Amendment C210 - 1 Montrose Road, Montrose

An independent Panel considered the submissions made to Amendment C210 at its hearing on 14 and 15 December 2022, and presented its recommendations to Council.  Council, at its meeting on 14 March 2023 resolved to adopt the amendment and submit it to the Minister for Planning for approval.

What does the Amendment do?

The amendment proposes to apply a Heritage Overlay to the property at 1 Montrose Road, Montrose to recognise the heritage value of the dwelling and associated vegetation.

The amendment:

  • Amends Map No. 52HO to apply the Heritage Overlay (HO430) to 1 Montrose Road, Montrose.
  • Amends the Schedule to Clause 43.01 (Heritage Overlay) to include HO430, and specifies a permit requirement for tree removal.
  • Amends the schedule to Clause 72.04 (Documents Incorporated in this Planning Scheme) to incorporate the Statement of Significance for 1 Montrose Road, Montrose.
  • Amends the Schedule to Clause 72.08 (Background Documents) to specify the Heritage Citation – Individual Place for Alta Dena, 1 Montrose Road Montrose by Extent Heritage as a background document

Why is the Amendment needed?

In January 2022, Council received planning permit application YR-2022/13 for development and use of the site for a childcare centre. The proposal involves partial demolition of the existing residential building. The application received a number of objections, including on the basis that the building is of heritage value.

The site had not been identified as being of heritage significance in any previous heritage studies, and there was no record of any nomination or evidence of heritage significance prior to this application.

After the advertising of the application, on 11 March 2022 a formal nomination for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay was received.

Council has sought expert heritage advice on the property that has identified that the property is of local heritage significance and appropriate for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay.