Dry Stone Walls Study

Amendment C100 and the Melton Dry Stone Wall Study

Amendment C100 to the Melton Planning Scheme has introduced controls into the Melton Planning Scheme to provide guidance on the protection of Dry Stone Walls.  The amendment:

  • Applied the Heritage Overlay to 125 dry stone walls across the municipality (located within five precincts, and two individual walls)
  • Introduced a new local policy into the Melton Planning Scheme in relation to Dry Stone Walls
  • Introduced a new incorporated document titled ‘City of Melton Study, Volume 3 – Statements of Significance, February 2016’

Amendment C100 was informed by the Melton Dry Stone Wall Study, which was adopted by Council in 2011.

The Melton Dry Stone Wall Study:

  • documented and assessed all the dry stone walls of the City
  • created a new methodology for assessing the significance of the walls
  • produced a public sculpture and driving trail and
  • recommended planning controls for walls that should be protected.

The City Strategy Department have worked through the recommendations of the study, implemented public education and awareness programs, and mapped the walls on Council’s GIS.

Volume 1 - The Report(PDF, 12MB)

Volume 2 - Citations - Combined(PDF, 28MB)

Volume 3 - Statements of Significance - Combined(PDF, 1MB)

For any further information on the Dry Stone Wall Study or Amendment C100, please contact Council’s City Strategy Unit on 9747 7200