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Maroondah heritage places and objects

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 and objects:

  • 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.

Maroondah's heritage places

As of July 2017, Maroondah has 128 heritage overlays in place protecting trees, individual buildings, and groups of buildings and precincts with more overlays currently being pursued.

Victorian Heritage Database - City of Maroondah

Maroondah Heritage Study 2003

In 1998 Council completed the Maroondah Heritage Identification Study. This study identified 52 sites in Ringwood and Croydon Planning Schemes.

In 2003  Council undertook a Thematic and Contextual History of Maroondah.

The Maroondah Heritage study was divided into two stages:

  • identification
  • assessment.


Stage one of the Maroondah Heritage Study involved 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 were 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 of the Maroondah Heritage Study involved the assessment of those places identified to be of cultural significance to Maroondah. 

Maroondah Heritage Study 2003

Heritage Study Review

Council is currently undertaking a Heritage Study Review to identify sites that have significant cultural heritage value and therefore warrant local level heritage protection.

These places or precincts will require a full heritage assessment and the preparation of a statement of significance to determine whether a place satisfies the threshold of local significance and would justify the application of the Heritage Overlay.


  • Council recently sought nominations of places that could potentially be included in the Heritage Overlay.
  • Following the preparation of the final report, Council will consider the recommendations of the report and initiate the planning scheme amendment process.  Formal exhibition will then be carried out as part of the statutory public consultation process.


  • Appointment of Consultant - January 2018
  • Nomination of Potential Heritage Places - 19 March to 9 April 2018
  • Delivery of First Draft Report - 29 June 2018 - Stage 1 and Stage 2 Draft prepared
  • Community Consultation - TBC
  • Final Heritage Study Report - Consideration by Council in 2021.

At its meeting on 18 October 2021, Maroondah Council adopted its first Heritage Action Plan.

Maroondah Heritage Action Plan

Further information

Contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 1300 88 22 33 or visit our offices at Realm, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.

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