New heritage protections for Swan and Johnston street properties
Wednesday 06 December 2017
Yarra Council has voted unanimously to seek heritage protection for a number of properties in Swan Street, Richmond and Johnston Street, Abbotsford.
A Heritage Overlay is a planning mechanism that aims to protect and enhance heritage places. It means that a planning permit is required to subdivide land, demolish, build or alter a property that has heritage value.
Following this week’s decision, we are writing to the Minister for Planning to request that interim Heritage Overlays be applied to:
- 30–42 Swan Street, Richmond
- 273A Swan Street, Richmond
- 323–325 Swan Street, Richmond
- 223–239 Swan Street, Richmond
- 219–241 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
- 246–274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
About two thirds of all properties in Yarra are covered by a Heritage Overlay, including residential, commercial, industrial and civic buildings. In fact, more properties are covered by a Heritage Overlay in Yarra than in any other municipality in Victoria.