The City of Melbourne has been at the forefront of heritage planning in Australia since the 1980s. When the first heritage controls were introduced, more than 30 studies were undertaken to document the city’s heritage.

Now more than 7000 properties are protected under the Heritage Overlay in the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The municipality has benefited from this commitment to heritage and is renowned as one of the world’s great Victorian-era cities, with a rich diversity of heritage places.

Amendment C258 was approved in July 2020.

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    30 March to 12 May 2017

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Submissions to the Future Melbourne Committee

    Report on public submissions to Future Melbourne Committee. Council requests Minister to appoint independent panel to review and hear submissions.

    20 February 2018

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Submissions to the independent panel

    Independent panel considers written submissions lodged during the statutory consultation period, hears verbal submissions in support of the written submissions and makes recommendations.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Report to Future Melbourne Committee

    Report on panel report to the Future Melbourne Committee and consideration of revised Amendment C258 for Council adoption.

    18 February 2020

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Council adoption

    Council considered the Future Melbourne Committee's recommendation and adopted Amendment C258

    25 February 2020

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Minister to consider approval

    The adopted version of Amendment C258 considered for approval by the Minister for Planning

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Amendment approved and gazetted

    Amendment C258 has been approved by the Minister for Planning and was gazetted on 10 July 2020

Amendment overview

Find out more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C258.

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