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Preserving our heritage - Amendment C56 to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme

Preserving our heritage - Amendment C56 to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme

We are introducing a conservation planning policy into the Whittlesea Planning Scheme to provide greater clarity for residents, builders and developers on how decisions will be made when dealing with heritage places within the City of Whittlesea.

This process is known as Amendment C56 and is proposing the following changes to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme:

  • introduce a new heritage conservation local planning policy at Clause 22.16
  • make updates to the Built Environment and Heritage section of the Municipal Strategy Statement at Clause 21.08-3
  • make a minor amendment to the Heritage Overlay Schedule (at Clause 43.01) to introduce the following places as line items:
  • HO107 - 135 Gingles Road, Humevale
  • HO111 210 Humevale Road, Humevale

Please note that the 2 properties above are already approved to have their Heritage Overlay applied. The update is simply adding their addresses into the Heritage Overlay Schedule.

Why do we need this amendment?

This amendment is required to provide a clear statement of our expectations and intent when we are considering and dealing with heritage places.

A new heritage conservation policy, and the updates to the Municipal Strategy Statement will:

  • provide specific guidance to Council and residents as to how applications for planning permits involving heritage places will be assessed
  • provide further policy and a clear set of application requirements for dry stone walls in the municipality currently affected under Clause 52.37
  • provide a set of overarching heritage principles and strategies that apply across the municipality in the Municipal Strategic Statement.