The City of Melbourne prepared Amendment C365 to update the heritage controls for the Guildford and Hardware Laneways Precinct. The amendment applied specifically to the property at 372-378 Little Bourke Street, known as Chart House, and sought to include it in the Precinct as a contributory building.

A panel hearing was held in December 2019 to hear submissions to the Amendment. The panel supported the inclusion of the site within the Guildford and Hardware Laneways Precinct Heritage Overlay, but with a ‘non-contributory’ grading.

Amendment C365 has now been approved by the Minister for Planning as per the panel’s recommendation and was gazetted on 29 May 2020.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    Formal exhibition on Planning Scheme Amendment.

    23 October to 10 November 2019

  • Timeline item 2 - 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 3 - complete

    Report to Future Melbourne Committee

    Report on panel report to the Future Melbourne Committee and consideration of revised amendment for Council adoption.

    3 March 2020

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Amendment C365 gazetted

    29 May 2020

Consultation closed

Amendment overview

Find out more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C365.

Amendment C271

Protecting heritage buildings in Guildford and Hardware Laneways.