We recently completed the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review, the first comprehensive review of heritage buildings in the central city since the 1990s. The independent review took a holistic view of more than 1000 buildings, carefully considering Aboriginal, colonial, contemporary, community, tangible and intangible heritage values.

Based on our findings, we are seeking heritage protection for 137 properties and five precincts through Amendment C387. The properties include 55 places that represent the best of our city’s post-war residential and commercial architecture and tell the story of Melbourne’s evolution from 1945 to 1975.

Amendment C387 was open for exhibition between 5 November and 17 December. All the details are on the exhibition engagement activities page below. You can also learn more about Amendment C387 in the amendment overview. An independent Panel considered submissions to Amendment C387. The Panel hearing began on 23 August and was completed on 20 September 2021. The Panel’s report (PDF 3.5MB) was delivered in November 2021.

It was approved by the Minister for Planning, and notice of approval of Amendment C387 was published in the Government Gazette on 9 September 2022.

Interactive map

The interactive map provides details of the places and precincts to be included in Heritage Overlays under Amendment C387. Simply type the address you are interested in within the search box, or zoom in to the property and select it to open a pop-up box. In this box will be a photo of the property, a summary of what is proposed and a link to the property’s citation.

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 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 - Post-war Thematic Environmental History and postwar places

You can find out more by reading the Review and the exhibition documentation for Amendment C387 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.

Amendment C386 implements the recommendations of the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review on an interim basis and was approved by the Minister for Planning on 1 October 2020. A list of all places identified within the Review that are included within interim heritage overlays is here.

The exhibition documents for Amendment C387 (Permanent Controls) are provided within the document library. The exhibition documents include:

  • Explanatory report
  • Proposed changes to the planning scheme
  • Planning scheme maps
  • Incorporated documents to the planning scheme (including individual Statements of Significance for each place and precinct)
  • Reference documents to the Melbourne Planning Scheme (including the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review).

The interactive map provides details of the places and precincts to be included in Heritage Overlays under Amendment C387.

Alternatively, 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. (This map was revised on 19 October 2020 to include HO1342 (Site no. 133) in the legend)

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.

Exhibition documents

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Authorisation documents

Gazette notice

Amendment C387