Community input sought for Golden Square Heritage Study

The City of Greater Bendigo is seeking community feedback as it prepares a heritage study for Golden Square.

Stage 1 of the Golden Square Heritage Study, which compiled a comprehensive history of Golden Square, was approved by Council in May.

Statutory Planning Manager Ross Douglas said the City was now commencing Stage 2, which would focus on physical and cultural heritage from the post-contact period until 1945.

“We have not undertaken a heritage study of the Golden Square area since 1993 and our understanding of heritage significance and planning has changed considerably since then,” Mr Douglas said.

“As Golden Square grows and develops, the City wants to ensure that heritage places important to the local community are protected and enhanced for future generations.”

Information from the community will help the City: 

  • Understand whether any places need to be investigated for potential heritage significance
  • Find out about the places that the community values and why, to understand what makes Golden Square distinctive
  • Increase the City’s knowledge and understanding of heritage places that exist

Community members can share their knowledge and feedback through a brief online survey and an interactive map where it’s possible to mark specific places, and comment or post pictures.

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If a property is identified as being a place of heritage significance through the study and is recommended for inclusion in a Heritage Overlay, the City will contact the property owners.

For more information about the Golden Square Heritage Study please contact the Amendments and Heritage team at [email protected] 

Submissions close on Monday August 17, 2020.

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