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Amendment C194bays: Proposed application of a Heritage Overlay on 31-33 Eliza Street, Black Rock

What is Amendment C194bays?

Planning Scheme Amendment C194bays is a site-specific amendment proposing to introduce a Heritage Overlay to 31-33 Eliza Street, Black Rock. The proposed Heritage Overlay will cover the house (including multiple internal features) and 9 mature trees set in the garden.

The amendment also seeks to include 31-33 Eliza Street, Black Rock Heritage Assessment as a Background Document, and Statement of Significance: Tara (former Greenock) – 31-33 Eliza Street, Black Rock as an Incorporated Document within the Bayside Planning Scheme.

Land affected by the Amendment

The amendment applies only to 31-33 Eliza Street, Black Rock.

Why is the amendment required?

The amendment is required to recognise the heritage significance of 31-33 Eliza Street, Black Rock and to protect it.

Heritage expert David Helms completed a heritage assessment of the property which identified local significance in the house (including multiple internal features) and mature trees set in the garden. He recommended that the property should be included in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay of the Bayside Planning Scheme.

The heritage assessment states that the property satisfies Criterion A (historical significance), Criterion B (rarity), Criterion D (representativeness) and Criterion E (aesthetic significance) of the Heron Criteria at the local level.

Council considers the Heritage Overlay to be the appropriate planning mechanism to protect the heritage values of the property as the Heritage Overlay requires a permit to be granted for building and works, including demolition, that could affect the significance of this place.

Where can I view the amendment documentation?

You can inspect all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the amendments webpage of the Department of Transport and Planning.  


Exhibition of the amendment finished on 1 September 2023.  Council received one submission during the exhibition period, which was in support of the amendment.

Council Decision

At its meeting of 17 October 2023, Council considered the submission received in support alongside a report on Amendment C194bays and resolved to adopt the amendment and to submit it to the Minister for Planning for approval, in accordance with Section 31 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Council is currently awaiting the Minister's decision.

Further information

For further information contact us using the details below:

Name: Paul Laughton, Strategic Planner, Bayside City Council

Phone: (03) 9599 4393