The City of Melbourne has recently completed a review of heritage buildings in the Hoddle Grid, the area laid out by surveyor Robert Hoddle in 1837, which remains the heart of Melbourne.

The Hoddle Grid Heritage Review undertaken by independent heritage consultants recommends 137 new individual places and five precincts be protected in the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The Review is implemented through Amendments C386 (Interim Controls) and C387 (Permanent Controls). Amendment C386 was approved by the Minister for Planning on 1 October 2020.

This is the most comprehensive heritage review of places in the Hoddle Grid since the 1990s, including a large postwar heritage component. Melburnians may be surprised that some of these buildings haven’t been granted heritage protection already. Many of these places were identified as important heritage places within previous heritage studies in 1985 and 1993.

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  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Approval of Amendment C386 (Interim Controls)

    Amendment C386 was approved on 1 October 2020 providing interim heritage protection for an additional 72 individual places.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee Meeting

    Amendments C386 (Interim Controls) and Amendment C387 (Permanent Controls) to implement the recommendations of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review were presented to Council.

    4 August 2020

Amendment overview

Learn more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C386.

Amendment C387

Permanent controls in the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review.

Document Library

Places and their detailed amendment documentation

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