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Maldon Design Guidelines

Historic Maldon

The Maldon Design Guidelines provide detailed design criteria for new development in Maldon’s heritage precincts and areas affected by the Significant Landscape Overlay Schedules 1 and 3.

The guidelines aim to encourage buildings that complement the historic streetscape character of Maldon and do not dominate or compete with the historically significant place.

What are the Maldon Design Guidelines?

The Maldon Design Guidelines are an incorporated document to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme. The guidelines provide design criteria for new development in Maldon covered by a Heritage Overlay, including the heritage precincts and the areas affected by the Significant Landscape Overlay Schedules 1 and 3.

The guidelines assist permit applicants (including property owners, architects, planners and builders) in preparing designs for new buildings or works or alterations to existing buildings. They also assist Council’s Statutory Planners and Heritage and Urban Design Officer/ Heritage Advisor in assessing planning applications in Maldon.

The Guidelines and Amendment C96malx

The Maldon Design Guidelines were introduced to the planning scheme on 30 March 2023 through a planning scheme amendment called 'Amendment C96malx'. You can view the guidelines and the amendment documents below.

Maldon Design Guidelines
Explanatory Report for Amendment C96malx
Maldon's Statement of Significance
Maldon's Historic Central Area Heritage Design Guidelines
Maldon's Historic Reserve Heritage Design Guidelines

Heritage Advisory Service

Council offers a heritage advisory service. For more information, click here. Our heritage officer can assist you in working with the guidelines, and assist with detailed design considerations such as colours or fencing. An online resource for colours can be found here, or, you can view a hard copy of the Munsell Colour Chart by contacting our heritage advisory service by clicking on the link above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the link below to see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning team on (03) 5471 1700 or email

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