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In response to a community request, Council engaged heritage consultants, Peter Andrew Barrett and Trethowan to re-investigate the heritage significance of 57 and 60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn.  

57 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn (Chesney Wolde)

Following their investigations, heritage consultant, Peter Andrew Barrett, recommended that 57 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn be included in the Heritage Overlay as an individually significant heritage place. 

The house at 57 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn is a fine and intact example of a Federation-style villa with Arts and Crafts detailing. It is considered to be a representative example of the substantial villas built south of Riversdale Road during between 1910 -1940.

The property has been recommended for local heritage protection for its architectural (Criterion D) and aesthetic (Criterion E) value to the City of Boroondara.

A copy of the draft heritage citation for 57 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn can be downloaded below.

60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn

Following their investigations, heritage consultants, Trethowan, recommended that 60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn be included in the Heritage Overlay as an individually significant heritage place. 

The house at 60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn is an intact example of an Arts and Craft inspired traditional style bungalow built between the Federation and Interwar periods. The house was designed by architect Albion Walkley, who has been recognised as a prominent architect who designed numerous homes around Boroondara and Hawthorn.

The property is recommended for local heritage protection for its historical (Criterion A), architectural (Criterion D) and aesthetic (Criterion E) value to the City of Boroondara.

A copy of the draft heritage citation for 60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn can be downloaded below.
 
Please note that the draft citations have not been adopted by Council and do not carry any statutory weight. 

In order for the heritage citations to have statutory weight, the properties need to be included in the Heritage Overlay under the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

Current status - June 2021

Preliminary consultation on the draft heritage citations closed on 4 June 2021.

Council officers are now reviewing the feedback received and will prepare a report to inform the Urban Planning Delegated Committee (UPDC) of the outcomes of preliminary consultation. At this meeting the UPDC will also decide whether to:

  • Adopt the heritage citations, with or without changes. 
  • Commence the formal planning scheme amendment process to apply the Heritage Overlay to the properties. 
  • Write to the Minister for Planning to seek interim Heritage Overlays for the properties, to protect the properties while an amendment to apply a permanent Heritage Overlay is progressed.

The report is likely to be considered by the UPDC mid to late 2021.

Affected and adjoining property owners or occupiers and anyone who provided Council with feedback as part of the preliminary consultation process will be notified prior to the UPDC meeting and have the opportunity to address the UPDC in support of their feedback.

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For more information, contact Amanda Seymour, Senior Strategic Planner (Monday to Wednesday):

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