The Bunurong People are the recognised Traditional Owners of the Mornington Peninsula.
Mornington Peninsula Shire offers financial and practical assistance to heritage place owners who preserve, restore or maintain the heritage value of their properties.
Heritage Awards recognise those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in preservation, restoration and reuse of our heritage places.
Mornington Peninsula Shire funds a small grants program each year to assist owners of heritage places to carry out heritage conservation projects.
The Mornington Peninsula is home to hundreds of heritages places that are part of the Peninsula’s history since European settlement.
The Heritage Overlay, which can be applied to properties or precincts that are determined to have heritage significance, seeks to protect places of aesthetic, social or historical importance.
There are currently more than 350 places of individual heritage significance listed on the Heritage Overlay of the Mornington Peninsula local planning scheme.
The Shire has a number of Conservation Management Plans for buildings and areas it fully or partially manages.
The Shire has been progressively reviewing and assessing places across the municipality to identify potential places of heritage significance.
A Conservation Management Plan has been developed for Ranelagh Estate in Mount Eliza.