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The ‘City of Boroondara Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study: Volume 4 Kew’ presents the findings and recommendations from the heritage assessment of Kew and includes citations for the nominated individual heritage properties and precincts.

Current status (February 2019)

Adoption of Kew Heritage Gap Study

On 16 April 2018, the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) adopted the Kew Heritage Gap Study and resolved to commence the formal planning scheme amendment process to introduce the Heritage Overlay to the recommended places on a permanent basis in the Boroondara Planning Scheme. Access a copy of the UPSC report

To ensure the Kew Heritage Gap Study is considered as part of the planning permit process, officers are seeking to implement the recommendations of the adopted study through Amendment C294.

Officers have also made a request to the Minister for Planning through Amendment C293 to introduce interim Heritage Overlays to the properties recommended in the Kew Heritage Gap Study, while Amendment C294 is progressed. Officers note that a decision on Amendment C293 is pending.

About the Kew Heritage Gap Study

Council has engaged Context Pty Ltd to prepare the Municipal Wide Heritage Gap Study. The suburb assessment of Kew has been completed which consists of all properties located outside the existing Heritage Overlay in Kew. The following properties and precincts are identified to be of local heritage significance:

New Heritage precincts

  • Bradford Estate Precinct (HO798)
  • Banool Estate Precinct (HO799)
  • Burke Road Commercial Precinct (HO800)
  • Clifton Estate Residential Precinct (HO801)
  • Cotham Village Commercial Precinct (HO802)
  • Goldthorns Hill and Environs Precinct (HO803)
  • Iona Estate Residential Precinct (HO804)
  • May Street Precinct (HO805)
  • Thornton Estate Residential Precinct (HO806)

Individual properties

  • 349 Barkers Road (part), Kew (HO807)
  • 349 Barkers Road (part), Kew (HO808)
  • 315 Barkers Road, Kew (HO809)
  • 1139-1141 Burke Road, Kew (HO810)
  • 301 Cotham Road (part), Kew (HO811)
  • 230 Cotham Road, Kew (HO812)
  • 264 Cotham Road, Kew (HO813)
  • 370-376 Cotham Road (part), Kew (HO815)
  • 4 Edgecombe Street, Kew (HO816)
  • 59 Pakington Street, Kew (HO817)
  • 20 Peel Street, Kew (HO818)
  • 3 Perry Court, Kew (HO819)
  • 25 Queen Street, Kew (HO820)
  • 13 Raheen Drive, Kew (HO821)
  • 6 Reeves Court, Kew (HO822)
  • 35 to 37 Rowland Street, Kew (HO823)
  • 28 Stevenson Street, Kew (HO824)
  • 71 Stevenson Street, Kew (HO825)
  • 96 Stevenson Street, Kew (HO826)
  • 31 Studley Park Road, Kew (HO827)

Extensions to existing heritage precincts

  • Barry Street Precinct (HO143)
  • Barrington Avenue Precinct (HO142)
  • Sackville Street Precinct (HO162)
  • Glenferrie Road Precinct (HO150)
  • Kew Junction Commercial Heritage Precinct (HO520)
  • High Street South Residential Precinct (HO527)

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


Municipal wide heritage gap study Volume 4 - Kew (Revised )   [PDF,45MB]

Heritage in Boroondara Frequently Asked Questions   [PDF, 62KB]

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