Wellington Shire Heritage Study - Stage 2

Current Status - Adoption

At its meeting on Tuesday 6 September 2016, Council resolved to adopt the Wellington Shire Stage 2 Heritage Study 2016.

Council will now commence the Planning Scheme Amendment process. This proposes to formally recognise the heritage significance of the buildings and places in the Study within the Wellington Planning Scheme through the application of the Heritage Overlay. The process will include further consultation with directly affected landowners and the wider community who will have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposals.


What is the Wellington Shire Heritage Study - Stage 2 Implementation?

Wellington Shire Council, in conjunction with heritage consultants Heritage Intelligence, are undertaking the Wellington Shire Heritage Study – Stage 2 Implementation.

Stage 2 follows on from the Stage 1 study completed in 2005. A component of the Stage 1 study was the identification of around 800 places in Wellington Shire that are of ‘High’ or ‘Medium’ heritage significance and required further investigation as part of a Stage 2 Study.

Stage 2 of the study will involve the professional documentation of the heritage values of 72 of these ‘high priority’ places across 9 townships within Wellington Shire including: Cowwarr; Heyfield; Tinamba; Maffra; Boisdale; Briagolong; Stratford; Rosedale and Yarram. A full list of places included in the study can be found in the Final Schedule of Places (225KB).    

An outcome of the study will be detailed heritage place citations for these places. Heritage citations provide a description of the history of the heritage place and its surviving fabric (including buildings, trees, fences, etc.) and on this basis, provide an assessment of the significance of the place. These citations, in conjunction with detailed Management Guidelines, will provide clear guidance to owners, Council and other key stakeholders about the appropriate future management of the significant heritage elements of a place.

The specific implications and other details concerning this project can be found in the Heritage Study – Stage 2 Fact Sheet (776KB).



Further Information

For further information, please contact Ben Proctor (Strategic Planner) on 1300 366 244.

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