We recently completed the North Melbourne Heritage Review, the first comprehensive review of heritage in this area since the 1980s. The independent review looked at all properties within the study area and made recommendations to change the heritage category of 119 properties and seek heritage protection for four new individual heritage places. In consultation with Traditional Custodians, a thematic history was developed, capturing North Melbourne’s history.

First surveyed in 1852, the area now known as North Melbourne was known by the Kulin name Yern-da-ville. Today it remains one of our oldest and most cherished neighbourhoods. The area has developed over time with a diverse architectural mix of workers cottages, stately homes and social housing as well as educational, religious, commercial and industrial buildings. Its rich and evolving history has created the varied urban landscape we have today.

The Review identified specific buildings requiring protection as well as researching and documenting North Melbourne’s history and patterns of development.

The North Melbourne Heritage Review is implemented through Amendments C402 (interim controls) and C403 (permanent controls). There are 108 places recommended for interim heritage protection while the permanent controls are progressed.

Amendments C402 and C403 were adopted at the Future Melbourne Committee on 14 April 2022. Read the Future Melbourne Committee 12 April 2022 meeting papers.

Read the review

Find out if your property is affected and what changes are proposed in the Sites affected by Amendment C403melb (DOC 405KB).



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting

    Council adopted Amendments C402 (interim controls) and C403 (permanent controls) to implement the recommendations of the North Melbourne Heritage Review.

    12 April 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Public exhibition

    Exhibition of Amendment C403. During this time you can attend an information session in person or online and lodge a submission.

    11 August to 6 October 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Submissions to Future Melbourne Committee

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

  • Timeline item 4 - 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 5 - complete

    Submissions to Future Melbourne Committee

    Future Melbourne Committee considers the panel report and changes to the Planning Scheme Amendment. Council submits final amendment to Minister for approval.

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