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Maroondah Heritage Study

Heritage places provide a sense of connection to the lives and experiences of the people who have lived in Maroondah before us.

These heritage places:

  • form part of the historical record as well as an important part of the community’s identity.
  • tell us about who we are and the events that have shaped the world we live in.
  • enrich the life of the community and are irreplaceable once lost.
  • add character and interest to our neighbourhoods and help to create the sense of ‘place’ that is so important to Maroondah’s residents.

Heritage is of such importance that it is recognised and protected through the planning system. This involves using planning controls in the Maroondah Planning Scheme to protect known heritage assets from inappropriate development.

As of July 2017, Maroondah has 124 heritage overlays in place protecting trees, individual buildings, and groups of buildings and precincts with more overlays currently being pursued.

The Maroondah Heritage Study

The Maroondah Heritage study has been divided into two stages:

  • Stage one: Identification
  • Stage two: Assessment.

Stage one

Stage one of the Maroondah Heritage Study is the identification of places of potential cultural heritage significance in City of Maroondah. 

This study represents a thematic environmental history of the area. 

The objectives of stage one are to:

  • produce a thematic and contextual history of urban development in Maroondah to enable comparative analysis between heritage places
  • identify and list potential post-contact cultural heritage places in Maroondah. 

Stage two

Stage two of the Maroondah Heritage Study involves the assessment of those places identified to be of cultural significance to Maroondah. This component of the study is yet to be released.

Maroondah Heritage Study

Maroondah Heritage Study 2003  (pdf, 2MB)

Further information

Contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 1300 88 22 33 or visit our offices in Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.

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