The City of Melbourne is committed to protecting its rich cultural heritage as the city grows and changes.

We are reviewing the heritage of Parkville to better understand its built and cultural heritage, and to find out what makes it different to other neighbourhoods in Melbourne. The Review area is bounded by Park Street to the north, Royal Parade to the east, Flemington Road to the south, and Tullamarine Freeway to the west.

The Parkville Heritage Review is the latest study in a rolling program of Heritage Reviews to ensure we have up-to-date knowledge to protect the city’s valued places.

From 2 February to 7 March we asked the community to share their knowledge of Parkville to help inform our Heritage Review.

The purpose of engagement is to:

  • Identify places that need to be investigated for heritage protection in the Melbourne Planning Scheme.
  • Improve our knowledge and understanding of existing heritage places, and potentially add information to existing written documentation and records.
  • Hear from the community about the places they value and why.
  • Increase our understanding of what makes Parkville distinctive.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    2 February to 7 March 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Information sessions

    16 February, 6pm to 7.30pm
    23 February, 6pm to 7.30pm

    Learn more

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Heritage Review undertaken

    March to May 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Amendment proposed to the Melbourne Planning Scheme


Community consultation

See the places and stories shared by the community that contribute to Parkville's heritage.

Header image: View along Gatehouse Street, between Morrah and Bayles Streets, 1966. Photograph by David Saunders. (State Library of Victoria, Accession No. H2003.27/108)

Get involved banner image: Water Fowl Pond at the Zoo in 1893, showing what may be remnant River Red gums. Photograph by David Syme and Co. (State Library of Victoria, Accession No. IAN01/12/93/17)

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