Municipal Heritage Review

The municipal heritage review identifies places of heritage significance that should be protected under the Heritage Overlay of the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme. Previous heritage studies were conducted up to 25 years ago by the former Shire of Mornington, Shire of Flinders and Shire of Hastings. The objective of the municipal heritage review is to identify any gaps in those studies and assess identified modern buildings, i.e. those generally built after World War II, for heritage protection.

The review has so far completed the first three stages:

  • Stage 1 - Mount Eliza, Mornington, Mount Martha
  • Stage 2 - Safety Beach, Dromana, Arthurs Seat, McCrae, Rosebud, Capel Sound, Tootgarook, Rye, St Andrews Beach
  • Stage 3 - Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Portsea

Council is currently undertaking the Stage 4 heritage review, which covers the remaining settlements in the Western Port and Hinterland region.

Please visit Municipal Heritage Review – Area 4 and other places for details on how to view the study documents.

 

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Stage 1 – Mount Eliza, Mornington, Mount Martha

On 9 December 2013, Council resolved to adopt the Stage 1 heritage review and seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to undertake Amendment C174 to apply the Heritage Overlay to places as recommended by the Stage 1 review. On 14 July 2014, Council resolved to split the amendment into three parts, adopt and submit Part 1 to the Minister for approval, abandon Part 2, and refer Part 3 and all submissions to the amendment to an independent planning panel for review and recommendations. On 24 November 2014, Council resolved to accept the panel's recommendations for Part 3 and adopt and submit Part 3 with changes to the Minister for approval.

Amendment C174 Part 1 and Part 3 were gazetted on 26 March 2015 and 5 March 2015 respectively.

Stage 2 – Safety Beach, Dromana, Arthurs Seat, McCrae, Rosebud, Capel Sound, Tootgarook, Rye, St Andrews Beach

On 16 October 2017, Council resolved to adopt the Stage 2 heritage review and seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to undertake Amendment C214morn to apply the Heritage Overlay to places as recommended by the Stage 2 review. On 6 August 2018, Council resolved to refer the amendment and all submissions to the amendment to an independent planning panel for review and recommendations. On 17 December 2018, Council resolved to generally accept the panel's recommendations and adopt and submit the amendment (with changes generally recommended by the panel) to the Minister for approval.

Amendment C214morn was gazetted on 24 October 2019.

Stage 3 – Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Portsea

On 19 August 2019, Council resolved to adopt the Stage 3 heritage review and seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to undertake Amendment C262morn to apply the Heritage Overlay to places as recommended by the Stage 3 review. On 14 December 2020, Council resolved to split the amendment into three parts, adopt and submit Part 1 to the Minister for approval, refer Part 2 and all submissions to the amendment to an independent planning panel for review and recommendations, and abandon Part 3. On 15 June 2021, Council resolved to generally accept the panel's recommendations for Part 2, abandon the application of the Heritage Overlay to additional places contrary to the panel's recommendations, and adopt and submit Part 2 with changes to the Minister for approval.

Amendment C262morn Part 1 was gazetted on 25 November 2021. Amendment C262morn Part 2 was gazetted on 26 May 2022 with changes that included applying the Heritage Overlay to the additional places against Council's resolution.

Stage 4 – Western Port and Hinterland

The Stage 4 heritage review, which is the final stage, is currently underway.

For more information about this visit Municipal Heritage Review – Area 4 and other places