Greater Shepparton Heritage Studies

City of Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage I, 2001

The City of Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage I (HSI) was undertaken by SOMA Design Partnership Pty Ltd in 2000 and 2001.

The study included the identification of 135 places of cultural heritage significance across the entire municipality. In addition, a brief Thematic Environment history was prepared. The study did not include a datasheet for each place, nor were photographs of the identified places provided.

Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage II, 2004

The Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage II (HSII) was undertaken by Allom Lovell and Associates Pty Ltd in 2004. HSII incorporates the earlier research and findings of HSI. It included a comprehensive review of each of the cultural heritage places identified in Stage 1. An additional 90 places were also identified as places for further investigation. In addition, an assessment of an additional six sites identified while this study was in progress was undertaken independently by Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd. The assessments are of the five log structures and a Scotch Kiln and have been incorporated as Volume Six of this study.

The recommendations of the study were implemented through Amendment C50 to the Planning Scheme, which was approved by the Minister for Planning on 27 September 2007. Submissions to the Amendment were considered by an independent Panel. Some changes were recommended by the Panel and these changes were included in the study's cover page.

Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIB, 2009-2010

The Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIB (HSIIB) was undertaken by Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd in 2009 and 2010.

This study identified gaps in the previous heritage studies and recommended a list of places of cultural heritage significance that should be considered as part of any future cultural heritage amendment. The study also makes recommendations for the conservation of places of post contact cultural heritage significance to the City of Greater Shepparton. The result of HSIIB is that a number of places are proposed for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay as part of a future heritage amendment. The study consists of three volumes:

  • Volume 1 containing a description of the key tasks and methodology used, a list of the properties proposed for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay, a list of properties where interim Heritage Overlay controls are proposed to be removed, proposed policies and planning permit exemptions and other recommendations
  • Volume 2 containing a new and more extensive Contextual History of Tatura
  • Volume 3 containing the detailed data sheets including the Statement of Significance for the individual places and precincts

HSIIB was adopted by the Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 21 September 2010 and was implemented through Amendment (Amendment C110) to the Planning Scheme.

As part of Amendment C110, the study was revised and re-adopted by the Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 18 June 2013. Amendment C110 was completed on 3 October 2013. The adopted study can be found below:

Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIC, 2017

Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIC 2017 (HSIIC) identified and investigated places of heritage significance across Greater Shepparton and had a particular focus on rural areas. HSIIC identified 180 places across Greater Shepparton to be of heritage significance including five new precincts in Dookie and Murchison. Amongst other things, HSIIC recommended that a Heritage Overlay be applied to these places to conserve them.

Following this lengthy consultation period,  Council adopted HSIIC at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 19 December 2017.

Amendments C204 and C216 (interim heritage controls) sought to implement the recommendations of the HSIIC on an interim basis while permanent controls were prepared through Amendment C205 (permanent heritage controls).

Further information on Amendments C204 and C216.  

Amendment C205 seeks to give effect to the findings and recommendations of the Draft Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage II 2019 in the Planning Scheme. 

More information on Amendment C205.

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Draft Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage II 2019

As part of Amendment C205, the recommendations of the Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage II 2007, the Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIB 2013 and the Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage IIC 2017 have been amalgamated into one document, the Draft Greater Shepparton Heritage Study Stage II 2019 (the 2019 Study).

Amendment C205 seeks to give effect to the findings and recommendations of the 2019 Study in the Planning Scheme.

Victorian Heritage Register

Places of State significance are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Greater Shepparton currently has seven places that are included on the Victorian Heritage Register. Visit the Victorian Heritage Register website for a list of all places within Greater Shepparton of Victorian Heritage significance and a statement of significance for each. If your property is identified as being included on the Victorian Heritage Register you must contact Heritage Victoria for permission for any development proposals or works.

It should also be noted that although Heritage Victoria is the responsible authority in this instance, you may be required to apply for a planning permit from the Council under other provisions within the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme.

If you have any queries in relation to the Studies, please call the Building and Planning Department on (03) 5832 9730.