Heritage Information

Council provides a heritage advisory service with the assistance of the State Government funding to assist owners of heritage properties.

Amanda Jean, an experienced heritage architect is the appointed heritage adviser for the Pyrenees Shire. Amanda is currently available on an as required basis to provide heritage advice on restoration works and new development projects to land owners within the Shire. Should you have a heritage matter that you wish to discuss with the adviser, appointment times can be arranged by contacting our Planning Department on (03) 5349 1100.

Pyrenees Shire Heritage Precinct Study

Volume 1 (PDF, 5.58 MB)
Volume 2 (PDF, 8.83 MB)

Avoca Heritage Study 1864-1994

Volume 1 (PDF, 2.30 MB)
Volume 2 (PDF, 3.54 MB)
Volume 3 (PDF, 10.30 MB)

Local Heritage Groups

Moonambel Art History Group
Beaufort Historical Society
Snake Valley & District Historical Society
Avoca & District Historical Society

Design Guides

Heritage Precinct design guidelines (PDF, 1.47 MB)
General Urban Design Guide (PDF, 624 KB)

Heritage information useful for preparing design responses for new developments within the heritage precincts:

Heritage Colours Schedule




We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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