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Heritage and the Planning and Environment Act

We have a role to play in recording and protecting Kingston's heritage places. Respect for our cultural heritage involves retaining and managing sites and objects of importance to our community. 

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 requires that Councils use their planning scheme to implement the objectives of planning in Victoria, including:

To conserve and enhance buildings, areas and other places which are of scientific, aesthetic, architectural or historic interest, or otherwise of special cultural value (Section 4(1)(d) Planning and Environment Act 1987).

Policies & Provisions of the Planning Scheme

The following policies and provisions of the Kingston Planning Scheme must also be considered when assessing planning permit applications to alter, modify or demolish a heritage place:

Policy   Description    
The State Planning Policy Framework of the Kingston Planning Scheme   State Government's heritage policy    
Kingston Municipal Strategic Statement   Council's policy response to heritage    
Clause 43.01 Heritage Overlay and associated schedule of the Kingston Planning Scheme   Principle tool by which Council safeguards its heritage assets