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Heritage advisory service

Guildford streetscape

There are more than a thousand heritage places in our Shire which are recognised and protected through Heritage Overlays. See the Heritage Schedule list for more details.

Heritage Places can be buildings, archaeological sites or cultural landscapes. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Places are  protected by different legislation. Please see the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, for more information on the protection and management of Aboriginal heritage sites.

To check if your property has a Heritage Overlay, order a free Planning Property Report. If you have a property listed on the Heritage Overlay, and are thinking of undertaking works to the property, you may need a planning permit.

Council has a Heritage Advisor who is in the Shire two days per month, and can provide advice on Heritage Overlay planning permit requirements. We recommend you contact our Heritage Advisor before you submit your planning permit application, to discuss your plans and seek advice on the requirements of the Heritage Overlay schedule.

If you are planning on installing a solar system on a heritage property, Council has produced a factsheet that provides information on the planning permit process. You can download the Solar heritage factsheet.

To make an appointment for a free on-site 30 minute meeting with our Heritage Advisor contact us.

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