Hoddle Grid Heritage Review

Volumes 1 and 2 of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review relate to built heritage (buildings, laneways and precincts) and contain the recommendations to be implemented by Amendment C386 and C387.

  • Volume 1 outlines the methodology and recommendations of the Review.
  • Volume 2 contains the citations for each place or precinct recommended for protection comprising:
    • Volume 2a - Precincts, pre-1945 places and revisions to existing individual Heritage Overlays
    • Volume 2b - Postwar Thematic Environmental History and postwar places

You can find out more by reading the Review at Attachment 2 to the Future Melbourne Committee Report or by browsing the heritage place citations provided in the document library.

The City of Melbourne has also completed a review of Aboriginal history as it relates to the Hoddle Grid. This was undertaken by independent heritage consultants working with Traditional Owner Groups and makes up volumes 3, 4 and 5 of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review. These volumes of the Review were considered and endorsed at the 2 April 2019 Future Melbourne Committee meeting.

Amendment overview

Amendment C387 implements the recommendations of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review on a permanent basis. It proposes that 137 individual places and five precincts be protected within heritage overlays. Additionally, two existing interim individual heritage overlays and one precinct are proposed to be deleted.

Amendment C386 implements the recommendations of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review on an interim basis.

Full details of the content of Amendment C387 (Permanent Controls) are provided within Attachment 7 of the Future Melbourne Committee report.

Details for Amendment C386 (Interim Controls) can be found within Attachment 6 of the Future Melbourne Committee report.

Two maps are provided showing the location of the proposed heritage overlays:

  1. Map of proposed precinct heritage overlays and revisions to existing individual overlays
  2. Map of proposed individual heritage overlays

A Heritage Overlay on your property will mean that, in most instances, you will need a planning permit from Council to subdivide the land, construct a building, carry out alterations and additions, externally paint a building or erect a sign.

Council officers will need to consider the heritage significance of your property before making a decision on a planning permit application, which seeks to modify the appearance of your property.

A planning permit is not required for repairs and routine maintenance that do not change the appearance of the heritage place or for internal alterations, unless the interiors are deemed significant.


Amendment C387