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We have many places in the City of Boroondara that are heritage protected. We also have possible heritage places that are under investigation. This means we are looking into whether a particular place should be heritage protected.
How to check your property
Use the map below to find out if your property is:
- in a Heritage Overlay and what heritage grading it is
- a possible heritage place.
You need to:
- search for your address
- click on your property to see its heritage information.
The heritage information provided is a guide and not formal planning advice. Before you do any building, demolition or construction works, check the VicPlan website 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.
Download schedule of gradings map
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.
Properties in a Heritage Overlay are listed either:
- 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.
Possible heritage places
A possible heritage place is a property we are investigating for heritage significance. During the investigation, we monitor the property for:
- any applications for Report and Consent for full or partial demolition lodged under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993
- any planning permit applications suggesting that demolition is requested.
If our investigation shows that a property is of heritage significance, we will find out if we can include the property in the Heritage Overlay as part of a Planning Scheme Amendment.
To learn more about heritage protection in Victoria, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.