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