Amendment C172 - West Footscray and Surrounds Heritage Precincts


Amendment C172 proposed heritage protection of eight precincts located in the West Footscray area.


The West Footscray Inter-war and Post-war Heritage Precinct Study 2021 found eight precincts of local heritage significance in West Footscray and surrounding parts of Footscray and Maidstone. 

Amendment C172 proposed to implement the findings of the study by applying the Heritage Overlay to the eight precincts on a permanent basis, rezoning land in the precincts to Neighbourhood Residential Zone, and other associated changes to the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme.

The amendment was exhibited from 28 February to 7 April 2022. It attracted 199 submissions, which were referred to an independent Planning Panel appointed by the Minister for Planning to review. Following a six-day public hearing, the Panel found Amendment C172 to be strategically justified and recommended Council adopted it with changes. Download the Panel's report and recommendations(PDF, 6MB)

Amendment abandoned

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting on 20 June 2023 to abandon Amendment C172. This means the amendment process has now concluded and heritage protection of the precincts is no longer proposed.  Download the report presented to the meeting(PDF, 33MB) and download the meeting minutes(PDF, 810KB)

The Minister for Planning was advised of Council's decision to abandon the amendment on 29 June 2023. Download the advice(PDF, 302KB)

More information

If you have questions about Amendment C172, contact Council’s Strategic Planning team on 9688 0200.