Heritage Studies

Every heritage place has a citation or ‘Statement of Significance’ that explains why it is a significant heritage place.

The citations for each heritage place are usually located in the heritage study that led to them being heritage listed. A small number of places do not have entries in a heritage study.

On the Mornington Peninsula there are four separate heritage studies covering the various areas of the Shire prior to the 1994 amalgamation: the former Shires of Flinders, Hastings and Mornington and part of the City of Frankston

Copies of the four studies are available for inspection in any of the Shire's libraries. Alternatively, they are available for download.

Hastings District Heritage Study Vol. 1(PDF, 9MB)
Hastings District Heritage Study Vol. 2(PDF, 4MB)

Shire of Flinders Heritage Study - Part 1(PDF, 9MB) - (Photos removed due to download time. Contact (03) 5950 1928 if required)
Strategic Heritage Flinders Study - Part 2(PDF, 7MB) - (Photos removed due to download time. Contact (03) 5950 1928 if required)

Shire of Mornington Heritage Study - Part 1(PDF, 12MB)
Shire of Mornington Heritage Study - Part 2(PDF, 14MB)
(Former) City of Frankston Heritage Study(PDF, 4MB)

If you are seeking information on a particular place, you will need to know which former Shire it was located in. The citation can be found alphabetically by the street address in the relevant study for that area.

If you cannot find a citation for a place, it may be one of a small number of places that do not have a citation in a heritage study. Please contact the Shire's Heritage Planner.

The Council is undertaking  a review of its heritage studies, aiming for a single unified study for the Mornington Peninsula. As part of this project the following studies have now been completed and adopted by Council.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Thematic History July 2013(PDF, 4MB)




Mornington-Peninsula-Shire-Heritage-Review-Area-2-Volume-2-Place-and-Precinct-Citations-by-Context-Pty-Ltd-22-August-2016-Revised-September-2017.pdf(PDF, 99MB)

Heritage Review Area 3 - Final Report Volume 1.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Heritage Review Area 3 - Final Report Volume 2.pdf(PDF, 48MB)

Refer to Heritage Study Review & Thematic History(PDF, 4MB) page for further details.


The Shire also has a number of conservation management plans for buildings and areas it fully or partially manages. These heritage places include:

  • The Briars Historic Park (VHR Place H0320)
  • The Collins Settlement Site (VHR Place H1050)
  • Ranelagh Estate (VHR Place H1605)
  • Police Point Shire Park (VHR Place H2030)
  • Mount Martha House (VHR Place H1901)