Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. This consultation has now closed while officers consider feedback.

Heritage plays a vital role in shaping the identity and character of Moonee Valley and enriches our sense of identity. By conserving buildings, landscapes, and other cultural resources, we ensure that these assets are maintained for future generations.

Heritage studies are detailed investigations into places which may have heritage significance. They include:

  • research into the history of a place or area
  • information about why a place may be significant, and identifies what is significant
  • recommendations to protect the place though a statutory planning control (i.e. Heritage Overlay)
  • a Statement of Significance for each place or precinct.

The Moonee Valley Heritage Study 2023 (the Study) is the last part of Council's Heritage work program, which commenced in 2014. Previous work has assessed the heritage value of inter-war, Edwardian and Victorian places not already protected by the Heritage Overlay in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. For more details on Heritage studies at Moonee Valley click here.

The Study has identified the heritage significance of:

  • 43 individual places,
  • 3 new precincts,
  • 5 extensions to existing precincts, and
  • 3 individual places to be added to an existing serial listing.

The areas with the most identified properties are Ascot Vale, Essendon and Moonee Ponds.

Letters have been sent to property owners of affected houses/streets, and to tenants and business owners. You can view sample copies of the letters in the right hand column of this page. You will note there are several sample letters – this is because each was tailored, depending on what the Study was proposing, for each property. The Moonee Valley Heritage Study 2023 and updated policy documents, the current policy documents, and fact sheets sent out to affected properties are also provided in the right hand column of this page.

We are conducting these consultation sessions to assist in finalising the Study. Should you wish to attend, consultation sessions will include a 15 minute one-on-one meeting with interested residents, the heritage consultant who prepared the Study, and Council staff. To make the best use of your session time, before attending, please complete the feedback survey provided via the online form (below).

This is an opportunity for our community to contribute to the Moonee Valley Heritage Study 2023. Council welcomes your feedback.

Have your say!

Complete the online feedback form here before your session or by 26 May 2023 - Survey closed
Pop-up sessions info:

  • 9:00 – 12:00PM - Wednesday, 3 May 2023 – 32 Winifred St, Essendon (Woodlands Park House)
  • 3:00 – 6:00PM – Wednesday, 10 May 2023 – 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds (Clock Tower Centre, Balcony Tower Room)
  • 2:00 – 5:00PM - Wednesday, 17 May 2023 – 762 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds (Sam Merrifield Library – Meeting Room 2)
Prefer to speak with someone? Phone us on 9243 9114
Write to us: Moonee Valley Heritage Study 2023, Advocacy Grants and Engagement Team, Moonee Valley City Council, PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039