Fisherman’s Flat Heritage Review identifies 18 buildings for reclassification
THE Borough of Queenscliffe has identified 18 new buildings to be considered for reclassification as “contributory” in the final draft of the Fisherman’s Flat Heritage Review.
Fisherman’s Flat comprises 76 different properties along Bay Street, Beach Street, Bridge Street, and Wharf Street in Queenscliff.
Previously, 36 of these properties were listed as “contributory” to the Heritage Overlay.
Properties deemed as “contributory” contain original elements of fisherman’s cottages and outbuildings or cladding over original structures or contribute to the historical significance of the precinct.
“Non-contributory” properties contain little or no original elements of fisherman’s cottages and outbuildings, were constructed after 1960, and are constructed of brick and other modern materials.
Ecology and Heritage Partners were tasked with evaluating existing citations for places within Fisherman’s Flat, confirming or modifying ‘contributory’ and ‘non-contributory’ classifications, and assessing previously unidentified heritage buildings.
According to a borough spokesperson, the final review aims to comprehensively assess Fisherman’s Flat Urban Conservation Precinct, including ongoing heritage significance and updates to existing heritage citations for precinct buildings.
This involves evaluating the ongoing heritage significance and updating existing citations for buildings within the precinct.
“The findings of the review indicated there are 18 buildings that should be considered for reclassification as ‘contributory’ in the precinct,” the spokesperson said.
“Another four are recommended to be reclassified as ‘non-contributory’.”
In total, 51 of the 76 homes within the Fisherman’s Flat Urban Conservation Precinct are deemed to contribute to the heritage character of the precinct.
“To implement these recommendations, the proposed changes will be subject to community consultation and further review by Planning Panels Victoria through a Planning scheme Amendment process, before the Minister for Planning decides whether they will be adopted into the Borough of Queenscliffe Planning Scheme,” the spokesperson said.
There will be a formal consultation period if the Minister for Planning authorises the exhibition of the proposed changes to the Borough of Queenscliffe Planning Scheme.
During this period, individuals will have the opportunity to write to the Council and submit their opinions on the proposed changes to the planning scheme.
“People are encouraged to make submissions about the
proposed changes to the Borough of Queenscliffe Planning Scheme,” the spokesperson said.