About the draft Kew Hebrew Congregation Heritage Assessment

We have engaged Context Pty Ltd to carry out a review of the heritage significance of buildings located at 53 Walpole Street, Kew associated with the Kew Hebrew Congregation and associated school. 

The draft assessment has now been completed and recommends that the existing Heritage Overlay applying to the main Synagogue building only (HO559) should be extended to cover all of the buildings on the entire site between Walpole Street and Brougham Street, Kew.

Current status (September 2020)

Adoption of revised Kew Hebrew Congregation heritage citation

On 7 September 2020, the Urban Planning Delegated Committee (UPDC) adopted the revised Kew Hebrew Congregation heritage citation and resolved to commence the formal planning scheme amendment process to extend the Heritage Overlay over the entire site.

Access a copy of the UPDC report

To introduce the Heritage Overlay, Council needs to amend the Boroondara Planning Scheme. To commence the planning scheme amendment process, Council will now write to the Minister for Planning to request authorisation to prepare and exhibit Amendment C342. Following authorisation from the Minister for Planning, Council will commence the exhibition process. 

As part of the public exhibition process, Council will notify all affected and adjoining/abutting property owners/occupiers, anyone who lodged feedback as part of the preliminary consultation as well as any other interested stakeholders of the proposed Heritage Overlay and invite formal submissions.  

Contact us

For more information contact Nick Brennan, Senior Strategic Planner:


Kew Hebrew Congregation - heritage citation  (PDF, 5.4MB)


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