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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 - May 2022

The Urban Planning Delegated Committee (UPDC) considered the outcomes of preliminary consultation on the draft heritage citations on 4 October 2021.

 The UDPC report and meeting minutes can be viewed on Council’s Past Council meeting, minutes, agendas and video recordings web page.

At the 4 October meeting, the UPDC resolved to:

  • Adopt the heritage citations for 57 and 60 Berkeley Street contained in Attachment 1 and 2 of the officer report; and
  • Write to the Minister for Planning to request authorisation to prepare an amendment to the Boroondara Planning Scheme in accordance with Section 4B and 8A(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to include 57 and 60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn in the Heritage Overlay.

In accordance with the UPDC resolution, officers wrote to the Minister for Planning to request authorisation to commence Boroondara Planning Scheme Amendment C367. The amendment proposed to apply the Heritage Overlay to 57 and 60 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn on a permanent basis.

Authorisation to commence the amendment was granted on 12 November 2021.

Public exhibition of Amendment C367 commenced in May 2022, and closed on 14 June 2022.

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