This list defines key terms used in Amendment C245. This includes a mapping key for different zones.
Heritage overlays cover identified places of local heritage significance in Yarra. Council implements heritage overlays to protect these places and to maintain the value to the local community.
Within the heritage overlay there are 3 gradings:
Significant: Significant heritage places are individually important places of state, municipal or local heritage significance. They may be both individually significant and significant in the context of the heritage of the precinct.
Contributory: Contributory heritage places are places that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of a precinct and have been given this status in a heritage study. They are not considered to be individually important places, however when combined with other significant and/or contributory heritage places, they play an integral role in demonstrating the cultural heritage signature of the precinct.
Non-contributory: Non-contributory places are places within a heritage precinct that have no identifiable cultural heritage significance. They are included within a heritage overlay because any development may impact on cultural heritage significance of a precinct or adjacent heritage places.
Heritage Overlay numbers eg. HO121
These codes are used to identify a place of significance in the heritage overlay and apply controls depending on the necessity for protection. Each overlay has different controls. These include:
- Whether external paint controls apply
- Whether internal alteration controls apply
- Whether there are any tree controls
- Whether outbuildings or fences which are not exempt (whether they are of significance)
- Whether the building is on the Victorian Heritage Register
- If prohibited uses may be permitted
- If the place is and Aboriginal heritage place
Clause 43.01 – Heritage Overlay
In the Yarra Planning Scheme, Clause 43.01 – Heritage Overlay is a Victorian Planning Provision that outlines the requirements for land use and development on a place recognised as of heritage significance.
Schedule to Clause 43.01
The schedule to Clause 43.01 of the Yarra Planning Scheme specifies places within the City of Yarra that require heritage protections. These places are listed in the schedule and are categorised by heritage overlay numbers.
The planning scheme zones all land to reflect different land uses. These zones categorise how land is used and there are specific rules related to each zone.
Mixed Use Zone (MUZ)
The Mixed Use Zone allows residential and commercial use. This zone defines land use in and around the municipality’s public transport corridors and activity centres and generally allow for high density residential development and encourage a mix of land use.
Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ)
The Neighbourhood Residential Zone is applied to largely low-scale residential neighbourhoods with special and intact neighbourhood character and heritage significance. Mandatory building heights in a NRZ is (9m / 2 storeys). This zone does not allow for significant residential growth.
General Residential Zone (GRZ)
The General Residential Zone is applied to select main roads and key boulevards that have experienced substantial redevelopment. Mandatory building heights in a NRZ is (11m / 3 storeys). This zone does not allow for significant residential growth.
Note – Where a number follows in a residential zone, different controls apply.
Commercial 1 Zone (C1Z)
The Commerical 1 Zone is applied to properties for commercial use. Residential use is permitted. This zone defines land use in and around the municipality’s public transport corridors and activity centres and generally allow for high density residential development and encourage a mix of land use.
Commercial 2 Zone (C2Z)
The Commercial 2 Zone is applied to properties for commercial use. Residential use is not permitted.
Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ)
The Public Park and Recreation Zone is applied to parks and open space to recognise the area for public recreation and open space use and to protect areas of significance where appropriate.
Public Use Zone - Education (PUZ2)
The Public Use Zone 2 is applied to public education institutions.