2020 Heritage Priority Projects

Council is currently working on three heritage projects to identify and protect heritage in the municipality. Heritage experts have been engaged to investigate different heritage aspects and complete the three projects described below.

Heritage Precinct Update

There are a number of existing heritage precincts in the municipality which include contributory buildings that add to the heritage significance of the area. This project involves investigating existing contributory buildings in the inter-war architectural style to confirm their significance.    

West Footscray Inter-war and Post-war Precinct Study

West Footscray and its surrounds contain a number of inter-war and post-war residential areas. Heritage consultants will investigate this area for potentially significant precincts that may require heritage protection, and have recommended eight new heritage precincts for protection through the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme.  Council endorsed the West Footscray Inter-war and Post-war Heritage Precinct Study 2021 for the purpose of community consultation of the City Development Delegated Committee meeting on 21 September 2021.

Maribyrnong Aboriginal Heritage Study Post-Contact Heritage Assessments

The Maribyrnong Aboriginal Heritage Study identified a number of post-contact aboriginal heritage sites that were recommended for heritage protection. These sites will be investigated by the heritage consultants.


Next steps

Work on the Heritage Precinct Update and the Maribyrnong Aboriginal Heritage Study Post-Contact Heritage Assessments are progressing.

Council resolved to request authorisation to prepare and exhibit Amendment C172 to the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme to implement the West Footscray Inter-war and Post-war Heritage Precinct Study 2021 through heritage controls on a permanent basis.  Council has also applied for interim heritage controls through Amendment C173 to protect the heritage precincts.  For further information on these amendments, as well as to access the West Footscray Inter-war and Post war Heritage Precinct Study, please follow the link to the Council report, heritage study and associated planning scheme amendment documentation and select 21 September 2021 City Development Delegated Committee.


Contact us

For more information contact:
City Futures - Strategic Planning
9688 0200