The amendment proposes to implement the recommendations of the Kew Heritage Gap Study to include 20 individual heritage places, nine heritage precincts and six precinct extensions in the Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis to the Boroondara Planning Scheme.

Current status (February 2020)

Release of Panel Report

On 21 January 2020, Council received the report from the independent Panel on Amendment C294 and submissions referred to it. You can access a copy of the Panel report from the Downloads section below. 

The Panel recommended that Council adopt the amendment as exhibited subject to the following key changes:

  • Abandon applying the Heritage Overlay to the properties on the west side of Bradford Avenue, 20 Bradford Avenue, 12 Stoke Avenue and 365 Cotham Road in the Bradford Estate Precinct. 
  • Abandon applying the Heritage Overlay to the Clifton Estate Precinct.
  • Abandon applying the Heritage Overlay to the Goldthorns Hill and Environs Precinct.

A number of other recommendations were made, as set out in the Executive Summary of the Panel’s Report. 

Next steps

Council officers are currently reviewing the Panel’s 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 March/April 2020.
The UPSC will decide whether to:

  • Adopt the changes recommended by the independent Panel and/or Council officers.
  • Refer Amendment C294 to an Ordinary Council Meeting with a recommendation to adopt the amendment (with or without further changes); or 
  • Refer Amendment C294 to an Ordinary Council Meeting with a recommendation to abandon the amendment.

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.

More information

For more information, visit the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning website.

About Amendment C294

The amendment proposes to include 20 individual heritage places, nine heritage precincts and six precinct extensions in the Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis to the Boroondara Planning Scheme. An interim Heritage Overlay has been applied to all properties recommended for protection in the Study.

The amendment affects land at the following precincts and properties.

New heritage precincts 

  • Bradford Estate Precinct (HO798)
  • Banool Estate Precinct (HO799)
  • Burke Road Commercial Precinct (HO800)
  • Clifton Estate Residential Precinct (HO801)
  • Cotham Village Commercial Precinct (HO802)
  • Goldthorns Hill and Environs Precinct (HO803)
  • Iona Estate Residential Precinct (HO804)
  • May Street Precinct (HO805)
  • Thornton Estate Residential Precinct (HO806)

Individual heritage places

  • 349 Barkers Road (part), Kew (HO807)
  • 349 Barkers Road (part), Kew (HO808)
  • 315 Barkers Road, Kew (HO809)
  • 1139-1141 Burke Road, Kew (HO810)
  • 301 Cotham Road (part), Kew (HO811)
  • 230 Cotham Road, Kew (HO812)
  • 264 Cotham Road, Kew (HO813)
  • 370-376 Cotham Road (part), Kew (HO815)
  • 4 Edgecombe Street, Kew (HO816)
  • 59 Pakington Street, Kew (HO817)
  • 20 Peel Street, Kew (HO818)
  • 3 Perry Court, Kew (HO819)
  • 25 Queen Street, Kew (HO820)
  • 13 Raheen Drive, Kew (HO821)
  • 6 Reeves Court, Kew (HO822)
  • 35 to 37 Rowland Street, Kew (HO823)
  • 28 Stevenson Street, Kew (HO824)
  • 71 Stevenson Street, Kew (HO825)
  • 96 Stevenson Street, Kew (HO826)
  • 31 Studley Park Road, Kew (HO827)

Extensions to existing heritage precincts

  • Barry Street Precinct (HO143)
  • Barrington Avenue Precinct (HO142)
  • Sackville Street Precinct (HO162)
  • Glenferrie Road Precinct (HO150)
  • Kew Junction Commercial Heritage Precinct (HO520)
  • High Street South Residential Precinct (HO527)

Contact us

For more information contact Lucy Johnson, Strategic Planner:

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