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We have many buildings and areas in the City of Boroondara that are heritage protected.

Before you do any building or construction works, check the VicPlan website-external site and get a planning property report to see whether your property is in a Heritage Overlay. To find out how an overlay affects property development, visit our Heritage and property development page.

Find your Heritage Overlay and grading

Use the map to find out if your property is in a Heritage Overlay and what heritage grading it is. 

  1. Search for your address.
  2. Click on your property to see its heritage information.

The heritage information provided is a guide and not formal planning advice. Check the VicPlan website-external site and get a planning property report before you develop your property. To find out more about the planning process, visit our Heritage and property development page.

The map only includes properties that are in an existing Heritage Overlay. To find out about proposed overlays check our Current heritage studies page

We update the map when there are:

  • new Heritage Overlays (approved by the Minister for Planning)
  • changes to existing gradings.

You can also find out whether your property is in an existing Heritage Overlay and download the relevant heritage citation on the Boroondara Heritage Property Database-external site.

Heritage gradings explained

Each property in a Heritage Overlay has a grading based on how it contributes to the heritage of its precinct. The heritage grading affects how we assess Planning Permits. 

There are 3 different heritage gradings:

  • Significant: places that are individually important. They also contribute to the heritage significance of their precinct.
  • Contributory: places that contribute to the significance of a precinct when combined with other significant or contributory heritage places.
  • Non-contributory: places with no heritage significance, but developing them can affect the precinct or surrounding heritage places.

We determine a property's grading during the relevant heritage study or assessment. You can find out more about this on our Heritage studies and assessments page.

Heritage precincts

Properties in a Heritage Overlay are listed either:

  • individually
  • as part of a heritage precinct.

A heritage precinct is an area made up of heritage places that are historically related or have common characteristics. They are often a group of houses or shopping strips.

More information

For more information or help with using the map, contact our Strategic and Statutory Planning team on (03) 9278 4888 or email [email protected].

To learn more about heritage protection in Victoria, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website-external site

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