Public exhibition for proposed heritage protection for the 'Lintel Grange Homestead Complex' has closed.

The Directions Hearing was held on Friday 19 April 2024.

The Panel Hearing was not required, as no submitters registered to be heard.

Council has now received the panel report which is available in the supporting documents.

Next steps

We are now in Stage 5 of the Planning Scheme Amendment Process outlined in the table below.

A report will be made to Councillors at a Planning Delegated Committee meeting to be held on 12 June 2024 to make a decision on the planning scheme amendment.

What is the Lintel Grange Homestead Complex

'Lintel Grange Homestead Complex is an early small farming enterprise established prior to the first of the Land Selection Acts in 1860 and has a long and continuing association with the Edmonston family.

Cr Charles Edmonston was an influential pastoralist, a progressive and prosperous cultivator and was heavily involved in the community. It is found that Lintel Grange homestead is of aesthetic (architectural) significance as example of a restrained classical mid-Victorian homestead. The use of white local granite is of particular interest, being very finely tooled and extensively used in window and door surrounds, under eave, base of walls and in quoins which provide relief from the heavy bluestone of which the much of of the dwelling is constructed.

About Planning Scheme Amendment C245ball

What the amendment will do?

The amendment changes the Ballarat Planning Scheme to include the Lintel Grange Homestead Complex (HO232) in the Heritage Overlay. The Heritage Overlay is part of a local planning scheme and is a tool to protect places of heritage significance. A planning permit for certain types of buildings and works may be required to ensure the proposed development does not detract from the heritage significance of the property and the area around it.

Stages of a planning scheme amendment: