Yesterday the Ombudsman tabled a report in Parliament — Investigation into three councils’ outsourcing of parking fine internal reviews. The report makes three recommendations for reform to the State Government and two recommendations for the three councils subject to the review — including Glen Eira City Council.
A request for interim heritage controls for a Caulfield North property has been approved by the Minister for Planning Richard Wynne MP.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Mary Delahunty said Council has been advised that interim heritage controls to protect Lind House at 450 Dandenong Road, Caulfield North will apply until 31 July 2018.
"This timeframe will allow Council adequate time to apply for permanent heritage control," Cr Delahunty said.
In making its decision to apply for interim heritage controls, Cr Delahunty said Council sought advice from an independent heritage expert regarding Lind House.
"We were advised that Lind House is potentially of state significance," Cr Delahunty said.
"This is due to the property being one of the most intact remaining examples of architect Anatol Kagan’s high-end domestic work in Melbourne."
Cr Delahunty said in an effort to further protect the property, Council has also nominated Lind House for State heritage protection.
"Council has submitted an application to Heritage Victoria for State heritage listing on the Victorian Heritage Register," Cr Delahunty said.
Media Release — Interim heritage controls approved for Caulfield North property