Heritage controls

View of Hesse Street and Vue Grand

Heritage has an important role in shaping character and planning controls in the Queenscliffe Planning Scheme

Heritage controls can relate to buildings, precincts trees or other elements in the streetscape. In some instances, Council will seek external guidance on specific heritage matters from an expert heritage architect to inform planning process and help guide decision making. If you have queries concerning heritage controls or issues, you can make an appointment with the Borough's planning officers to discuss.

Heritage database 

Queenscliffe has many heritage places protected by the heritage overlays, including significant buildings, structures, precincts and trees. These heritage places reflect the rich and diverse history of the Borough.

You can view all 142 of these places in the Heritage Database, a joint initiative of the Borough of Queenscliffe and the Heritage Council of Victoria.

'What house is that?'

'What house is that?' is a document created by Heritage Victoria that identifies housing styles from early Victorian to Modern and provides specific information on each style.

It provides an understanding of the development of our built heritage, as well as sections on paint schemes, how to make your home more energy-efficient and how to avoid mistakes when renovating.