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Amendment C132 was gazetted today which makes significant updates to heritage policies in the City of Stonnington, including a new Heritage Policy (Clause 22.04) and revisions to the strategic statement.
The City of Stonnington Heritage Policy has been completely revised, providing additional guidance in respect to heritage developments within both commercial and residential areas.
Of particular note, a sightline envelope has been introduced to govern the siting of future residential development / extensions on heritage sites (as pictured). This assessment tool is consistent with many other inner-city municipalities. No such sightline diagram applies to commercial areas, as this approach to require ‘concealment’ for new additions was rejected by the Panel due to the potential conflict with state policies that promotes more growth and scale in activity centres.
If you have a current development proposal or are looking to develop land within the City of Stonnington that may be affected by the above amendments, we recommend you get in contact with ratio: to discuss your application.
Authors: Alexandra Wade (Senior Planner) and Robbie McKenzie (Director: Planning)