Amendment C142 - The Gables Heritage Overlay

What does the amendment do?

The amendment proposes to:

  • Apply a Heritage Overlay on a place identified as being historically and aesthetically significant;
  • Insert the associated Statement of Significance into the planning scheme as an incorporated document.

The subject land is part of a 10-acre property at 101 Lardner Rd, Drouin; it contains curtilage of an original house and three mature trees in its vicinity. 

View of The Gables from Lardner Road (looking north)

View of The Gables from Lardner Road (looking north)

The land is in the Urban Growth Zone – currently agricultural land zoned for future residential development.  

The Gables is arguably one of the most substantial and complex design of the Federation/Edwardian period buildings within the Shire.

Click here to read more about The Gables.(PDF, 5MB)

Panel Hearing Arrangements

The amendment has been referred to an independent Planning Panel.

The purpose of the Panel Hearing is for people to speak to their written submission and to hear from the Planning Authority.

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, a Directions Hearing for Baw Baw Planning Scheme Amendment C142bawb was held by video conference on 1 June 2021.

The Main Hearing is scheduled to commence by video conference at 10am on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

To observe proceedings, you can access the live stream at

If you have any questions, please contact Planning Panels Victoria at

Amendment documents

You can view the amendment documents below:

Contact us

If you have any queries, please email the Strategic Planning team or call (03) 5624 2411.