Heritage Guidelines

Heritage Guidelines

Guidelines for Alterations and additions to dwellings in heritage areas and Guidelines for Infill development in heritage areas help explain what Council will take into consideration when assessing a planning application for development in a heritage area. The guidelines are used in conjunction with other state and local planning policies, including the heritage policy at Clause 22.01 of the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme and RESCODE.

The guidelines provide advice on matters such as setbacks, orientation, roofs, fences, garages, carports, crossovers, material, height, form, styles, paint colours and sub-division, with the intent of ensuring that any new development in heritage areas is appropriate.

The guidelines are also used by Council's planners to assess development applications. The guidelines contain illustrations to help show preferred development outcomes. The following is an example of dealing with additions to a heritage property.

Good example Bad example

Image of a good example of alterations to a heritage building


Image of a bad example of alterations to a heritage building

  • Similar roof form to significant dwelling
  • Set back from street elevation
  • Simple detailing
  • Does not dominate streetscape or significant dwelling
  • Obscures the understanding of the original form
  • Not set behind main roofline
  • Windows on street elevation
  • Too dominant in streetscape