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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 (February 2020)

Preliminary consultation - Report on outcomes

Council officers have completed a review of the feedback received during preliminary consultation on the draft Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study.  

The Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) will consider a report on the outcomes of the preliminary consultation at its meeting on Monday 2 March 2020.

Access a copy of the officers’ report on the meeting page. The report contains recommendations regarding the Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study.

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 UPSC may resolve to make a decision on the revised Glen Iris Heritage Gap Study which differs from the officer’s recommendations specified in the UPSC report.

The outcomes of this meeting in the form of the UPSC’s resolution will be made available as part of the meeting minutes one week after the meeting on this web page.

Council has some videos that may assist in your preparation for the meeting, including UPSC Meetings and Making a Presentation at Council.

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 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 the Strategic Planning Department

(Please note the Strategic Planning Department are not currently available by phone)


Municipal wide heritage gap study Volume 7 - Glen Iris   [PDF, 30MB]
Heritage in Boroondara Frequently Asked Questions   [PDF, 62KB]


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