Inglewood Character Retention Guidelines

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We are trying to establish community attitudes on revisiting the planning controls that apply to the area and which are outlined in the Inglewood Character Retention Guidelines. Closing date: 9 November 2020 Follow project

Many properties in Inglewood are located in what’s known as the Inglewood Heritage Protection Area. This area has unique planning controls to ensure the character of the area is retained. These controls are outlined in the Inglewood Character Retention Guidelines.

The City is investigating whether these controls can be relaxed where development is located:

  • At the rear of existing houses
  • Fronting a laneways
  • On a corner lot.

Council has decided to consult with property owners in the Inglewood Heritage Protection Area. The aim is to gauge community views on whether we should revisit these controls, and if the guidelines could be amended to provide more flexibility while still protecting the character of Inglewood. 

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FAQs

Why does the City control development in the way it does in the heritage Protection Area?

Council has previously resolved that development in the Heritage Protection Area should reflect the character and style of existing houses in the area.

Why is the City undertaking this survey?

Some community members have suggested that the development controls in the Inglewood Heritage Protection Area could be amended to provide more flexibility while still protecting the heritage character of the area.

Is the City looking at changes that will affect the streetscape of the area?

No - The City is only asking whether controls can be relaxed where development is located:

  • At the rear of existing houses
  • Fronting a laneways
  • On a corner lot. 

Will the City be looking at heritage controls in Mount Lawley and Menora?

No  - this survey applies to Inglewood only – there are no plans simular surveys in other areas.

What will happen if the community wants changes to the planning controls in Inglewood?

Council will consider the outcomes of the community consultation in December 2020/January 2021, and will decide what action to take based on comments received.

Will there be any information sessions?

Yes. Staff will also be present at the Inglewood Night Markets on 19 October and 2 November 2020 to answer any questions residents may have.

Useful documents

Document nameDownloadable files
3.1 Character Retention Guidelines - Mount Lawley, Menora, and Inglewood3.7MB (PDF)

Timeline

Council called for a report on options to undertake community consultation with residents in the Inglewood Heritage Protection Area.

December 2019

Council resolves to undertake community consultation

February 2020

April - September 2020

Community consultation delayed due to Covid-19

Community consultation commences

October

Community consultation closes

November 2020

Council considers outcome of consultation and decides what action to take

December 2020/January 2021
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For more information, or to receive this information in an alternative format, please contact Neil Maull, Coordinator Schemes and Policy, City Planning on (08) 9205 8555

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