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Bayside is home to many significant mid-century properties thanks to a concentration of innovative architects building in the years following World War II.

A Post-War Modern Residential Heritage Study has been compiled by independent specialists to identify and document places within Bayside which should be considered for heritage protection.

Council considered feedback from the preliminary consultation on this Study at its July 2022 meeting and resolved to remove 28 properties from inclusion in a heritage overlay. Minutes from the Council Meeting, including the full Council Resolution can be read here.

In addition, Council resolved to commence a Planning Scheme Amendment to apply a Heritage Overlay to the recommended places (with the deletion of 28 properties), and also request the Minister for Planning to apply interim controls to these places.

Council has written to the Planning Minister seeking authorisation to commence the planning scheme amendment to introduce a heritage overlay based on those properties identified in the Post-War Modern Residential Heritage Study, with the deletion of the 28 properties. In addition, a request for authorisation from the Minister for Planning has been sought to commence a planning scheme amendment to apply interim heritage controls to those properties identified, while the planning scheme process for permanent controls is in progress.

Council will be in contact with property owners once the Minister has responded to Council’s request to introduce heritage protection to the properties. The planning process for a Heritage Overlay has several steps in place to ensure property owner and stakeholder views are considered prior to the application of heritage protection. These steps include the appointment of an independent planning panel to hear submissions and make recommendations. You can find out more about this process in the timeline on this page.

Submissions for this first phase of consultation closed on 30 April 2022.
  • Property owners

    If you’ve received notification, such as a letter and/or email, from Council regarding the inclusion of your property in the Draft Post-War Modern Residential Heritage Study, please make your submission here.

  • Community members and interest groups

    If you have information about the heritage significance of a property identified in the draft Study, please make a submission here.

Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Stage 1: Preparation of Draft Heritage Study February – December 2021

    Council engages a heritage consultant.

    Generally, assessment of places is undertaken on a step by step basis, starting with a preliminary assessment. This involves a documentation review and desktop fieldwork.

    On-site fieldwork is undertaken - physical inspection of places helps identify properties that are worthy of further investigation.

    From this, the heritage consultant is able to further assess places that may be of potential significance and prepare a Draft Heritage Study.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Stage 2: Draft Heritage Study

    A Draft Heritage Study is prepared and recommends places for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay.

    Read the draft Post-War Modern Residential Heritage Study.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Stage 3: Preliminary consultation

    7 February – 30 April 2022

    Council provides an opportunity for property owners and relevant stakeholders to submit feedback on the Draft Heritage Study. This includes providing information that may not have been considered previously.

    Read the Phase 1 community engagement report.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Stage 4: Finalise the Study

    July 2022

    Council considers feedback from the preliminary consultation and is expected to consider at its July 2022 meeting whether to:

    • Adopt the Study (with or without changes)
    • Commence a Planning Scheme Amendment process to apply the Heritage Overlay to the recommended places.

    Read the meeting agenda

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Stage 5: Planning Scheme Amendment Process begins (subject to Council decision)

    July 2022

    Council to seeks authorisation from the Minister for Planning to exhibit an Amendment.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Stage 6: Public Exhibition Period

    Council provides property owners and stakeholders with the opportunity to support or object to the proposed heritage controls. The Public Exhibition Period must be publicly advertised and open for a minimum of 28 days.

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Stage 7: Consider submissions received during public exhibition period

    Council considers the submissions received at a meeting and determines whether to:

    • Abandon or change the amendment, or
    • Request an independent Panel be appointed.
  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Stage 8: Panel Hearing (if required)

    All submitters in the Public Exhibition Period (Stage 6) and Council are provided an opportunity to present their case to the Panel. Learn more about Planning Panels

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Stage 9: Panel Report provided to Council

    The Planning Panel Report provides recommendations to Council as to how to proceed with the amendment.

  • Timeline item 10 - incomplete

    Stage 10: Final decision

    Council considers the Panel’s recommendations and decides whether to:

    • Adopt the amendment as recommended by the Panel or with additional changes, or
    • Abandon the amendment

    If Council decides to adopt the Amendment, approval is requested by the Minister for Planning.

Contact us

To make an enquiry, please get in touch via the following methods:

  • Email
  • Phone 9599 4839
  • In person to the Corporate Centre at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham
  • Post to Bayside City Council, PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091
  • Anonymously via the postal, phone or email details above.

Submissions for the first phase of consultation closed 30 April 2022. Community members will still be able to contact or meet with Council in relation to this Study following this date.

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