Minister for Planning approves interim protection for 58 historic homes in Ringwood

The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved interim Heritage Overlay protection to 58 properties within the Jubilee Park area in Ringwood while permanent controls are progressed by the City of Maroondah. An action was proposed in Maroondah’s 2016 Housing Strategy to undertake a study of the heritage and character of the area to consider the most appropriate form of planning controls. A full assessment of places identified in the Jubilee Park Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Study 2018 revealed that several properties met the threshold of local significance and warrant inclusion in the Heritage Overlay. These places, which now have interim protection until 31 July 2019, are as follows:

  • Haig Street Precinct: 2-34 and 3-31 Haig Street, Ringwood
  • Kendall Street Precinct: 20-32 and 21-35 Kendall Street, Ringwood
  • 5 Caroline Street, Ringwood
  • 20 Caroline Street, Ringwood
  • 18 James Street, Ringwood
  • 22 James Street, Ringwood
  • 4, 14, 16, 18 Ellison Street

To read more about heritage protection in Ringwood, see our blog post from June 2016. As highlighted in 2016, the last comprehensive heritage study in Maroondah was completed in 1998, so interim protection for 58 properties within the Jubilee Park area is welcome news indeed. We look forward to supporting the City of Maroondah as they progress permanent controls for these significant historic homes. Further updates to follow.

Title Image: 5 Caroline Street, Ringwood, February 2010, accessible here:


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