The City of Boroondara Municipal-Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 5 Kew East and Mont Albert presents the findings and recommendations from the heritage assessment of Kew East & Mont Albert and includes citations for the nominated individual heritage properties and precincts.

About the Kew East and Mont Albert Heritage Gap Study

Council has engaged Context Pty Ltd to prepare the Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study. The fifth study to be prepared is for the suburb of Kew East and Mont Albert. The study area consists of all properties located outside the existing Heritage Overlay in Kew East and Mont Albert.

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

Individual properties

  1. 22 Elm Grove
  2. 5 Fairway Drive
  3. 104 Kilby Road
  4. 35 Kitchener Street
  5. 117 Normanby Road
  6. 142-142A Normanby Road
  7. 53 Windella Avenue
  8. 63 Windella Avenue

Heritage precincts

  1. Boulevard Estate and Environs Precinct
  2. Harp Village Commercial Precinct
  3. Windella Avenue and Environs Precinct

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

Current status (April 2018)

Consideration by Council

The preliminary consultation period on the recommendations of the Draft Kew East and Mont Albert Heritage Gap Study closed on 9 April 2018. 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 City of Boroondara Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 5 Kew East and Mont Albert.
  • 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 5 Kew East and Mont Albert until further work is undertaken.
  • Abandon the City of Boroondara Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 5 Kew East and Mont Albert 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.

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