Latrobe Heritage Study

Municipal Heritage Study


Latrobe City Council

The Latrobe City Heritage Study followed on from work undertaken by Context in the Latrobe Valley Heritage Study (1990) and the Traralgon Heritage Study (1992).

It provided a comprehensive understanding of the heritage throughout the whole of Latrobe City and included a Thematic Environmental History, the assessment of 117 places (including precincts) of local heritage significance.

The project also reviewed the findings of the Traralgon Heritage Study and made recommendations for its implementation. On this basis, a Conservation Strategy was prepared for the City, which included changes to the Local Planning Policy Framework of the Latrobe Planning Scheme.

The study was commended for its use of the Thematic Environmental History as a key document whose elements were interwoven with the assessment of each heritage place.