Council considered the submissions to the Amendment on Tuesday 11 April 2023 and resolved to appoint an independent Panel to consider the submissions. A Panel hearing was held on 1st August 2023. Council has received the Panel's report.
The Panel has recommended that Council adopt the amendment, subject to some minor changes. Council will consider the Panel's report and recommendations before deciding whether to adopt the amendment, at a date to be confirmed.
During work on the Lilydale Structure Plan in 2020-21, it was identified that there are some properties in Lilydale that are not currently protected by a Heritage Overlay, but which are properties that potentially have heritage significance.
Council undertook heritage studies, ‘Lilydale Stage 1a Heritage Gap Study Peer Review (Extent Heritage Pty Ltd, 2021), and Review of Stage 1b Lilydale Heritage Review Gap Study: Lilydale Heritage Study (Extent Heritage Pty Ltd, 2021)’, which recommended to address this issue by making changes to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme. These studies are attached on this page.
Amendment C207 proposes to apply a Heritage Overlay to 13 properties for the first time, based on the above studies. In addition, there are changes proposed to a further 7 properties that currently are covered by a heritage overlay but have outdated or incorrect information associated with them in the Planning Scheme.