Heritage Gaps Review

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The City of Ballarat has thousands of significant places on its Heritage Overlay and we know there are still many more currently without protection.

We are undertaking a heritage gaps review for the whole municipality and the first step is to identify places of potential individual significance. An indicative list of more than 700 places has already been compiled, using information shared during community consultation for other projects (for example, Local Area and Township Plans) and places that were flagged in previous heritage studies but not assessed.

Community knowledge shared on the map will also feed valuable information into the development of a Thematic Environmental History for Ballarat.

What we need from you

We need your help identifying places that may be individually significant to add to our indicative list. These may be:

  • Places graded as contributory or not significant within existing heritage precincts that may require individual protection (to check current Heritage Overlay listings visit the Ballarat Heritage Database)
  • Places without any existing protection, particularly in areas where there have been no previous heritage studies
  • Places associated with significant themes and people, such as local industry, worship, agriculture, public health, education and important historical figures

Please share your knowledge by adding a pin to the map, where you can upload a photograph and share what you know about the place in a comment box. Add as many pins as you like.

Project timing

The map will remain open from June until October 2020.

Future stages of the project will include more opportunities for residents to participate. We will update this page with any further information about community engagement as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Next steps

Using the indicative list, the City of Ballarat will determine a staged program for assessment over several years, prioritising places based on their vulnerability and need for individual heritage controls. Not all places on the indicative list will be assessed if they are found not to meet the appropriate thresholds or criteria, nor will they necessarily result in a Heritage Overlay being applied.

Community knowledge shared on the map will also feed into the development of a Thematic Environmental History for Ballarat, helping identify important local people, places and stories.

The City of Ballarat has thousands of significant places on its Heritage Overlay and we know there are still many more currently without protection.

We are undertaking a heritage gaps review for the whole municipality and the first step is to identify places of potential individual significance. An indicative list of more than 700 places has already been compiled, using information shared during community consultation for other projects (for example, Local Area and Township Plans) and places that were flagged in previous heritage studies but not assessed.

Community knowledge shared on the map will also feed valuable information into the development of a Thematic Environmental History for Ballarat.

What we need from you

We need your help identifying places that may be individually significant to add to our indicative list. These may be:

  • Places graded as contributory or not significant within existing heritage precincts that may require individual protection (to check current Heritage Overlay listings visit the Ballarat Heritage Database)
  • Places without any existing protection, particularly in areas where there have been no previous heritage studies
  • Places associated with significant themes and people, such as local industry, worship, agriculture, public health, education and important historical figures

Please share your knowledge by adding a pin to the map, where you can upload a photograph and share what you know about the place in a comment box. Add as many pins as you like.

Project timing

The map will remain open from June until October 2020.

Future stages of the project will include more opportunities for residents to participate. We will update this page with any further information about community engagement as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Next steps

Using the indicative list, the City of Ballarat will determine a staged program for assessment over several years, prioritising places based on their vulnerability and need for individual heritage controls. Not all places on the indicative list will be assessed if they are found not to meet the appropriate thresholds or criteria, nor will they necessarily result in a Heritage Overlay being applied.

Community knowledge shared on the map will also feed into the development of a Thematic Environmental History for Ballarat, helping identify important local people, places and stories.

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Ballarat's important places

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Please share your knowledge by pinning important places on the map, providing as much information as you can in the comment box and uploading an image if you wish. Add as many pins as you like.

Pink shaded areas indicate places currently covered by a Heritage Overlay. Green circles indicate places that are already on the indicative list. Search the Ballarat Heritage Database to view information on a heritage listed property.

Please share your knowledge by pinning important places on the map, providing as much information as you can in the comment box and uploading an image if you wish. Add as many pins as you like.

Pink shaded areas indicate places currently covered by a Heritage Overlay. Green circles indicate places that are already on the indicative list. Search the Ballarat Heritage Database to view information on a heritage listed property.