Our Heritage Plan


The story of the City of Maribyrnong is found in its people and places. It’s a rich story of diversity, shaped by our First Nations Peoples, European settlers and successive waves of immigration.

It’s been a hub of industry, a place of natural beauty and a home for a vibrant community with cultures, traditions and history that continue to attract interest locally and internationally.

We all play an important role in identifying, conserving and promoting our City’s heritage. Heritage includes elements like historical buildings, streetscapes, collections, natural features and archaeological sites, as well as unseen heritage such as cultural practices, stories and traditions.

Until now, our work has been guided by the Maribyrnong Heritage Plan(PDF, 571KB) published in 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 now developing a new Heritage Strategy to guide future heritage management. 

It's time for an update

We started our first heritage conversation in 2022 to help us identify what you think is worth valuing and protecting in Maribyrnong. Along with feedback from stakeholders and Traditional Custodians, and an internal review, a number of challenges were highlighted during this initial conversation. 

As we take the next steps towards developing a new strategy to help shape heritage management into the future, we identified key opportunities to address these challenges. Consultation on a Challenges and Opportunities paper took place over April / May 2023 to understand the community's views on the challenges and opportunities identified. 

The feedback we received will now help us refine these opportunities, which will form the basis of the new Heritage Strategy. We will share this with you when we release the draft Heritage Strategy for engagement later in 2023.