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Amendment C284 proposes to implement the recommendations of the Hawthorn Heritage Gap Study to include a number of heritage places and heritage precincts in the Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis to the Boroondara Planning Scheme. 

Current Status (August 2020)

On 3 August 2020 the Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) received and acknowledged the independent Panel’s report recommendations and resolved to (among other things):

  • Split Amendment C284 into two parts:
    -  Part 1 - Relating to all properties affected by Amendment C284 as exhibited and considered by the Panel, with the exception of 36 Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn.
    -  Part 2 - Relating to 36 Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn.
  • Endorse the officers’ response to the Panel’s recommendations and recommended changes to Amendment C284 (Part 1) and refer the revised Amendment C284 (Part 1) to an Ordinary Meeting of Council to be adopted.
  • Adopt the revised Hawthorn Heritage Gap Study.
  • Defer consideration of Amendment C284 (Part 2) until the VCAT proceedings pertaining to 36 Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn and any required actions arising have concluded.

Access a copy of the UPSC report and UPSC meeting minutes.

On 24 August 2020 Council considered the independent Panel’s report and resolved to adopt Amendment C284boro (Part 1) and submit the Amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval.

Access a copy of the Council report and Council meeting minutes.

In accordance with the resolution, Council submitted Amendment C284boro (Part 1) to the Minister for Planning for approval on 1 September 2020.  Council is now awaiting the Minister’s decision. 

Next Steps

Once the Minister for Planning has made a decision on Council’s request for approval, Council will notify all affected and adjoining property owners and occupiers as well as submitters of the Minister’s decision. 

All relevant amendment documentation is available to download at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website here.

About Amendment C284

The amendment affects land at the following precincts and properties.

Precinct/property name Address
Ardene Court Flats 11 Ardene Court, Hawthorn
Norwood Terrace 209-217 Auburn Road, Hawthorn
Grant Dorman (former Lion Rubber Works) 544 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Dickie House 6 Fairview Street, Hawthorn
Melbourne Croquet Club (Former Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club) 37-41 Glen Street, Hawthorn
St Joseph's Catholic School (formerly St John's School)  571 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Edwardian Shops 556-558 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Victorian shops 817-821 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Woodford 14 Glenroy Road, Hawthorn
Dalsworth 36 Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn
Farey Brothers' Bakery (former) 20-26 Liddiard Street, Hawthorn
Yarralands Flats   150 Power Street, Hawthorn
Shrine of St Anthony Church complex  180-184 Power Street, Hawthorn
Eira 13-15 Wellesley Road, Hawthorn
Cranmore Estate and Environs Precinct 

238-272 & 302-340 Barkers Road,  2-32 & 1-15 Elphin Grove, 3-65 & 71-95, 60-82 & 96-104 Liddiard Street, Churchill Grove, Salisbury Grove, Sercombe Grove, York Street, Bowen Street,  2-6 Vicars Street, Carrington Street, Percy Street, Moir Street, Haines Street, Bell Street, Edward Street, Hull Street, and 7-33 & 4-38 Johnson Street, Hawthorn

Glenferrie and Riversdale Roads Commercial Precinct 86 & 87-105 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn; and 524-544 & 529-549 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Riversdale Reserve Precinct 8-30 & 19-23 Robinson Road, Hawthorn and 2-28 & 7-21 Illawarra Road, Hawthorn
Riversdale Village Precinct 261-305, 282-290 & 324-332 Auburn Road, Hawthorn and 201-233 & 234-242 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn
Rookery Estate Precinct 2-16 & 1-7 Austin Street, Hawthorn; 24-40 & 65-73 Evansdale Road, Hawthorn; 2-12 & 1-11 Majore Street, Hawthorn; and 1-21 & 14-18 Yarra Grove, Hawthorn
Victory Estate Precinct 132-142 Power Street, Hawthorn and 1-7 & 2-8 Gibney Street, Hawthorn
Violet Grove and Environs Precinct 3-19, 2-20 Manchester Street, Hawthorn; Violet Grove, Hawthorn; Marian Street, Hawthorn and 137-151 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn
Central Gardens Precinct (HO146) extension 2-30 & 1A-15 Malmsbury Street, Hawthorn
Glenferrie Hill Precinct (HO149) extension 1-3 Wellesley Road, Hawthorn
Leslie Street Precinct (HO164) extensions
(2 areas)
198-218 Auburn Road, Hawthorn (Area 1)
1-17 & 6-12 Edlington Street & 168-178 Auburn Road, Hawthorn (Area 2)

West Hawthorn Precinct (HO220) extension

5-47 & 4-40 Lennox Street, Hawthorn and 48 Denham Street, Hawthorn

Please also note that under delegation from the Minister for Planning, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) gazetted Amendment C285 on 9 May 2019. The amendment applied interim Heritage Overlays to all places recommended in the Hawthorn Heritage Gap Study. The interim controls have been extended (by Amendment C328boro) and now expire on 31 March 2021. 

As the interim Heritage Overlays have been introduced, any proposals for demolition and other buildings and works may require a planning permit. 

Contact us

For more information contact Mikaela Carter, Senior Strategic Planner:


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