Municipal Heritage Strategy

Heritage Place Owners Survey

In April 2013, Mornington Peninsula Shire surveyed over 450 owners of heritage overlay properties which generated more than 150 responses. The results from this survey have been collated and are available below.

Heritage Survey Results(PDF, 86KB)

It is thought that this is the first time that any Victorian municipality has surveyed the views of its heritage place owners. In part, the initiative was a response to submissions received to the Mornington Peninsula Heritage Review (exhibited in mid 2012) which has proposed a number of new heritage listings in the Shire.

The survey has helped frame the new Municipal Heritage Strategy to guide how Council manages the Shire’s heritage into the future.

Council’s response to the survey

Twenty-one key issues have been identified from heritage owner’s comments.

Council’s key response will be the Municipal Heritage Strategy. This will propose a number of new or improved initiatives that respond to concerns of heritage owners. Possible examples include providing information packages for owners and increasing the levels of support.

Some issues require a re-think of how Council approaches heritage protection generally. Others involve not simply heritage matters, but Council processes more generally. Examples include what kinds of places are protected, approval of new developments, permit processes and the like.

The draft Municipal Heritage Strategy will be presented to Council in the near future and go on public exhibition.