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Amendment C116maro

Minister’s approval under consideration

Council resolved on 18 November 2019 to adopt Amendment C116maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme in accordance with the Panel’s recommendation.

Following adoption of the Amendment Council sought approval of the Amendment by the Minister.  

The Minister is currently considering the approval of Amendment C116maro.

Council requested the Minister for Planning to apply an interim heritage overlay to the properties within the Jubilee Park Study area (Amendments C135maro former C117). This will prevent demolition of locally significant heritage places whilst the permanent controls under Amendment C116 are considered by the Minister for approval.  

Panel hearing  and report

An Independent Planning Panel considered the submissions received to the Maroondah Planning Scheme Amendment C116 and made recommendations to Council. The panel hearing was a public event held 21-23 August 2019.

Following the Panel hearing, Council has received the Panel report for Amendment C116.

Amendment C116 Panel Report  (pdf, 3MB)

Next steps

Council will consider whether to adopt Amendment C116 or part of it, with or without changes, at an upcoming Council meeting on 18 November 2019.   

If the Amendment is adopted, it will be submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval.

For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 9298 4598 or email

Further information

Download a copies of Council’s expert witness reports:

Natica Schmeder - witness report

Natica Schmeder Landmark Heritage Pty Ltd - Expert Witness Report  (pdf, 7MB)

Claire Scott - witness reports

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement  (pdf, 150KB)

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex A)  (pdf, 141KB)

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex B)  (pdf, 1MB)

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex C)  (pdf, 1MB)

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex D)  (pdf, 134KB)

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex E - Volume 1)  (pdf, 15MB)
Please note this is a large file when downloading**

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex E - Volume 2)  (pdf, 32MB)
Please note this is a large file when downloading**

Claire Scott - Expert Witness Statement (Annex F)  (pdf, 102KB)  

Hard copies of the witness report are also available during office hours, at Maroondah City Council City Offices Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.

To find out more about the panel hearing proceedings please contact Council on 1300 88 22 33. 

Amendment C116 responds to the Maroondah Housing Strategy and it is an amendment to the Maroondah Planning Scheme relating to land in the Jubilee Park area. 

The Amendment proposes to:

  • apply a Heritage Overlay (HO) to properties
  • apply a Neighbourhood Character Overlay (NCO);
  • rezone land from General Residential Zone to Neighbourhood Residential Zone - Schedule 5 (NRZ5).

The Amendment is in response to the recommendations of the Jubilee Park Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Study Final Report, February 2018.

The Amendment was initially exhibited between 29 October 2018 and 13 December 2018. The public notification period was subsequently extended between 21 February 2019 to 20 March 2019. See the consultation page on Your Say Maroondah

A total of 71 submissions were received of which 3 were duplicate submissions, with 47 objecting to the Amendment and twenty 21 in support of the Amendment. 

Following exhibition of the Amendment Council referred the submissions to an Independent Panel.

At the panel hearing submitters had an opportunity to present their submissions.  

The Planning Panel has reported its findings to Council and made recommendations to Council. Council will then consider the Panel Report and decide whether or not to adopt the amendment, with or without changes.  

The Minister for Planning will be making the final decision regarding the approval of the Amendment.

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