Shire of Kyneton Conservation (Heritage) Study 1990

The Shire of Kyneton Conservation (Heritage) Study was done in 1990.

The study focused on the former Shire of Kyneton. It identified 1,000 individual elements and sites and 12 conservation areas, nine of which were in Kyneton township.

The study includes detailed analysis and made extensive conservation and heritage recommendations for the streetscape and character of the towns and villages in the shire.

It found that Kyneton is ‘one of Victoria’s oldest country towns, with a strong character from its old building stock and enhanced by the quite small number of mid or later twentieth century buildings’, and that Kyneton is ‘an important heritage town which contains a large number of important buildings’.

The Shire of Kyneton Conservation (Heritage) Study has still not been surpassed for its detailing of the heritage structures and elements in this historic town. This work ensured the significance of these places was identified and then protected for future generations.

The study made a number of important heritage recommendations, which have since become part of the Heritage Overlay in the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme.

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