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)

Amendment C274 (Part 1) has been resolved following the gazettal of Amendment C291 - deletion of interim Heritage Overlay 740 (HO740) from all properties in the previously proposed Sunnyside and Rowell Avenues Precinct (except 30 and 32 Sunnyside Avenue).

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 (September 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.

Consideration of Panel report

On 17 October 2018 Council received the report from the independent Panel on Amendment C274 (Part 2) and submissions referring to it.  You can access a copy of the Panel report from the download section below. 

Council officers are currently reviewing the Panel report and will prepare a report for consideration by the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC).  The report is likely to be considered by the UPSC in early 2019.

All submitters to the amendment as well as any affected and adjoining property owners and occupiers will have the opportunity to address the UPSC in support of their submission and any Council officer recommendations. 

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 2 - Part A Submission - 132 KB [PDF]

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

Amendment C274 Part 2 - Part A Submission - Attachment 4 - 30.5 MB [PDF]

Council's Expert Witness Reports

As per the Directions of the Independent Planning Panel, dated 25 June 2018, a copy of Council's Expert Witness Reports are provided here:

Expert evidence statement - Context - 6.2 MB [PDF]

Expert evidence statement - Trethowan Architecture - 1.5 MB [PDF]

Expert Witness Reports from other Parties

As per the Directions of the independent Planning Panel, dated 25 June 2018, Council must upload all expert witness reports to its website. These reports are provided here:

David Bick Expert Witness Statement - 492 Burke Road, Camberwell - 3.9 MB [PDF]

John Briggs Expert Witness Statement - 25 Lockhart Street, Camberwell - 427 KB [PDF]

Bryce Raworth Expert Witness Statement - 1245 Camberwell Road, Camberwell - 4.9 MB [PDF]

Bryce Raworth Expert Witness Statement - 30  and 32 Sunnyside Avenue, Camberwell - 11 MB [PDF]

John Briggs Expert Witness Statement - 30  and 32 Sunnyside Avenue, Camberwell - 591 KB [PDF]

BuildSpecs Pty Ltd Expert Witness Statement - 134 Wattle Valley Road, Camberwell - 493 KB [PDF]

Contact us

For more information contact the Strategic Planning Department:

Download the Camberwell Heritage Gap Study

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