The purpose of the Permit Policy is to assist when considering or making decisions regarding works to the place. It is recommended that any proposed works be discussed with an officer of Heritage Victoria prior to making a permit application. Discussing any proposed works will assist in answering any questions the owner may have and aid any decisions regarding works to the place.
The extent of registration protects the whole site. The addition of new buildings and structures to the site may impact upon the cultural heritage significance of the place and requires a permit. The purpose of this requirement is not to prevent any further development on this site, but to enable control of possible adverse impacts on heritage significance during that process. All of the registered buildings and structures are integralcontribute to the significance of the place and any external alterations are subject to permit application. All works to interiors of registered buildings are permit exempt.
Works, including demolition and internal modification (but not additions) to non-registered buildings, are permit exempt.
The importance of the Domain Parklands lies primarily in its layers of development and planting which combine to create a cultural landscape of considerable individuality and diversity. The conservation and management of the Domain Parklands should retain the existing significant historic landscape character and may be guided by the detailed study 'Domain Parklands Conservation Analysis' undertaken by John Patrick Pty Ltd in association with Allom Lovell & Associates Pty Ltd in 2003. It is recommended that a Conservation Management Plan is undertaken to assist with the future management of the cultural significance of the place.
Where below ground works are proposed at the Domain Parklands it may be necessary to obtain a permit. It is likely that some level of archaeological monitoring or investigation will be needed.
The addition of new memorials or statues to the Domain Parklands would require a permit and should take into account the location of established pathways and plantings. The installation of plaques and memorials should refer to the policy at: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ParksandActivities/Parks/Documents/policies_memorials_monuments.pdf.
The Aboriginal Reburial Stone is of particular importance to the Aboriginal community and it is recommended that before a permit is issued sought for any work in proximity to this site, the office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria should be contacted to ascertainconsulted to confirm whether or not the activity requires a Cultural Heritage Management Plan under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
All works associated with the staging of events must comply with the Melbourne Event Planning Guide, December 2011, available at: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au.
General Conditions: 1. All exempted alterations are to be planned and carried out in a manner which prevents damage to the fabric of the registered place or object.
General Conditions: 2. Should it become apparent during further inspection or the carrying out of works that original or previously hidden or inaccessible details of the place or object are revealed which relate to the significance of the place or object, then the exemption covering such works shall cease and Heritage Victoria shall be notified as soon as possible. Note: All archaeological places have the potential to contain significant sub-surface artefacts and other remains. In most cases it will be necessary to obtain approval from the Executive Director, Heritage Victoria before the undertaking any works that have a significant sub-surface component.
General Conditions: 3. If there is a conservation policy and plan, all works shall be in accordance with itregard should be had for relevant assessment and policy considerations. A Conservation Management Plan or a Heritage Action Plan provides guidance for the management of the heritage values associated with the site. It may not be necessary to obtain a heritage permit for certain works specified in the management plan.
General Conditions: 4. Nothing in this determination prevents the Executive Director from amending or rescinding all or any of the permit exemptions.
General Conditions: 5. Nothing in this determination exempts owners or their agents from the responsibility to seek relevant planning or building permits from the responsible authorities where applicable.
Minor Works : Note: Any Minor Works that in the opinion of the Executive Director will not adversely affect the heritage significance of the place may be exempt from the permit requirements of the Heritage Act. A person proposing to undertake minor works must submit a proposal to the Executive Director. If the Executive Director is satisfied that the proposed works will not adversely affect the heritage values of the site, the applicant may be exempted from the requirement to obtain a heritage permit. If an applicant is uncertain whether a heritage permit is required, it is recommended that the permits co-ordinator be contacted.
* The process of gardening, including mowing, hedge clipping, annual bedding displays and Floral Clock planting, removal and replanting dead or diseased plants (excluding trees) to retain the historic landscape character, disease and weed control, fertilising and mulching, and maintenance to care for plants and lawns.The process of gardening, including mowing, hedge clipping, bedding displays, removal of dead shrubs and replanting the same species or cultivar, disease and weed control, and maintenance to care for existing plants.
* Replanting the same plant species, or an approved species, in the same location or area, which conserves the significant landscape character and values including specimen trees and palms, avenues, rows, shrubberies, rose and flower beds, ferns and lawns.
* Repairs and maintenance to hard landscape elements, structures, sculptures, statues, memorials, rockwork, steps, paths, gutters, drainage and irrigation systems, edging, fences and gates.
* Removal of dead or dangerous trees and emergency tree works to maintain public safety and to protect buildings and structures providing the Executive Director is notified within 21 days of the removal or works occurring..Removal of dead or dangerous trees and emergency works to maintain public safety and to protect significant buildings and structures provided a tree report is submitted to the Executive Director within 21 days.
* Replanting the same plant species in the same location which conserves the significant landscape character and values including specimen trees, avenues, rows, shrubberies, flower beds, and lawns, provided a tree/plant removal report, planting list and plan is submitted to the Executive Director for approval within 21 days.
* Management of trees in accordance with Australian Standard; Pruning of Amenity Trees AS 4373-1996.
