The City of Melbourne has recently completed the South Yarra Heritage Review, the most thorough and comprehensive review of heritage in South Yarra in the municipality of Melbourne since 1985. The independent Review was undertaken by GML Heritage Consultants and was largely focused on previously under-protected interwar and post war places. The Review included in-depth research into the history of the buildings, streets and parks of South Yarra.

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

  • Applying sixteen (16) new individual Heritage Overlays and Statements of Significance.
  • Heritage category changes for 351 places (NB: a heritage category identifies whether a place is non-contributory, contributory or significant to a precinct or individually significant).
  • Revised boundary and Statement of Significance for the existing South Yarra Precinct (HO6).
  • Deletion of thirty-three (33) existing individual Heritage Overlays to be included in the revised South Yarra Precinct (HO6).
  • Applying two new Heritage Precincts and Statements of Significance (Yarra Boathouses Precinct and Pasley Street and Park Place Precinct).
  • Applying one new serial Heritage Overlay and Statement of Significance (St Martins Youth Arts Centre Complex).
  • Revising the boundary and adding a new Statement of Significance for one place (Hoddle Bridge).

This complex Review process ran from 2020 until 2022 and included the assessment of over 800 places.

Exhibition for the Review will take place early 2023.

Read the review

You can read the South Yarra Heritage Review by clicking on the links below:

Amendments C425 and C426 were adopted at the Future Melbourne Committee on 8 November 2022. Read the Future Melbourne Committee 8 November 2022 - City of Melbourne meeting papers.

Sites included in Amendment C426

Find out if your property is affected and what changes are proposed.

Amendment C425

Interim controls in the South Yarra Heritage Review.


  • 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.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    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.

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