Amendment C320 applies to land located at 154-160 Leicester Street in Carlton, known as the former Corkman Irish Pub.

The controls seek to guide reconstruction of the former building to ensure significant historic, architectural, aesthetic, social and cultural values are upheld with regard to the site.

Amendment C320 proposes the following changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme:

  • Deletes the interim Design and Development Overlay Schedule 68 (DDO 68-160 Leicester Place, Carlton); and
  • Amends the existing Design and Development Overlay (DDO61- City North to introduce permanent built form controls including requiring the reconstruction of the significant heritage building at 154-160 Leicester Street, Carlton).

Amendment background

The Carlton Inn was a two storey rendered brick hotel constructed in the mid 1880’s. In October 2016 the building was demolished without planning approval.

A Heritage Overlay applies and will continue to apply to the subject land Heritage Overlay 85 – Carlton Inn 154-160 Leicester Street, Carlton.

On 27 October 2016 the Minister for Planning introduced interim planning controls over the site, MPS Amendment C299. Schedule 68 to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO 68) introduced built form controls requiring the reconstruction of the significant heritage building. This interim control will expire and cease to have effect on 31 October 2018.