Vista Controls

Managing the Significance of the Shrine of Remembrance

On 23 April 2014 the Victorian State Government announced the implementation of permanent and mandatory planning controls to ensure the Shrine of Remembrance is preserved for future generations through permanent height controls in areas to the west and south west of the Shrine. 

The development of these controls are primarily based on the original Shrine Vista Controls that have been in existence for decades and generally contained within the current Planning Schemes of the City of Melbourne (Planning Scheme Amendment C220), City of Stonnington (Planning Scheme Amendment C200) and the City of Port Phillip (Planning Scheme Amendment C140). The recent amendments implemented by the Minister strengthen both planning policy and controls, introducing mandatory compliance with the Shrine Vista Controls, permanent height controls, shadowing and notification to Shrine Trustees of advertising signs that may affect the Shrine’s historic and cultural significance.

The current arrangement whereby each Council refers an application (affected by the Study area) to Shrine Trustees continues.

Prior to Trustees considering a proposal relating to height controls, all applicants are required to provide certification from the Shrine’s nominated licensed land surveyor Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd. The certification verifies that the proposed building coordinates (Easting’s, Northing’s and Reduced Level’s (RL’s) for the highest points of the development and all corners of the building that are more than 33 metres in height above the Australian Height Datum) comply with the mandatory Shrine Vista Controls.

Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd provide the Shrine of Remembrance with a professional service which includes management, review, reporting to applicants and the Shrine of Remembrance in matters regarding the Shrine Vista.

The services include:

Property Assessment

An assessment of the Shrine Vista controls and how they affect a subject site. A valuable resource in the design process which defines a space within which all built form must be contained on the subject site.
To apply for a Property Assessment please:

  • Forward payment of $1375 (GST Inclusive) to Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd.
  • Provide a current Certificate of Title for the subject site.
  • Provide a Two-Dimensional Site Survey Plan in AutoCAD (*.dwg) and PDF Plan Formats on MGA datum showing text MGA/AHD (Easting, Northing and Reduced Level) coordinates of the corners of the subject site.

Development Design Assessment

Initial contact relating to planning applications that may be affected by the Shrine Vista Controls should be directed to the planning departments of either the City of Melbourne, the City of Port Phillip or the City of Stonnington.

Download the Planning Study for details on the controls and their application.  

When a Town Planning Permit submission which may be impacted by the Shrine Vista is made to the relevant municipality, Council will require the Shrine of Remembrance (through Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd) to assess the proposed development for compliance with the Shrine Vista controls. Bosco Jonson will then prepare a Development Design Assessment.

To apply for a Development Design Assessment please:

  • Forward payment of $1375 (GST Inclusive) to Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd.
  • Provide a current Certificate of Title for the subject site.
  • Provide a Two-Dimensional Site and Proposed Building Coordinates Plan in AutoCAD (*.dwg) and PDF Plan Formats showing text MGA/AHD (Easting, Northing and Reduced Level) coordinates of the corners of the subject site and the proposed Building Model (see sample) as prepared by a Licensed Surveyor.
  • Provide copies of Town Planning Drawings containing the proposed Building in AutoCAD (*.dwg) and PDF Plan Formats.

Please contact the Shrine Vista Manager at Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd for further details.
03 9699 1400 / admin@bosjon.com.au

Payments can be made by credit card, cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer. Note payments made by credit card will incur a financial institution fee of $15.

E.F.T. Details
Name of Account: Bosco Jonson Pty Ltd
BSB: 066 000
Account Number: 12052034