Scheduled Permit Reviews

Information for all Reviews

Please note that all written submissions received in relation to a permit review will be treated as public documents. While the Heritage Council will endeavour to respect any privacy wishes of which it is informed, it is bound by the Freedom of Information Act 1982. You should expect your submission to be freely and wholly available to anyone seeking access to it.

Further information on Heritage Council reviews and hearings is provided in the document Heritage Council Protocol 2 – Permit Reviews & Hearings.

To enable the Heritage Council to prepare a timetable for a hearing, it is requested that those parties who wish to present their submission in person or via a representative to the Heritage Council complete Heritage Council Form D – Permit Review Hearing Participation Form and lodge it with their initial submission.

For further information on permit reviews and hearings, contact the Hearings Manager on (03) 8508 1656 or

September 2021

Shell House, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (P33300) and Milton House, 21–25 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (P33301)

In September 2021 the Applicant for the above permits requested the Heritage Council review the Executive Director’s determinations to refuse to issue permits in relation to the above places. On 11 November 2021, the Minister for Planning notified the Heritage Council of Victoria that he has determined to exercise his powers in accordance with section 109 of the Heritage Act 2017 to call-in the determinations of the Executive Director, Heritage Victoria. Pursuant to section 109 of the Act, the review has now been referred to the Minister for determination and the Heritage Council hearing, previously scheduled for early 2022, has been cancelled.