The ‘City of Boroondara Municipal-Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 6 Hawthorn East’ presents the findings and recommendations from the heritage assessment of Hawthorn East and includes citations for the nominated individual heritage properties and precincts.

About the Hawthorn East Heritage Gap Study

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

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

Individual properties

  1. 406 Barkers Road, Hawthorn East
  2. 452 Barkers Road, Hawthorn East 
  3. 16 Beaconsfield Road, Hawthorn East
  4. 64 Campbell Road, Hawthorn East
  5. 43 Clive Road, Hawthorn East
  6. 20 Denmark Hill Road, Hawthorn East
  7. 41 Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East
  8. 40 Havelock Road, Hawthorn East
  9. 5 & 7 Higham Road, Hawthorn East
  10. 29 Leura Grove, Hawthorn East
  11. 100 Pleasant Road, Hawthorn East
  12. 336 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East
  13. 254-258 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East
  14. 475-477 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East
  15. Tram Shelter between 439a and 441 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East
  16. 417-419 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East
  17. 500-512 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East
  18. 8 Tower Place, Hawthorn East
  19. 9 Widford Street, Hawthorn East 

Heritage precincts 

  1. Brickfields Environs Precinct
  2. Burwood Road Estate Precinct
  3. Smith’s Paddock Precinct
  4. Longford Estate and Environs Precinct
  5. Essington Estate and Environs Precinct
  6. Stonyhurst and Athol Estates Precinct
  7. Havelock Road, Denmark Hill Road and Linton Court Precinct
  8. Victoria Road Precinct

Heritage precinct extensions 

  1. HO144 Burke Road Precinct - 94-98 Campbell Road, Hawthorn East
  2. HO161 Ryeburne Avenue Precinct - 88-100 and 116-130 Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East

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

Current status (September 2018)

Preliminary consultation

The preliminary consultation period closed on Monday 13 August 2018. 

Council officers are now reviewing the feedback received and will prepare a report for the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC). The UPSC will decide whether to 

  • Adopt the ‘City of Boroondara Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 6 Hawthorn East’.
  • 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 ‘City of Boroondara Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 6 Hawthorn East’ until further work is undertaken. 
  • Abandon the ‘City of Boroondara Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 6 Hawthorn East’ and not proceed to a planning scheme amendment. 

The report is likely to be considered by the UPSC later in 2018.  

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 Alexander Antoniadis, Strategic Planner:

•    phone: 9278 4987
•    email: [email protected] 


Municipal wide heritage gap study - Hawthorn East (pdf 28.5mb)

Municipal wide heritage gap study - Fact sheet (pdf 254kb)

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