Ballarat Planning Scheme Amendment C240ball implements the recommendations of five Heritage Citations to apply the Heritage Overlay to four individual places and one residential heritage precinct.

About the amendment

The City of Ballarat has been progressively identifying buildings of historical significance.

Four individual places have been identified and include:

  1. ‘Victory’ House at 742 Geelong Road, Canadian (HO226)
  2. ‘Bournedale’ Selkirk House and Garden at 618 Howitt Street, Ballarat North (HO227)
  3. Mossmont House and Garden at 1207 Winter Street, Buninyong (HO229)
  4. St Marks Anglican Parsonage at 201 Melbourne Road, Brown Hill (HO230)

One heritage precinct known as Holmes Street Residential Precinct has also been identified and includes 7,9,11,13,15,17,19 Holmes Street, Ballarat Central (HO231).

Heritage Citations for each site/precinct confirms the local heritage significance and the worthy inclusion of each site/precinct in the Heritage Overlay.

The City of Ballarat has prepared Planning Scheme Amendment C240ball to implement the recommendations of the Heritage Citations into the Ballarat Planning Scheme.

The amendment also removes an expired interim Heritage Overlay for the heritage place ‘Former Eureka Lead Gold Sluicing Company Pumping Site’ at 113 Lofven Street, Nerrina.

All supporting documents can be found under 'Supporting Documents' on this page. You can find out what specific changes are being made to the Ballarat Planning Scheme in the Explanatory Report.

Miner’s Right/John Pearce House at 89 Magpie Street, Golden Point

On 2 May 2023, the former home of mine manager John Pearce was destroyed by fire. On 24 May 2023, Council received a structural engineer report stating that the fire damaged structure was unsafe and recommended it be demolished as a matter of urgency as it posed a public safety risk. The structure was subsequently demolished on 30 May 2023. The proposed application of the Heritage Overlay to the site has been discontinued.

Council is seeking Ministerial approval of the Amendment.

Landowners and interested parties will be notified of the Minister for Planning decision on the Amendment.

Stages of a planning scheme amendment: