Amendment C337boro proposes to implement the recommendations of the City of Boroondara Municipal-Wide Heritage Gap Study Volume 8: Ashburton to introduce the Heritage Overlay to 9 individually significant places and one heritage precinct on a permanent basis.

The amendment affects land at the following properties and precincts.

Heritage precincts

Individual properties

These places are recommended for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay under the Boroondara Planning Scheme. 

Current status (April 2022)

On 28 March 2022, Council considered the independent Panel’s report and resolved to:

  • Adopt Amendment C337boro to the Boroondara Planning Scheme, as shown in Attachments 1 to 5, in accordance with Section 29(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
  • Submit Amendment C337boro to the Minister for Planning for approval in accordance with Section 31(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
  • Following the Minister’s approval of Amendment C337boro, update two (2) reference documents to the Boroondara Planning Scheme (the Boroondara Schedule of Gradings Map and Boroondara Heritage Property Database) to include heritage gradings and relevant heritage citations for properties affected by Amendment C337boro.
  • Authorise the Director Urban Living to undertake administrative changes to the amendment and associated planning controls that do not change the intent of the controls.

Access a copy of the Council report.

In accordance with the resolution, Council submitted Amendment C337boro to the Minister for Planning for approval on 31 March 2022. Council is now awaiting the Minister’s decision.

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 for download below.

About Amendment C338boro (Interim Heritage Overlays)

Under delegation from the Minister for Planning, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) approved and gazetted Amendment C338boro on 29 January 2021. The amendment applies interim Heritage Overlays to places recommended in the Ashburton Heritage Gap Study. The interim controls are due to expire on 31 January 2022. 

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

For more information about this amendment, please visit the DELWP C338boro page.

Privacy Statement

Council will collect the information in your submission to transparently carry out Planning Scheme Amendment C340boro in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Act). The personal information will be used by Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes such as contacting you about the project. Council must make a copy of all submissions available for any person to inspect free of charge until two months after completion of the amendment process in accordance with Section 21 of the Act. Submissions will be disclosed in full to Council's consultants (if applicable) who will make recommendations to Council regarding the submissions. Council and the State Government may also publish submissions on their websites, provide copies of submissions, and make publicly available lists of submissions during this period. Submissions may be disclosed in a report to Council which will by virtue of the Local Government Act 1989 be available to the public for an extended period. The submitter understands that the personal information provided is for the purpose of transparently carrying out Planning Scheme Amendment C340boro and that he or she may apply to Council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and/or correction should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer. You may choose to respond anonymously, however Council will then be unable to contact you regarding the project.

Contact us

For more information, please contact, Robert Costello, Senior Project Planner by emailing [email protected] or calling us on (03) 9278 4537.


Ashburton Heritage Gap Study - revised 2 February 2021 (PDF, 20.3 MB)

Amendment C337boro - Explanatory Report (PDF, 420 KB)

Amendment C337boro - Instruction Sheet (PDF, 124 KB)

Amendment C337boro - Notice of the preparation of an amendment (PDF, 238 KB)

Amendment C337boro - Schedule to Clause 43.01 Heritage Overlay (PDF, 735 KB)

Amendment C337boro - Clause 72.04 Incorporated Documents (PDF, 160 KB)

Amendment C337boro - Schedule to Clause 72.08 Background Documents (PDF, 157 KB)

Amendment C337boro - HO Map18 - Exhibition (PDF, 280 KB)

Amendment C337boro - HO Maps 16, 17, 19 - Exhibition (PDF, 251 KB)

Statement of Significance - Ashburton Uniting Church, 3-7 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton (PDF, 406 KB)

Statement of Significance - Ashburton Primary School, 10A Fakenham Road Ashburton (PDF, 653 KB)

Statement of Significance - House, 1 Keyes Street, Ashburton (PDF, 502 KB)

Statement of Significance - House, 9 Donald Street, Ashburton (PDF, 434 KB)

Statement of Significance - House, Victorian House, 10 Marquis Street, Ashburton (PDF, 464 KB)

Statement of Significance - Pyrus Park, 7 Vears Road, Ashburton (PDF, 347 KB)

Statement of Significance - House, 45 Yuile Street, Ashburton (PDF, 476 KB)

Statement of Significance - St Michael’s Memorial Church, 270 High Street, Ashburton (PDF, 576 KB)

Statement of Significance - St Michael’s Parish Hall, 268 High Street, Ashburton (PDF, 564 KB)

Statement of Significance - Home Farm Estate and Environs Precinct (PDF, 410 KB)

Part A Submission - Panel

Amendment C377boro - Part A Submission 26.10.2021 (PDF, 917 KB)

Panel Evidence

Evidence Statement of M. Stephenson, Trethowan (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Evidence Statement of N. Schmeder, Context (PDF, 3.1 MB)


Panel Report

Amendment C337boro - Panel Report 1.12.2021 (PDF, 512 KB)


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