Amendment C274 proposes to implement the recommendations of the Camberwell Heritage Gap Assessment. The amendment originally proposed to include 21 individual heritage places, 11 heritage precincts and 2 precinct extensions in the Heritage Overlay.

Following public exhibition of the amendment in November - December 2017, the amendment was split into two parts. Amendment C274 Part 1 relates to the Sunnyside and Rowell Avenues precinct. Amendment C274 Part 2 relates to all other properties recommended for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay in the study.

Amendment C274 (Part 2) proposes to implement the recommendations of the Camberwell Heritage Gap Assessment. The amendment now proposes to include 23 individual heritage places, 10 heritage precincts and 2 precinct extensions in the Heritage Overlay.

About Amendment C274 (Part 1)

Following public exhibition of Amendment C274 and a review of submissions and the extent of demolition and alterations to properties within the proposed Sunnyside and Rowell Avenues precinct, it was determined that the introduction of heritage controls to Sunnyside Avenue and Rowell Avenue could no longer be justified. This does not include 30 and 32 Sunnyside Avenue, which continue to be identified as individually significant heritage places.

At its meeting of 3 April 2018, the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) resolved to split Amendment C274 into two parts. Part 1 of the amendment, which applies to the Sunnyside and Rowell Avenues precinct was referred the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 28 May 2018, where Council resolved to abandon the introduction of the Heritage Overlay to the precinct.

Heritage controls for 30 and 32 Sunnyside Avenue, Camberwell will continue to be progressed through Amendment C274 (Part 2). 

Access the UPSC report and Council report.

About Amendment C274 (Part 2)

Council is proposing changes to planning controls affecting land at:

  • 486 Burke Road, Camberwell
  • 544 Burke Road, Camberwell
  • 832-834 Burke Road, Camberwell
  • 575 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
  • 25 Cookson Street, Camberwell
  • 16 Cornell Street, Camberwell
  • Fordham Avenue (Hartwell Railway Station), Camberwell
  • 112-128 Fordham Avenue, Camberwell
  • 27-29 George Street, Camberwell
  • 137-139 Highfield Road, Camberwell
  • 30 Hunter Road, Camberwell
  • 4 Merton Street, Camberwell
  • 100A Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell
  • 576 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
  • 815 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
  • 906-912 Toorak Road, Camberwell
  • 927 Toorak Road, Camberwell
  • 930 Toorak Road, Camberwell
  • 1245 Toorak Road, Camberwell
  • 2R Wandin Road (Riversdale Railway Station and Signal Box), Camberwell
  • 134 Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell
  • 30 and 32 Sunnyside Avenue, Camberwell
  • Bellett Street Precinct
  • Camberwell Links Estate Precinct
  • Camberwell Road Estate Precinct
  • Hampton Grove Precinct
  • Harley Estate & Environs Precinct
  • Lockhart Street Precinct
  • Milverton Street Precinct
  • South Camberwell Precinct
  • St John’s Wood & Sage’s Paddock Precinct
  • War Service Homes Precinct
  • HO144 Burke Road Extension
  • HO191 Hassett’s Estate & Environs Precinct Extension

Amendment C274 proposes to include the above properties in the Heritage Overlay in the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

Current status (August 2018)

Interim heritage controls for Camberwell approved (Amendment C275)

Amendment C275 has been approved and was gazetted on 8 February 2018. The amendment introduces interim Heritage Overlays to all affected properties in Camberwell as recommended in Amendment C274. Amendment C274 seeks to introduce permanent Heritage Overlays as identified in the Camberwell Heritage Gap Study.

Under delegation from the Minister for Planning, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has approved the interim Heritage Overlays with an expiry date of 1 March 2019.This will allow enough time for the permanent heritage control amendment to be properly considered.

Panel process

At its meeting on 3 April 2018, the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) resolved to:

  1. Receive and note the submissions to Amendment C274 (Attachment 1) to the Boroondara Planning Scheme and the Camberwell Heritage Gap Study in accordance with Section 22 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
  2. Endorse the officers’ response to submissions and recommended changes to Amendment C274.
  3. Split Amendment C274 into two parts:
    -  Part 1 - Relating to properties no longer recommended for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay, specifically the deletion of the Sunnyside and Rowell Avenues Precinct from the amendment.
    -  Part 2 - Endorse the revised draft Camberwell Heritage Gap Study relating to proposed heritage places still recommended for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay including unresolved submissions as detailed in Attachment 1, and retention of the properties at 30 and 32 Sunnyside Avenue as individually significant properties.
  4. Refer Amendment C274 Part 1 to an Ordinary Meeting of Council recommending that it be abandoned in accordance with Sections 23(1)(c) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
  5. Request that the Minister for Planning appoint a Planning Panel under Section 153 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to consider unresolved submissions to Amendment C274 Part 2.
  6. Refer Amendment C274 Part 2 and related submissions to a Planning Panel in accordance with Section 23(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
  7. Authorise the Director City Planning to undertake administrative changes to Amendment C274 that do not change the intent of the amendment prior to a Panel Hearing. 

Access a copy of the UPSC report.

Panel Hearing

The independent Panel appointed to consider submissions to Amendment C274 has scheduled a public hearing on 28 to 31 August 2018. You can access a copy of the current hearing schedule from the download section below.

As directed by the independent Panel, any expert witness statement needs to circulated by 21 August 2018. Expert witness statements will be available in the download section below.  

If you have any questions regarding the Panel process:

Following the panel hearing, the independent Panel will prepare a report for consideration by Council. Council must make this report publically available within 28 days of receiving it. 

Council officers will review the Panel report and prepare a report for consideration by the UPSC with recommendations. Council does not need to accept the Panel’s recommendations and may resolve to make additional changes to the amendment. 

Council's 'Part A' Submission

As per the Directions of the Independent Planning Panel, dated 25 June 2018, a copy of Council's Part A submission is provided here:

Amendment C274 - Part A Submission - 132 KB [PDF]

Amendment C274 - Part A Submission - Attachment 2 - 591 KB [PDF]

Amendment C274 - Part A Submission - Attachment 4 - 30.5 MB [PDF]

Contact us

For more information contact the Strategic Planning Department:

Download the Camberwell Heritage Gap Study

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