Amendment C245 – Heritage studies: theatres, Bridge Road, Victoria Street and corrections to heritage overlay and zone anomalies

What will the amendment do?

This Amendment implements two recent heritage studies and corrects Heritage Overlay and zone anomalies in the Yarra Planning Scheme. It also updates the Planning Scheme to refer to these studies and corrects or changes the heritage significance of some sites.

What Happens Next?

The amendment will:

  • correct heritage and zone anomalies;
  • amend interim heritage controls;
  • implement the recommendations of two heritage studies
  • include reference to these heritage studies at Clause 21.11 (Reference Documents) and 22.02 (Development Guidelines for Sites Subject to the Heritage Overlay) of the Yarra Planning Scheme;
  • update Clause 72.04 (Documents Incorporated in this Planning Scheme) to refer to new or amended incorporated documents; and

What else does the amendment do?

In more detail, the amendment would make the following changes to the Yarra Planning Scheme:

  1. introduce 10 new heritage overlays (HO499, HO504, and HO525 to HO532) to the Schedule to Clause 43.01 – Heritage Overlay, to protect heritage significant buildings and correct drafting errors;
  2. re-name the existing incorporated document Appendix 8 - City of Yarra Review of Heritage Overlay Areas, Graeme Butler and Associates (2007), revised February 2018, to City of Yarra Database of Heritage Significant Areas, September 2018;
  3. correct the Heritage Overlay for properties located in Abbotsford, Alphington, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, and Richmond. Mapping changes proposed in this amendment are included below;
  4. insert a new Schedule to Clause 72.04 - Documents Incorporated in the Planning Scheme to refer to the re-named incorporated document, City of Yarra Database of Heritage Significant Areas, September 2018;
  5. update the incorporated document, City of Yarra Database of Heritage Significant Areas, September 2018 to:
    • include new addresses and grading;
    • correct grading errors; and
    • remove incorrect listings and/or grading;
  6. insert a new Schedule to Clause 21.11 - Reference Documents and 22.02 -Development Guidelines for Sites Subject to the Heritage Overlay to include the relevant studies for the amendment - Thematic Study of Theatres in the City of Yarra, Context Pty Ltd (2017) and Victoria Street and Bridge Road Built Form Review: Heritage Assessment, GJM Heritage (2018);
  7. a revised Schedule to Clause 22.02 – Development Guidelines for Sites Subject to the Heritage Overlay includes changing reference from Appendix 8 - City of Yarra review of Heritage Overlay Areas, Graeme Butler and Associates (2007), revised February 2018, to City of Yarra Database of Heritage Significant Areas - September 2018;
  8. correct zone boundaries of properties, located in more than one zone, in Fitzroy North and Richmond;
  9. delete expired interim heritage controls;
  10. apply permanent controls to replace expired interim controls; and
  11. correct errors in grading on properties within heritage overlays.

You can read the explanatory report for more details. A Summary of places affected document lists the properties involved. The Heritage Studies: Theatres, Bridge Road, Victoria Street and corrections to heritage and zone anomalies is a report prepared by us assessing the proposed changes.

Amendment documents

  • City of Yarra Database of Heritage Significant Areas, September 2018
  • Amendment maps
  • Thematic Study of Theatres in the City of Yarra, Context Pty Ltd (2017)
  • Victoria Street and Bridge Road Built Form Review: Heritage Assessment, GJM Heritage (2018)
  • A summary of places affected
  • Explanatory Report
  • Heritage Studies: Theatres, Bridge Road, Victoria Street and corrections to heritage and zone anomalies

What stage is the amendment at?

First step in planning scheme amendment process

We have prepared Amendment C245 to the Yarra Planning Scheme. The Minister for Planning has authorised us to put the amendment on public exhibition.

We anticipate the Amendment will be exhibited later in 2019.