Amendment C274 proposes to implement the recommendations of the Camberwell Heritage Gap Assessment to include 21 individual heritage places, 11 heritage precincts and 2 precinct extensions in the Heritage Overlay to the Boroondara Planning Scheme. 

About Amendment C274

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
  • 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
  • Sunnyside and Rowell Avenues 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 (April 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. 

You can access a copy of the UPSC report here.

In accordance with this resolution, Council has written to the Minister for Planning requesting appointment of an independent Panel to consider the submissions.  Council is now awaiting the appointment of the Panel. 

The Panel Directions Hearing has been scheduled for the week commencing 11 June 2018. The purpose of the Directions Hearing is to clarify administrative and procedural matters of the Panel Hearing. 

The Panel Hearing at which the independent Panel will consider submissions has been scheduled for the week commencing 27 August 2018. Please note that these dates are only preliminary dates and may be subject to change. 

The panel hearing process is organised by Planning Panels Victoria who will write to all submitters to participate in the Panel Hearing process. As a submitter you will have the opportunity to appear before the Panel in support of your submission. You can provide further written submissions to the independent Panel, if you are unable to attend.  

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. 

More information

For more information contact the Strategic Planning Department:

Download the Camberwell Heritage Gap Study

How useful was this information?