Amendment C208 Merri-bek Heritage Nominations Study Implementation

About Amendment C208

Heritage places enrich our communities by providing a connection to our past. Merri-bek has a rich cultural heritage consisting of buildings, archaeological sites, monuments, trees, landscapes and other elements. Council has a responsibility to identify and protect these heritage places for the benefit of current and future generations by including them in the Merri-bek Planning Scheme within a Heritage Overlay.

The Moreland Heritage Nominations Study 2020 (PDF 4Mb) investigated the heritage value of places identified by the public in 2016 and made recommendations to apply a Heritage Overlay to properties that were found to have heritage significance to Merri-bek. A heritage citation that describes why a property has heritage value has been prepared for all these properties and can be viewed at the Amendment C208: Heritage Descriptions (Citation) page.

The Heritage Overlay is a planning control contained within the Merri-bek Planning Scheme (Clause 43.01) that identifies either individual heritage places or heritage precincts. The purpose of the Heritage Overlay is to conserve and enhance heritage places and to ensure that any works do not negatively affect the significance of a heritage place.

What does C208 do?

Amendment C208 proposes to make the following changes to the Merri-bek Planning Scheme:

      • Apply a Heritage Overlay to approximately 450 properties made up of 46 individual places, 1 serial listing, 7 heritage precincts and 3 precinct extensions. Each of these properties are classified as being significant, contributory or non-contributory. 
      • Deletes the existing Heritage Overlay associated with 10 places that are within the new serial listing and one that has been identified as being demolished
      • Delete the heritage overlay from 33 properties to fix mapping anomalies of 2 heritage precincts (Turner Street Precinct and Glencairn Avenue/Maranoa Crescent/Wattle Street Precinct) and one heritage place (19A Passfield Street)
      • Amends the Heritage Exemptions Incorporated Plan to add new precinct maps and change existing maps to align with the proposed new Heritage Overlays and deleted Heritage Places.

Land affected by the Amendment C208

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Have your say

Amendment C208 is now on public exhibition and you are welcome to make a written submission to Council to express your views. Submissions must be received by DATE.

By post

Strategic Planning
Submission to Amendment C208
Moreland City Council
Locked Bag 10 Merri-bek VIC 3058.

By email
Please include 'Submission to Amendment C208' in the subject line.


Complete the form below.



Significant heritage place

  • Significant heritage places are of State, municipal or local cultural heritage significance that are individually important in their own right. The heritage place may be a stand alone property or grouped together (Serial Listing) as the properties share a common history and/or significance but which do not adjoin each other.

Contributory heritage place

  • Are places that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of a precinct. They are not considered to be individually important however when combined with other heritage places, they play an integral role in demonstrating the cultural heritage significance of a precinct.

Non-contributory heritage place

  • Are places within the heritage precinct that have no identifiable cultural heritage significance. They are included within the Heritage Overlay because any development on the place may impact on the cultural heritage significance of the precinct or adjacent significant or contributory heritage places.

Heritage precinct

  • Are a collection of sites that contribute to the significance of a broader area, with the sites being historically related or sharing a common characteristic. This can result in neighbourhoods, streets or sections of streets being included in a precinct.

Serial listing

  • Are made up of places that share a common history and/or significance but which do not adjoin each other and may be considered for treatment as a single heritage place.

Where to inspect the Amendment C208 documents

All documents that support this amendment can be found electronically in the key documents section on the right hand side of this web page. If required, we will post you a hard copy.

The amendment can also be inspected on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Further Information

For further information or to discuss how the changes might affect you please phone Council's Strategic Planning Team on 9240 1111 or email

We appreciate these documents are not always easy to understand, so please contact us if you need any assistance. All meetings will be undertaken via teleconference.

The documents on the right hand side of this page are in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact us and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.

Information in community languages is available from Moreland Language Link.


Please be aware that Merri-bek City Council collects information from organisations and individuals during the planning scheme amendment process through submissions made to an Amendment. Submissions may be hand written, electronic (both written and audio-visual) and often contain images, maps and plans. Submissions frequently contain personal information which at times may be sensitive for commercial, health or other reasons.

Natural justice and transparency are important parts of the Planning Scheme Amendment process. Under section 21(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic), Council must make all submissions to an Amendment available to view by any person at its offices for a period of two months after the Amendment is gazetted or lapses. This includes all personal names, telephone and address details, unless specifically requested to be deleted prior to the submission being made publicly available.

Submissions are used by Council when assessing the Amendment and summaries of your submission are included in any Council report that considers the Amendment following the close of exhibition. Your submission will also be used and disclosed in the public process of a Panel Hearing if one is required. Any submission forwarded to Planning Panels Victoria will be managed with in accordance with their privacy policy.

Publication of Submissions on Council’s Website
Council will make all submissions available to view online on its website during the Planning Scheme Amendment process. All submissions made available online will be redacted to remove personal names, telephone and address details. Submissions will be removed from the website once the Amendment is finalised.

Use of your personal information
In accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) the personal information submitted by you is being collected by Merri-bek City Council for the submission process and it will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, except as a requirement of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic). This includes disclosing your personal information upon request (name and phone number only) to any person during the Planning Scheme Amendment process.

If you do not provide your name and address Council will not be able to consider your submission.

You can gain access to the personal information you have provided to Merri-bek City Council and if you wish to alter it, please contact Council’s Privacy Officer via telephone on 9384 9111 or e-mail at

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