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Heritage Recognition Program Policy & Strategy

About the Heritage Recognition Program

Over the past several years, the City of Port Phillip has managed a program of heritage site identification and marking. Sites of historical significance have been selected for marking within the City. Each site is marked with a discrete plaque that provides a short paragraph about the site's history. The heritage plaques aim to trigger interest in a place, and to encourage further exploration of Port Phillip's history.

Staff and Councillors work with representatives of the Port Melbourne and St Kilda historical societies to select the sites on an annual basis. Potential sites must adhere to a set of criteria outlined in the Heritage Recognition Program Policy and Strategy.

Thirty-five sites have so far been selected to be fitted with markers. These sites represent the diverse history of the area, and explore themes such as the arts and entertainment, transport, noteworthy residents, industry, commerce and architecture. For more information, visit the Heritage Recognition Program on Council’s heritage website


Contact Us or use eServices to ask us a question, request information or give us feedback online. Ask for the Cultural Heritage Coordinator.