The City of Boroondara Municipal-Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 7 - Glen Iris presents the findings and recommendations from the heritage assessment of Glen Iris and includes citations for the nominated individual heritage properties and precincts.

About the Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study

Council has engaged Context to prepare the Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study. The seventh study to be prepared is for the suburb of Glen Iris. The study area consists of all properties located outside the existing Heritage Overlay in Glen Iris.

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

Individual properties

  • 14 Alfred Road, Glen Iris
  • 29 Alfred Road, Glen Iris
  • 2 Allison Avenue, Glen Iris
  • 55 Bath Road, Glen Iris
  • 22 Bourne Road, Glen Iris
  • 44 Denman Avenue, Glen Iris
  • 118 Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris
  • 170 Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris (Glen Iris Primary School No. 1148)
  • 100 - 108 High Street, Glen Iris (St. Oswald’s Anglican Church Complex)    
  • 4 Peate Avenue, Glen Iris (Camberwell South Primary School No. 4170)
  • 39 Peate Avenue, Glen Iris
  • 26 Summerhill Road, Glen Iris
  • 29 Summerhill Road, Glen Iris (Former Summerhill Road Methodist Church)
  • 148 Summerhill Road, Glen Iris
  • 3 Valley Parade, Glen Iris
  • 50 Valley Parade, Glen Iris

Heritage precincts 

  • Glen Iris Heights and Cherry’s Hill Estates precinct
  • Mont Iris Estate and Environs precinct
  • Summerhill Estate precinct
  • Violet Farm Estate precinct

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

Current status (November 2019)

Preliminary consultation

Preliminary consultation on the draft study closed on Monday 3 June 2019.

Thank you to the many people who have provided their feedback.

Council officers are reviewing the significant amount of feedback received and preparing a report for consideration by the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC).  

Affected and adjoining property owners/occupiers and anyone who provided Council with feedback as part of the preliminary consultation process will have the opportunity to address the UPSC in support of their feedback.  

The report is likely to be considered by the UPSC in early 2020 (February/March). 

The UPSC will decide whether to: 

  • Adopt the draft Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study. 
  • Commence the formal planning scheme amendment process to apply the Heritage Overlay to all or some of the properties identified in the draft study.
  • Request the introduction of an interim Heritage Overlay to all heritage properties identified in the Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study.
  • Defer consideration of the draft Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study until further work is undertaken.
  • Abandon the draft Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study and not proceed to a planning scheme amendment.

Demolition of identified properties

Council will no longer consent to the demolition of any ‘contributory’ or significant’ places. Should an application for demolition of a ‘contributory’ or ‘significant’ place under the Building Act 1993 be lodged, Council will suspend consideration of such a request. Suspension of a request means that a building permit to demolish the building cannot be issued. Council will then request introduction of an interim Heritage Overlay (a temporary Heritage Overlay) from the Minister for Planning. Should the Minister approve Councils request the proposed demolition can be assessed through the planning application process.

This process will ensure that properties identified for heritage protection in the draft Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study are not lost while Council undertakes the process to apply the Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis.  

Contact us

For more information contact Mikaela Carter, Strategic Planner:


Municipal wide heritage gap study Volume 7 - Glen Iris   [PDF,36MB]
Heritage in Boroondara Frequently Asked Questions   [PDF, 62KB]


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