Consultation has concluded.

What is happening

Maribyrnong City Council proposes to reduce the need to apply for a planning permit for specific types of works on homes and properties that are currently located in Heritage Overlay areas across our City.

Heritage consultants were engaged to identify minor works that could be exempt from planning permit process that would not impact on the heritage significant and appearance of a place. These works are generally not visible from the street.

Council is now seeking feedback on the proposed amendment.

About the Amendment

Currently planning controls require owners to apply for permits for external works and alterations. In some instances, these works have little to no impact on the heritage value of a place but still require planning approval (adding cost and delays to a project).

Should Amendment C147 be introduced it will affect our Heritage Overlay which is part of our Maribyrnong Planning Scheme.

A range of minor works have been identified that should be exempt from the planning process, and these works are outlined in our proposed Amendment C147. For example: converting rear windows to French doors would no longer require a planning permit under the Heritage Overlay.

How can I make a submission?

The Amendment is on public exhibition from 14 June to 20 July 2018

People can make a submission on the Amendment up until 5pm Friday 20 July 2018.

You can make a submission in writing or by using the submission form below- also available for download.

Council will review all submissions and look to resolve any issues raised.