritage Study. This study is part of Council’s on-going commitment to heritage and all places were found to have important heritage significance warranting their future protection.

Submissions on the amendment were invited until 2 November 2015. At its meeting of 14 December 2015, Council resolved to split Amendment C172 into two parts. Amendment C172 (Part 1) includes seven places that were referred to the Minister for Planning for approval (and was approved and came into effect on 14 April 2016), and eight places for which heritage protection has been abandoned. Amendment C172 (Part 2) refers 12 places to an independent planning panel for its consideration.

If a heritage overlay is approved, then a planning permit will be required for buildings and works to these properties including most alterations, demolition or extensions. However a permit will not be required in most cases for routine maintenance. In some situations, development on adjoining properties will also be required to consider the heritage significance of these properties. The Heritage Overlay will not change the zoning of the land.

A directions hearing was held on 28 January 2016 to discuss preliminary matters before the hearing. A copy of the directions and timetable can be downloaded here: pdf icon Amendment C172 Part 2 Directions and Timetable (218.89kB)

The panel hearing was held on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 March 2016 at the Whitehorse Civic Centre. Download the panel report by clicking on the following link: pdf icon Amendment C172 Part 2 Panel Report (468.25kB)

At its meeting on 27 June 2016, Council resolved to refer 11 of the 12 properties comprising Amendment C172 (Part 2) to the Minister for Planning for approval, consistent with the recommendation of the panel. It also adopted the final version of the pdf icon Whitehorse Post-1945 Heritage Study (14.63MB) which incorporated updates made to three citations during the amendment process. The Minister subsequently approved Amendment C172 (Part 2), which came into effect when it was formally gazetted into the Planning Scheme on 6 October 2016.

You can access the Council meeting minutes via the Agendas and Minutes webpage.

The following section lists which properties fall into which amendment part.

Amendment C172 (Part 1) – adopt and send the following to the Minister for Approval:

  • “AV Jennings Estate Precinct” – Spencer Street / Springvale Road, Nunawading 
  • “Concept Constructions Display Homes Precinct” – Canterbury Road, Forest Hill 
  • Burwood Skyline Drive-In Cinema (group listing) – Burwood Highway, Burwood 
  • House at 1 Laurencia Court, Mont Albert 
  • Residential flats “Indiana” at 96 Severn Street, Box Hill 
  • House at 453 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham 
  • Sculpture “Tristan’s Journey” at 666 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham.

Amendment C172 (Part 1) – abandon the following proposed heritage overlays:

  • “Housing Commission of Victoria Precinct” – Cadorna Street, Box Hill South 
  • Mount Scopus Memorial College – 245 Burwood Highway, Burwood 
  • Yarra Valley Water Eastern Area Office – 25-35 Lucknow Street, Mitcham 
  • House at 17 Grange Street, Mont Albert 
  • House at 17 Sheehans Road, Blackburn 
  • House at 111 Main Street, Blackburn 
  • House at 31 Fowler Street, Box Hill South 
  • House at 18 Gilmour Street, Box Hill.

Amendment C172 (Part 2) – adopt and send the following to the Minister for Approval:

  • House at 24 Arnott Street, Mont Albert North 
  • Dental surgery at 150 Canterbury Road, Blackburn South 
  • House at 1 Gracefield Drive, Box Hill North 
  • House at 4 Ian Grove, Burwood 
  • House at 7 Norris Court, Blackburn 
  • House at 1163 Riversdale Road, Box Hill South 
  • House at 40 Somers Street, Burwood 
  • House at 1 Verona Street, Vermont South 
  • House “Wildwood” at 3 Villa Mews, Vermont 
  • House at 359 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading 
  • Former ES&A Bank – 153-155 Springvale Road, Nunawading.

Amendment documents

Panel hearing documents

If you have any questions about the amendment please contact Gareth Pottinger, Senior Strategic Planner on (03) 9262 6346.

Any personal information you may include in any submission to Council on the Amendment is collected for planning purposes in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The public may view the submissions whilst the Amendment is being considered. In accordance with the "Improving Access to Planning Documents" Practice Note dated December 1999, a copy of your submission may be made available upon request. If you fail to provide this information your comments may not be considered. You may access this information by contacting Council on 9262 6303.