In the City of Monash, some areas are designated in a Heritage Overlay Zone to preserve their unique historical, architectural, natural or cultural character. If your property is in one of these areas, it means a planning permit is needed for the removal or demolition of all or part of a building and for major work, like extensions.
To see if your property is in a Heritage Overlay Zone, please see the City of Monash Interactive Maps
Application fees vary depending on cost of works. See the Planning Permit page, or call Council on 9518 3555.
Yes, as long as normal planning requirements are met and the character of the heritage place is not adversely affected by the development.
If an application is lodged to demolish a property in a heritage place, Council will consider the purpose of the Overlay, and impact of the house removal and proposed replacement buildings on the surrounding neighbourhood.
Generally, heritage properties become more valuable to homeowners wishing to live in the home and are less likely to be attractive to people wanting to demolish an existing house and develop the site.
For more information, please call Customer Service on 9518 3555.