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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 (May 2019)

Preliminary consultation

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

Council officers will review the feedback received and prepare a report for consideration by the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC).  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
  • 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.

The report is likely to be considered by the UPSC in late 2019.

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.  

Please note that the draft citations have not been adopted by Council and do not carry any statutory weight. However, Council may use the draft study recommendations to inform its discussions with planning permit applicants in relation to properties identified for heritage protection. 

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

Contact us

For more information contact Mikaela Carter, Strategic Planner:

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


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