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Heritage Services

Council provides a free heritage advisory service to assist owners and developers with advice to maintain and care for places of heritage importance and significance to the shire.

Council’s Heritage Advisor is available to provide advice on proposed development in heritage area’s. Advice ranges from heritage design and colour schemes through to restoration advice and assistance in preparing Planning Permit applications.

You can make an appointment to see the Heritage Advisor by contacting the Customer Services office on 03 5348 1577.


Is your property in a Heritage Area?

You can find out if your property is in a Heritage Overlay and the overlay number by creating a Planning Report at

A Heritage Overlay is a way to show that a place or area has heritage values and helps to protect and conserve important heritage elements.

The Schedule to the Heritage Overlay lists all of the places and areas affected by the Heritage Overlay and any additional controls that may apply to that particular site.


Want to find out more?

There are many heritage studies that give a history of the area and list buildings, places and precincts of aesthetic, architectural, historical, scientific, social or other special importance within a locality of the municipality.

1985Daylesford-Hepburn Springs Conservation Study, Perrott Lyon Mathieson Pty Ltd.Download

Talbot and Clunes Conservation Study, Richard Aitkens, Part A,

Study Report and Part B, Background Information.

Download Part A

Download Part B

1991Heritage Study Shire of Creswick, Lester Tropman, Wendy Jacobs, Chris McConville and Richard Aitkens, Volumes 1 & 2, Sections 1- 4 and Building Citations.Download  
Appendix A – Volume 1   
Appendix A – Volume 2
1989Cultural Landscapes Study of Creswick Goldfields Area, Chris McConville & Associates. 
1990Shire of Kyneton Conservation Study, page 989-1047, David Bick, Phyllis Murphy and John Patrick, Volume Three, Part B. 



Daylesford and Glenlyon Conservation Study, Wendy Jacob, Volume 1,

Environmental History, Volume 2,

Planning Recommendations, Volume 3, Individual Citation Sheets For Significant Places.

Download – Volume 1

Download – Volume 2

Download – Volume 3


Other information…

Council is assisted with heritage decisions by the Heritage Advisory Committee.


Do you need help learning more about your heritage property?

Public Record Office Victoria and the City of Ballarat have developed a brochure designed to help heritage home owners find out more about their historic building.  You can view the brochure online at

The State Library of Victoria (SLV) has launched a new website called ‘Victorian Places’.  It lists every town and suburb in Victoria and provides a history for each, including photos, maps, excerpts from newspapers and current demographic information. Victorian Places website

Do you need financial assistance for your heritage property?

You can apply for a low interest heritage loan to wholly or partly fund restoration works to buildings, sites or objects listed in the Hepburn Planning Scheme’s Heritage Overlay.  Heritage Policy 16.2