Introducing permanent heritage controls to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme

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In 2017, Council commenced the 2017 Heritage Study. The study assessed the heritage value of interwar, Edwardian and Victorian places and precincts currently not protected by the Heritage Overlay in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. The 2017 Heirtage Study can be downloaded here: https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/work/my-development/heritage/

Council engaged heritage consultants, Context, to undertake the assessments and make recommendations on wherever a property or precinct warrants protection via the application of the Heritage Overlay.

In order to implement the findings of this heritage study we need to make changes to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme and apply the Heritage Overlay to places of heritage significance. To do this we must follow a process stipulated by the State Government. This process is called a ‘Planning Scheme Amendment’ (https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/amending-a-planning-scheme).

Amendment C200moon proposes to:

  • apply the Heritage Overlay to 60 heritage places, 9 extended heritage precincts, 18 new heritage precincts and 1 serial listing.
  • introduce Statements of Significance in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay
  • update the City of Moonee Valley Permit Exemptions Policy – Heritage Overlay Precincts.
  • Amend Moonee Valley’s Planning Scheme Maps

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission. Council officers will review all submissions received and will be in contact with all submitter to advise on how the matter will proceed. All submissions received during public exhibition (with personal informational redacted) will also displayed online in line with Section 205(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Amendment C200moon - Directions Hearing

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Directions Hearing for Moonee Valley Planning Scheme Amendment C200moon will proceed by video conference at 10am on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted by Planning Panels Victoria regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

If you like to observe the Directions Hearing, you can join by using the Microsoft Teams link below:

Moonee Valley C200moon Directions Hearing

The link above will open in your web browser* (you do not need to install the Microsoft Teams app). When joining the video hearing, you will be asked to enter your name.

You need to ensure your camera is turned off and your microphone is on mute when you join so as not to disturb the hearing proceedings.

As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording.

Details for the Main Hearing will be published here when they are available.

If you have any questions, please contact Planning Panels Victoria at planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.

*Note: The supported web browsers for MS Teams are MS Edge and Google Chrome. MS Teams is not well supported by Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. If accessing the meeting through those browsers, you may experience calling or meeting functionality issues, so it may be best to download the MS Teams application.


In 2017, Council commenced the 2017 Heritage Study. The study assessed the heritage value of interwar, Edwardian and Victorian places and precincts currently not protected by the Heritage Overlay in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. The 2017 Heirtage Study can be downloaded here: https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/work/my-development/heritage/

Council engaged heritage consultants, Context, to undertake the assessments and make recommendations on wherever a property or precinct warrants protection via the application of the Heritage Overlay.

In order to implement the findings of this heritage study we need to make changes to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme and apply the Heritage Overlay to places of heritage significance. To do this we must follow a process stipulated by the State Government. This process is called a ‘Planning Scheme Amendment’ (https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/amending-a-planning-scheme).

Amendment C200moon proposes to:

  • apply the Heritage Overlay to 60 heritage places, 9 extended heritage precincts, 18 new heritage precincts and 1 serial listing.
  • introduce Statements of Significance in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay
  • update the City of Moonee Valley Permit Exemptions Policy – Heritage Overlay Precincts.
  • Amend Moonee Valley’s Planning Scheme Maps

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission. Council officers will review all submissions received and will be in contact with all submitter to advise on how the matter will proceed. All submissions received during public exhibition (with personal informational redacted) will also displayed online in line with Section 205(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Amendment C200moon - Directions Hearing

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Directions Hearing for Moonee Valley Planning Scheme Amendment C200moon will proceed by video conference at 10am on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted by Planning Panels Victoria regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

If you like to observe the Directions Hearing, you can join by using the Microsoft Teams link below:

Moonee Valley C200moon Directions Hearing

The link above will open in your web browser* (you do not need to install the Microsoft Teams app). When joining the video hearing, you will be asked to enter your name.

You need to ensure your camera is turned off and your microphone is on mute when you join so as not to disturb the hearing proceedings.

As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording.

Details for the Main Hearing will be published here when they are available.

If you have any questions, please contact Planning Panels Victoria at planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.

*Note: The supported web browsers for MS Teams are MS Edge and Google Chrome. MS Teams is not well supported by Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. If accessing the meeting through those browsers, you may experience calling or meeting functionality issues, so it may be best to download the MS Teams application.