After a heritage permit application has been lodged, Heritage Victoria will assess the application. This may involve notifying other people of the application.

Stages in the notification and review of heritage permit applications

All permit applications are referred to the responsible authority (generally the local council) for comments and consultation.

Public notice of a heritage permit application (advertising) occurs unless Heritage Victoria is satisfied that approving the permit would not harm the heritage place or object.

Heritage Victoria determines what notice should be given. We will let you know which notice method is required, and explain what you need to do.

Further information about public notice requirements (PDF, 126.5 KB)

Notice of an application might be given via:

  • Notice(s) in local newspapers
  • Sign(s) erected at the heritage place

The notice will include

  • The address
  • The name of the registered place
  • A summary of the proposal
  • Deadline for submissions

After a heritage permit application has been lodged it is considered a public document (including supporting material). Anyone can inspect an advertised heritage permit application on our website or at Heritage Victoria’s offices.

Anyone can make a submission to Heritage Victoria on an advertised heritage permit application. Submissions or objections to a heritage permit application are considered public documents.

If you’re affected by a heritage permit application, you can express your views on what is proposed and what gets approved. Anyone can inspect the plans and make a submission about an advertised application if they have concerns about it.

A submission is a written statement explaining your views about the application and how you may be affected if a permit is issued.

Anyone can make a submission about the application within 14 days from the date of notice. A submission will carry more weight if it is rational, factual and specifically addresses the proposal and relevant heritage matters.

Your submission should:

A submission is a public document and copies may be made available to other people or organisations including the permit applicant and the Heritage Council of Victoria.

If you lodge a submission you will have the right to be a party to any Heritage Council review of the decision.

Currently advertised permits

The Executive Director has requested the following permit applications be publicly advertised.

List of permits

H0543, H1698, H0463

Orderly Room and Residence, Kepler Street Warrnambool

Permit application P32774 for a permit for works associated with a new Library and Learning Hub including conservation works and alterations to the Orderly Room, construction of a new building to the rear of the Orderly Room and landscaping.

Former Police Station Complex, 7-9 Gilles Street, Warrnambool

Permit application P33895 for a permit for works associated with a new Library and Learning Hub including landscaping and construction of part of a new building within the registered extent area.

Former Customs House, 3 Gilles Street, Warrnambool

Permit application P33898 for a permit for works associated with a new Library and Learning Hub including landscaping and construction of part of a new building within the registered extent area.

If you would like to make a submission, please indicate if your submission relates to one or all of the permit applications.

Submissions close on Saturday 5 December 2020.

H1459

Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne

Permit application P32461 for temporary installation of infrastructure and works to facilitate the presentation of ‘Lightscape’ event.

Submissions close Wednesday 16 December 2020.

Page last updated: 02/12/20