The City of Boroondara Municipal-Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 8 Ashburton presents the findings and recommendations from the heritage assessment of Ashburton and includes citations for the nominated individual heritage properties and precincts.

About the Ashburton Heritage Gap Study

Council has engaged Context Pty Ltd to prepare the Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study. The eighth study to be prepared is for the suburb of Ashburton.

The study area consists of all properties located outside the existing Heritage Overlay in Ashburton. 

The draft study has now been completed and has identified the following properties and precincts to be of local heritage significance:

Individual properties

  • 3-7 Ashburn Grove
  • 9 Donald Street
  • 10A Fakenham Road
  • 268 High Street
  • 270 High Street
  • 1 Keyes Street
  • 10 Marquis Street
  • 7 Vears Road
  • 45 Yuile Street

Heritage precincts

  • High Street Ashburton Commercial Precinct
  • Home Farm Estate and Environs Precinct
A property in Ashburton

These places are recommended for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay under the Boroondara Planning Scheme. 

Current status (January 2021)

To ensure the Ashburton Heritage Gap Study is considered as part of the planning permit process, Council proposes to implement the recommendations of the adopted study through Amendment C337boro.

On 6 July 2020, the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) resolved to commence the planning scheme amendment process to introduce proposed changes to the Boroondara Planning Scheme. The UPSC also resolved to defer consideration of the High Street Commercial Precinct by way of an alternative officer recommendation presented at the meeting.

For a copy of the report, see Urban Planning Special Committee - 6 July 2020.

Council will request authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit a planning scheme amendment. Following authorisation from the Minister for Planning, Council will commence the exhibition process. 

As part of the public exhibition process, we will notify and invite feedback from:

  • all affected and adjoining property owners and occupiers
  • anyone who lodged feedback as part of the preliminary consultation
  • interested stakeholders.

Contact us

For more information contact Robert Costello, Senior Project Planner


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