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Amendment C208more - Implementation of the Moreland Heritage Nominations Study

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Heritage places improve our communities by providing a connection to our past. Merri-bek has a rich heritage made up of buildings, archaeological sites, monuments, trees, parks, and other elements.

Merri-bek City Council has a duty to find and protect these heritage places for the benefit of all. We do this by including them in the Moreland Planning Scheme within a Heritage Overlay.

About the Moreland Heritage Nominations Study

The Moreland Heritage Nominations Study 2022 investigated the heritage value of places identified by the public in 2016. The study recommended putting a Heritage Overlay over properties found to have heritage value to Merri-bek.

Moreland Heritage Nominations Study documents:

What does Amendment C208more do?

Amendment C208more aim is to carry out the findings of two recent heritage studies, the Moreland Heritage Nominations Study (2022) and Moreland Heritage Gap Study (2019) to:

  • Apply a Heritage Overlay to 38 individual places, 1 serial listing, 6 heritage precincts, and 3 precinct extensions
  • Update the heritage description and value of 4 heritage places and 2 heritage precincts
  • Delete some existing heritage overlays from properties within the new serial listing
  • Fix some mapping irregularities and heritage overlay boundaries
  • Include the Moreland Heritage Nominations Study 2022 as a reference document in the Scheme
  • Include a Statement of Significance for all-new heritage overlays as an Incorporated Document in the Scheme
  • Amend the Heritage Exemptions Incorporated Plan to add new precinct maps and change existing maps to align with the proposed new Heritage Overlays and deleted Heritage Places

Amendment C208more has been approved by the Minister of Planning and the changes are now in the Merri-bek Planning Scheme (Gazetted 4 May 2023).

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about Amendment C208more, please contact Strategic Planning by emailing or on 9240 1111.


Please be aware that Merri-bek City Council collects information from organisations and individuals during the planning scheme amendment process through submissions made to an Amendment. Submissions may be handwritten, electronic (both written and audio-visual), and often contain images, maps, and plans. Submissions frequently contain personal information which at times may be sensitive for commercial, health, or other reasons.

Natural justice and transparency are important parts of the Planning Scheme Amendment process. Under section 21(2) of the 'Planning and Environment Act 1987 (VIC)', Council must make all submissions to an Amendment available to view by any person at its offices for a period of two months after the Amendment is gazetted or lapses. This includes all personal names, telephone, and address details unless specifically requested to be deleted prior to the submission being made publicly available.

Submissions are used by Council when assessing the Amendment and summaries of your submission are included in any Council report that considers the Amendment following the close of the exhibition. Your submission will also be used and disclosed in the public process of a Panel Hearing if one is required. Any submission forwarded to Planning Panels Victoria will be managed in accordance with their privacy policy.

Publication of Submissions on our website

Council will make all submissions available to view online on its website during the Planning Scheme Amendment process. All submissions made available online will be redacted to remove personal names, telephone, and address details. Submissions will be removed from the website once the Amendment is finalised.

Use of your personal information

In accordance with the 'Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (VIC)' and 'Health Records Act 2001 (VIC)' the personal information submitted by you is being collected by Merri-bek City Council for the submission process and it will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, except as a requirement of the 'Planning and Environment Act 1987 (VIC)'. This includes disclosing your personal information upon request (name and phone number only) to any person who made a submission during the Planning Scheme Amendment process.

If you do not provide your name and address Council will not be able to consider your submission.

You can gain access to the personal information you have provided to Merri-bek City Council and if you wish to alter it, please contact Council’s Privacy Officer by emailing email or on 9384 9111.

You can find more information regarding privacy on our Privacy page.