The City of Casey has a rich heritage dating back tens of thousands of years and a wealth of native fauna and flora. Casey’s heritage places include a range of historic buildings, natural heritage, geoheritage and archaeological artefacts. Each place and artefact tells the story of Casey’s past and its conservation enriches our present and future.
Over 180 places in Casey are controlled under heritage legislation (Casey’s Heritage Overlay). Of these, three are precincts and three are included in the State heritage register.
Despite development pressures faced as one of the fastest growing municipalities within Victoria, the City of Casey is committed to the conservation and enhancement of its heritage places as an investment in Casey’s character and appeal. The City of Casey respects its heritage places which provide a sense of continuity in times of change.
Casey Heritage Handbook
The Heritage Handbook is a convenient and practical resource to assist owners of historic buildings to better understand the history and significant features of the property and how best to ensure its ongoing conservation and protection.
Heritage Restoration Fund
The Heritage Restoration Fund provides financial assistance to landowners for conservation works to places of identified historical significance within the City of Casey. There are a minimum of two funding rounds each financial year. Read more on the dedicated Casey Heritage Restoration Fund page or download the flyer.
Heritage Advisory Service
If your property is protected by the Heritage Overlay and you want to understand how best to care for you property or make changes, you can take advantage of the City of Casey’s free Heritage Advisory Service.
It is particularly useful if you seek practical advice on matters including conservation and maintenance of your heritage place. Please call 9705 5200 and request to speak to City of Casey’s Heritage Planner for further information.
- Heritage Collector Cards
- Berwick Heritage Walk
- ‘Victoria’s Past – Rescued and Retold’ blog by Heather Arnold
- Casey Cardinia – Links to our Past’ blog by Casey Cardinia Libraries
- 'Early days of Berwick & Its Surrounding Districts’, book by Norman
- Beaumont, James Curran, R. Hughes and J. Milligan
- ‘Doveton a Brief History’ book by Maria Harding
- A History of the Cranbourne Meteorites, City of Casey excerpt 1982
- Avenues of Honour
- ‘Hands on History, Cranbourne a town with a history’ book by Casey Cardinia Libraries
- Casey Heritage & Nature Trail’ guide by City of Casey
Local History Groups
Heritage Planning Resources
- Casey ‘Heritage Strategy 2017-2021’
- Casey ‘Growth Areas Heritage Policy’
- Do I need a planning permit?
- Casey Planning Scheme
- Introduction to the Burra Charter – ICOMOS
- Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
- Planning & Environment Act 1987 (VIC)
- Planning & Environment Regulations 2015
- Planning & Environment Amendment Act 2021
- Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (VIC)
- Heritage Act 1995 (VIC)
- Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (CWTH)
- Understanding Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMP)
- Victorian Heritage Database –What is significant about my heritage place?
- What house is that? - Heritage Council
- Heritage Council of Victoria
- Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
- Heritage Victoria (State)
Local Heritage Studies and Reviews
- Casey Heritage Study 2004 Volume 1 Thematic Environment History
- Casey Heritage Study 2004 Volume 2 Key Heritage Place and Precincts Citations
- Casey Heritage Study 2004 Volume 3 Key Findings and Recommendations
- Casey C192case Treeby Cottage Incorporated Plan August 2019 Approval Gazetted
- City of Berwick Heritage Conservation Study 1993
- City of Casey Environmental History 1998
- City of Casey Heritage study Cranbourne - Knox
- City of Casey Heritage Study Significant Places 1997
- Geoheritage Sites Report, Neville Rosengren 2018
- Incorporated C230 Case Statement of Significance - Quilly Park, Part 55-Craigs Lane, Pearcedale, November
- Incorporated C215 Case - Tulliallan Incorporated Plan, June 2015
- Incorporated C224 Case - Brechin Gardens Incorporated Plan, April-2019
- Incorporated C229 Case - Statement of Significance - Willurah Park, Harkaway, March 2019
- Incorporated C230 Case - Statement of Significance - Eyrecourt, 221S Grices Road, Clyde North, November 2020
- Incorporated C230 Case - Statement of Significance - Glenlea, 32-42 Baker Road, Harkaway, November 2020
- Incorporated C230 Case Statement of Significance - Hillsley, 90-104 Robinson-Road, Narre Warren, November 2020
- Incorporated C231 Case Statement of Significance - Clover Cottage and Garden 54-60 Manuka Road, Berwick, February 2021
- Incorporated C231 Case Statement of Significance - Minard 62-70 Manuka Road, Berwick, March 2019
Please contact the City of Casey’s Heritage Planner on 9705 5200 for further information regarding any of the above.