About the proposal

We are committed to the protection, conservation and enhancement of all heritage places in Boroondara.

Amendment C388boro proposes to apply a permanent Heritage Overlay to the properties in the Smythesdale Estate Precinct.

This includes:

  • 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Carlyle Street, Hawthorn East
  • 81, 83, 85, 85A, 87 and 89 Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East.

Our heritage consultants have identified that this precinct has local heritage significance and is worthy of protection. We need to amend the Boroondara Planning Scheme to apply a Heritage Overlay at this location.

About Smythesdale Estate Precinct

The Victorian Government has a list of recognised criteria we need to use to assess local heritage value. These are included in Planning Practice Note 1 – Applying the Heritage Overlay, which you can find on the Department of Transport and Planning website.

Our heritage consultant found that the Smythesdale Estate Precinct is of:

  • historical significance
  • representative significance
  • aesthetic significance (relating to 89 Harcourt Street).

You can read the full Statement of Significance to learn more about how our heritage consultant decided the above criteria were met for the Smythesdale Estate Precinct.

Smythesdale Estate Precinct, Hawthorn East map

Select a Hotspot below to learn more about what each property contributes to the precinct and its heritage grading.

Have your say

We are re-exhibiting this amendment due to an error in the Schedule to Clause 43.01 (Heritage Overlay). This error related to the permit requirement to install solar energy systems. We have corrected the Heritage Overlay Schedule, which specifies that a permit is required to install a solar energy system.

You can now share your feedback on the proposed changes to Amendment 388boro by Monday 3 April 2023.

Your submission must clearly explain if you support or don't support the amendment, as well as any changes you want to suggest.

We can make a copy of every submission available at our Camberwell offices and/or our website. You can view these for free until 2 months after the amendment comes into effect or lapses.