The Study identified and investigated places of heritage significance across Greater Shepparton and had a particular focus on rural areas. The Study identified 180 places across Greater Shepparton to be of heritage significance including five new precincts in Dookie and Murchison. Amongst other things, the Study recommended that a Heritage Overlay be applied to these places to conserve them.
A draft Study was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) held on 18 July 2017 and released for public comment. All affected land owners and occupiers of land included in the draft Study were directly notified and provided with an opportunity to attend one-on-one meetings with Council officers and Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd. Site visits were also undertaken as part of this process.
57 submissions were received by Council, which provide a wealth of information to ensuring that the Study was accurate and robust.
Following this lengthy consultation period, Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd reviewed all submitted feedback, comments and submissions received and amended the Study accordingly to ensure that it was accurate and robust.
The final Study was adopted by Council at the OCM held on 19 December 2017. Over the coming months Council will prepare and exhibit a planning scheme amendment to give effect to the findings and recommendations of the Study.
Amendments C204 (interim heritage controls) and Amendment C205 (permanent heritage controls) seek to give effect to the findings and recommendations of the Study in the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme.
More information can be found on the Amendments C204 and C205 Implementation of the Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIC 2017 page.
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If you have any queries in relation to the Study, please call the Building and Planning Department on (03) 5832 9730.