Council is currently working on several heritage projects to identify and protect heritage in the municipality.
Heritage Plan Review
Until now, our heritage work has been guided by the Maribyrnong Heritage Plan 2002. However, a lot has changed in the 20 years since it was written, including significant population growth, changes in the economy and the environment, as well as technological advancements.
We are reviewing how we identify, protect and promote our history and heritage. Please refer to Our Heritage Plan webpage for further information and updates.
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 and Surrounds Inter-war and Post-war Precincts
The West Footscray Inter-war and Post-war Heritage Precinct Study was completed in 2021. It recommends protection of eight inter-war and post-war residential precincts located in West Footscray and surrounding suburbs.
Council is proposing to introduce permanent heritage protection of the precincts identified in the study through Amendment C172 to the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme. Interim protection controls are currently in place while the permanent controls are considered. Refer to the links below for more information.
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 are being further investigated.
For more information contact:
City Places - Strategic Planning