We recently completed the South Yarra Heritage Review, the first comprehensive review of heritage in this area since the 1985. The independent review looked at all places within the study area, and made recommendations seeking individual heritage protection for 16 new places, as well as adding two new heritage precincts, one new serial overlay and extending the South Yarra Precinct (HO6). A thematic history was developed that incorporates South Yarra’s historical themes and material gathered through consultation with Traditional Owners.

The suburb of South Yarra is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most cherished neighbourhoods. Due to its affluence, the suburb has been able to demonstrate many different architectural styles by prominent architects through the years, which has become a key part of its heritage and character.

The review is implemented through Amendments C426 (Permanent Controls) and C425 (Interim Controls). C425 includes:

  • Applying four (4) new individual Heritage Overlays.
  • Applying one new Heritage Precinct (Yarra Boathouses Precinct).
  • Revising the boundary of one place (Hoddle Bridge).
  • Revising the boundary for the existing South Yarra Precinct (HO6).

These controls will be applied on an interim basis to ensure these places are protected while C426 progresses. The amendment was approved by the Future Melbourne Committee at its meeting on 8 November 2022.

A decision by the Minister for Planning for interim protections has not yet occurred.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee Meeting

    Council to consider Amendment C425 (Interim Controls) and Amendment C426 (Permanent Controls) to implement the recommendations of the South Yarra Heritage Review.

    8 November 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Community consultation

    Exhibition of C426 will commence in the first half of 2023. During this time members of the public may make submissions. Information about attending these sessions will be provided on this page.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Submissions to Future Melbourne Committee

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

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    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 - incomplete

    Submissions to Future Melbourne Committee

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

Amendment C426

Permanent controls in the South Yarra Heritage Review.

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