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. This is the seventh study to be prepared is for the suburb of Glen Iris. The study area is made up of all properties located outside the existing Heritage Overlay in Glen Iris.

The study has now been adopted and identifies 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

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. 

The recommendation of the study are being implemented through Amendment C333boro to the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

Current status (May 2020)

Preliminary consultation – Report on outcomes

On 2 March 2020, the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) adopted the Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study. The UPSC also resolved to start the formal planning scheme amendment process to introduce the Heritage Overlay to the recommended places on a permanent basis in the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

To make sure the Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study is considered as part of the planning permit process, Council proposes to implement the recommendations of the adopted study through Amendment C333boro.

Council has also requested the introduction of an interim Heritage Overlay for all properties identified in the study from the Minister for Planning through Amendment C334boro. The Minister’s decision on Amendment C334boro is pending. All affected property owners and occupiers will be notified of the Minister’s decision. 

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 Council's request the proposed demolition can be assessed through the planning application process.

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

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