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We have many places in the City of Boroondara that are heritage protected. We also have possible heritage places that are under investigation. This means we are looking into whether a particular place should be heritage protected.  

How to check your property

Use the map below to find out if your property is:

  • in a Heritage Overlay and what heritage grading it is
  • a possible heritage place. 

You need to:

  • search for your address
  • click on your property to see its heritage information.

The heritage information provided is a guide and not formal planning advice. Before you do any building, demolition or construction works, check the VicPlan website and get a planning property report to see whether your property is in a Heritage Overlay. To find out how an overlay affects property development, visit our Heritage and property development page.

Heritage gradings 

Each property in a Heritage Overlay has a grading based on how it contributes to the heritage of its precinct. The heritage grading affects how we assess Planning Permits. 

There are 3 different heritage gradings:

  1. Significant: places that are individually important. They also contribute to the heritage significance of their precinct.
  2. Contributory: places that contribute to the significance of a precinct when combined with other significant or contributory heritage places.
  3. Non-contributory: places with no heritage significance, but developing them can affect the precinct or surrounding heritage places.

We determine a property's grading during the relevant heritage study or assessment. You can find out more about this on our Heritage studies and assessments page.

Heritage precincts

Properties in a Heritage Overlay are listed either:

  • individually
  • as part of a heritage precinct.

A heritage precinct is an area made up of heritage places that are historically related or have common characteristics. They are often a group of houses or shopping strips.

Possible heritage places

A possible heritage place is a property we are investigating for heritage significance. During the investigation, we monitor the property for:

  • any applications for Report and Consent for full or partial demolition lodged under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993
  • any planning permit applications suggesting that demolition is requested.

If our investigation shows that a property is of heritage significance, we will find out if we can include the property in the Heritage Overlay as part of a Planning Scheme Amendment.

More information

For more information or help with using the map, contact our Strategic and Statutory Planning team on (03) 9278 4888 or email [email protected].

To learn more about heritage protection in Victoria, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website

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