Ranelagh Estate Mount Eliza

Ranelagh Estate was designed in 1924 by Walter Burley Griffin, collaborating with Marion Mahony Griffin and surveyor Saxil Tuxen, as an exclusive Estate of holiday houses.

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Photo of the 1924 Ranelagh Estate sales poster provided courtesy of Ranelagh Residents Association, copyright 2016 Ranelagh Residents Association.

The Ranelagh Estate was listed on the Victorian Heritage Register in May 2005.

The full statement of significance for the Ranelagh Estate can be found on the website of the Victorian Heritage Database here:


The Mornington Peninsula Shire adopted a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Ranelagh Estate in Mount Eliza(PDF, 6MB) on 14 September 2009. This document assesses the cultural significance of the Griffin/Tuxen designed estate and develops policies and a management strategy to guide the future use of the Estate.

The context for policy formulation includes a community vision for the future management of the Estate, developed as part of the project. Policies and actions have been developed that respond to the heritage significance of the Estate and address key issues identified by Council staff, heritage professionals and the local community.

The heritage listing of the road reserves and public open spaces throughout the subdivision means that any works on nature strips require a Heritage Permit from Heritage Victoria, in addition to any required Shire approvals.  This includes works normally undertaken by the Shire, such as footpath construction or tree planting, and works that residents may wish to undertake with Shire approval, such as landscaping and vehicle crossings.

Please refer to the following information sent to affected owners (abutting the Heritage Overlay) regarding the approvals process for any proposed works, new crossovers or tree planting/removal within the registered areas.

  Ranelagh Estate Information flyer(PDF, 203KB)