Manningham Council employs a qualified Conservation Architect to provide free heritage related advice to owners/occupiers of heritage listed properties within the Manningham municipality.

Most enquiries referred to Council’s Heritage Advisor are from owners seeking to modify or upgrade heritage listed buildings while retaining the intrinsic heritage values.

What type of heritage advice is provided?

The most common types of enquires relate to:

  • Pre-application design advice
  • Appropriate alterations or additions
  • New buildings in a heritage area
  • Design, colour and location of signs on commercial buildings
  • Heritage colour schemes
  • Restoration advice dealing with repairs of verandahs, drainage issues etc
  • Providing general advice in relation to heritage listed properties for sale

Owners/permit applicants are encouraged to discuss proposals with Council’s Heritage Advisor and Council Officers prior to lodging a planning application relating to a heritage listed property.

How can I access the service?

Council’s Heritage Advisor is generally available on the second and fourth Monday afternoon of each month, either on site or at the Council Offices. Appointments are necessary and should be made at least a day or two in advance.

To make an appointment call Council’s Heritage Planner on 9840 9129.

Advisory Committee

Council has established a Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) that includes representatives from the community, historical societies, councillors and council officers. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to Council on the conservation and promotion of, and education about heritage places within the municipality. This includes considering applications received for funding under the Heritage Restoration Fund. The Committee generally meets every three months. For more information contact the Strategic Planning Unit on 9840 9129.

Community Representative Nominations

Council is currently seeking nominations from community representatives to fill two vacant positions on Manningham Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee. Manningham residents with a strong interest in and knowledge of local history and/or a strong interest or knowledge in differing time periods of importance to the development of the municipality are encouraged to apply. Please read the Icon for application/pdf Heritage Advisory Committee Endorsed Terms of Reference for 2018 (150.21 KB) before completing the Icon for application/pdf Heritage Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Form 2018-2021 (91.66 KB)

Written nominations should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 13 June 2018 and addressed to:

Angelo Kourambas, Director City Planning, Manningham City Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster VIC 3108 or submitted via email to