The City of Melbourne proposes to build on existing planning controls and protect significant heritage places in the Guildford and Hardware Laneways area through Amendment C271.

The amendment comes in response to recommendations in the Guildford and Hardware Laneways Study. The study was undertaken by heritage consultants Lovell Chen in May 2017 to identify additional culturally significant heritage places within the Guildford and Hardware Laneways area.

The study follows previous recognition and protection of the area through the Melbourne Planning Scheme via Design and Development Overlays, which apply height limits to buildings adjoining these laneways and existing individual Heritage Overlays. These existing planning controls have helped protect and reinforce the unique characteristics that make the area significant.

Past updates


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    12 October to 23 November 2017

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Submissions to the Future Melbourne Committee

    15 May 2018

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    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 - incomplete

    Submissions to the 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.

Consultation closed

Amendment overview

Find out more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C271.

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