Restoring a heritage property

Many townships and individual properties are protected for their heritage significance by Heritage Overlays. This means that Macedon Ranges’ rich history and heritage character, streetscapes, buildings and features will be preserved for future generations.

To find out if your property has heritage protection, you can use Council's online mapping service to view planning overlay information or download a free property report from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

If you own a building that is affected by a Heritage Overlay, you may need a planning or building permit to renovate, alter or subdivide the property or land.

If you are seeking advice about a heritage property in the shire, you can use our heritage advisory service to obtain free, expert advice. This service is funded by Council and Heritage Victoria.

For more information, call our Planning department on (03) 5422 0333 or email