Proposed amendment to introduce permanent heritage controls at No. 81 Charles Street, Ascot Vale

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The house at No. 81 Charles Street, Ascot Vale is being considered for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme as an individually significant place.

Background & Heritage Assessment

Council engaged RBA Architects + Heritage Consultants to undertake an assessment and make recommendations on whether the property warrants protection via the application of the Heritage Overlay. Full details of this assessment is contained in the attached Heritage Citation Report (see Amendment Documents section within this YourSay Page).

The property is considered as having historical significance as one of the earliest surviving buildings erected within the 1885 Major's Paddock subdivision during this relatively affluent early phase of development. More broadly, it relates to the major late-19th century suburban expansion of Melbourne which was supported by the development of the railway network.

The house is aesthetically significant as a good and largely intact example of a substantial late Victorian timber residence, with a return verandah. It is differentiated from other examples of the period by its recessed arched windows and distinctive/unusually patterned decorative cast iron. It is one of the finest timber, Italianate style houses in the municipality.

Amendment C211moon

In order to implement the findings of the Heritage Citation Report 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

Amendment C211moon proposes to apply the Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis to ensure that any future use, development or subdivision of the land is considered having regard to the purpose and decision guidelines of the Heritage Overlay and Council’s local heritage policy contained at Clause 15.03-1L (Heritage Conservation) of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

Exhibition of Amendment

Amendment C211moon was on exhibition from 14 January 2021 to 25 February.

You may find the Explanatory Report, Heritage Assessments and Amendment Documents in the Documents Library. Full details of Amendment C211moon are also available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website.

Post exhibition review of submissions

One submission has been received and is currently being evaluated and reviewed. All submissions will be redacted where required and uploaded to Council's website for public viewing. The Project team will report back on key outcomes.

The house at No. 81 Charles Street, Ascot Vale is being considered for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme as an individually significant place.

Background & Heritage Assessment

Council engaged RBA Architects + Heritage Consultants to undertake an assessment and make recommendations on whether the property warrants protection via the application of the Heritage Overlay. Full details of this assessment is contained in the attached Heritage Citation Report (see Amendment Documents section within this YourSay Page).

The property is considered as having historical significance as one of the earliest surviving buildings erected within the 1885 Major's Paddock subdivision during this relatively affluent early phase of development. More broadly, it relates to the major late-19th century suburban expansion of Melbourne which was supported by the development of the railway network.

The house is aesthetically significant as a good and largely intact example of a substantial late Victorian timber residence, with a return verandah. It is differentiated from other examples of the period by its recessed arched windows and distinctive/unusually patterned decorative cast iron. It is one of the finest timber, Italianate style houses in the municipality.

Amendment C211moon

In order to implement the findings of the Heritage Citation Report 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

Amendment C211moon proposes to apply the Heritage Overlay on a permanent basis to ensure that any future use, development or subdivision of the land is considered having regard to the purpose and decision guidelines of the Heritage Overlay and Council’s local heritage policy contained at Clause 15.03-1L (Heritage Conservation) of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

Exhibition of Amendment

Amendment C211moon was on exhibition from 14 January 2021 to 25 February.

You may find the Explanatory Report, Heritage Assessments and Amendment Documents in the Documents Library. Full details of Amendment C211moon are also available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website.

Post exhibition review of submissions

One submission has been received and is currently being evaluated and reviewed. All submissions will be redacted where required and uploaded to Council's website for public viewing. The Project team will report back on key outcomes.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. Council may also provide copies of submissions to other parties for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any panel hearing held to consider submissions.

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