23 June 2015

Honouring Our Past - Protecting Our Heritage

Maryport Mt.Martha. C. 1940s cropped
The Mornington Shire's staged review of heritage places on the peninsula has been bolstered by the state government's endorsement of further heritage planning controls for a number of properties in the Mount Eliza, Mornington and Mount Martha areas.

The Shire's heritage review aims to ensure important heritage places receive recognition and protection under the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme.  The Shire is working with local community heritage groups, the National Trust and external heritage architects on a review of a large number of potential heritage places.

More than 500 potential heritage places in the Mount Eliza, Mornington and Mount Martha areas were assessed as part of Stage 1 of the Heritage review throughout 2011-2013.  The state government's recent endorsement of heritage planning amendments for Mount Eliza, Mornington and Mount Martha enacts a Heritage Overlay for 60 additional heritage place, effectively ensureing that proposals for significant change to there properties, including demolition, will be assessed to ensure heritage values are maintained prior to any works being undertaken.

More information about the new heritage controls are available in Planning Scheme Amendment C174 and the Morningto Peninsula Thematic History.  Both documents are available from the Shire at www.mornpen.vic.gov.au


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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Issue #116, May 2015


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