* Management of trees in accordance with Australian Standard; Protection of Trees on Development Sites AS 4970-2009.
* Subsurface works involving the installation, removal or replacement of watering and drainage systems or services, outside the canopy edge of significant trees in accordance with AS4970 and on the condition that works do not impact on archaeological features or deposits.
* Removal of plants listed as noxious weeds in the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994.
* Vegetation protection and management of possums and vermin.
* Repainting the same colour of previously painted surfaces.
* All works to maintain the existing roadway and road safety including road maintenance, kerb and channel repairs, road marking and traffic signs.
* Repairs and maintenance to hard landscape elements, structures, sculptures, statues, memorials, rockwork, steps, paths, gutters, drainage and irrigation systems, edging, fences and gates and lighting.
* All works to maintain the existing roadway and road safety including road maintenance, kerb and channel repairs, road marking, speed humps, pedestrian refuges and splitter islands within the existing roadway, and the installation of pedestrian crossings, traffic signs, signals, fire hydrants, parking meters and post boxes.
Buildings and Structures (including Features):
Non-Registered Buildings, Structures and Features not specified in the extent of registration
* Works, including demolition or removal and internal modification (but not additions) to non-registered buildings on registered land.
* Repainting previously painted surfaces in the same colour.
Buildings and Structures:
Registered Buildings, Structures and features specified in the extent of registration
*Minor repairs and maintenance.
* Removal of extraneous items such as external lighting, air conditioners, pipe work, ducting, flues, wiring, antennae, aerials, fly screens etc. and making good
* Painting of previously painted walls, posts, and roofingexternal fabric with same colour.
* Conservation works, including tTreatments to stabilise and protect timber, metal and masonry structures, cleaning and other classes of conservation works, providing they are undertaken with appropriate specialist advice.
* Interior works to the registered buildings are permit exempt providing such work has no effect on the exterior of the buildings.
* All events and associated infrastructure that have no impact on buildings, structures and features, trees and beds, and is outside the tree protection zone are permitted for a period of up to 14 days.
* Events of a longer period or having the potential to impact on trees, beds, lawns, buildings and features will require the submission of a management plan to be approved by the Executive Director. In this case the event would normally be considered under the Minor Works provisions of the permit exemptions and s66(3) Heritage Act 1995.
* Installation of standard City of Melbourne park furniture, including seats, bins, signage, bollards, lights and drinking fountains outside tree protection zone, monument and statue settings and significant view lines.
*Within Rotary Park, installation of plaques to identify commemorative trees, in the same style as those currently in use.
EXTENT OF REGISTRATION
General: All the valued vegetation and landscape characteristics plantingsidentified in the Statement of Significance including conifers, palms, evergreens and deciduous trees.
1. All of the land shown as L1 on Diagram 2304A held by the Executive Director being all or part of Crown Allotments B, C, E, G1, M, N, P, R, S, T, T1, V, W, 2028, 2030, 2039, 2044, 2045, 2051, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2058, 2059, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, and 2070 and 2071 City of Melbourne (Melbourne South) Parish of Melbourne South.
2. All of the buildings and structures marked as follows on Diagrams 2304B, 2304C and 2304D held by the Executive Director:
B1 Melbourne Grammar boat house
B21 Former gardener's cottage
B23 Janet Lady Clarke Pavilion
B34 Stapely Pavilion
B45 Government House guard house
B56 Former astronomer's house
B67 Timber stables
B78 Electricity substation
3. All of the features, roads and paths marked as follows on Diagrams 2304A, 2304B, 2304C and 2304D held by the Executive Director:
F1 Victorian Rowers Association war memorial
F2 Oarsmen's memorial judge's box
F3 Star bed
F4 Rockery fountain 1
F5 Lakes and lily ponds
F6 Water Nymph statue
F7 Genie statue
F8 Pathfinder statue
F9 Phoenix statue
F10 King Edward VII memorial statue
F11 Floral clock
F12 Apollo bust
F13 Hercules bust
F14 Drinking fountain
F15 Rockery fountain 2
F16 Stone bridge, arbor seats and pond
F17 Aboriginal reburial stone
F18 Eleven rustic cairns and horse trough
F19 Rockery and fern gully
F20 Pioneer women's garden
F21 Tilly Aston bell
F22 King George V memorial statue
F23 Maltese George Cross memorial
F24 Australian Hellenic war memorial
F25 Walker fountain
F26 Victoria Police memorial
F27 Edward 'Weary' Dunlop memorial statue
F28 Thomas Albert Blamey memorial statue
F29 John Monash memorial statue
F30 Birdwood Avenue sign 1
F31 Arbor entrance 1
F32 Arbor entrance 2
F33 Edith Cavell memorial
F34 Edward George Honey MemorialArbor entrance 2
F35 Rotary seat
F36 Birdwood Avenue sign
F37 Circular iron seat
F38 Sybil Howy Irving tree and plaque
F39 Brick drains 2
P2 The Tan
1 Philip Goad & Julie Willis [eds], The encyclopedia of Australian architecture, Port Melbourne 2012, p461.
2 Royal Victorian Institute of Architects, Guide to Victorian Architecture, Melbourne 1956, p22.