Heritage Information

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

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.

Design Guides

Heritage Precinct design guidelines(PDF, 1MB)
General Urban Design Guide(PDF, 620KB)

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

Maintaining and modifying a heritage property

Architectural Styles and Paints

The Heritage Overlay - Guidelines for assessing Planning Permit Applications(PDF, 1MB)

Pyrenees Shire Heritage Precinct Study

Volume 1(PDF, 6MB)

Volume 2(PDF, 8MB)

Avoca Heritage Study 1864-1994

Volume 1(PDF, 2MB)
Volume 2(PDF, 4MB)
Volume 3(PDF, 10MB)

Local Heritage Groups

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