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Amendment C116maro

Update - Minister approval

Jubilee Park heritage area - Permanent Heritage Controls 

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C116maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. The Amendment came into operation on 20 November 2020 when the notice was published in the Victoria Government Gazette S596.

The Amendment implements the Jubilee Park Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Study by applying the Heritage Overlay, introducing and applying Schedule 3 to the Neighbourhood Character Overlay, rezoning land to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone and making other consequential changes to the Maroondah Planning Scheme.

A copy of the Amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website or alternatively you can view the documents

To find out more about this Amendment, please contact the Strategic Planning Team on  1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.

Council adoption 

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.  

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)

Further information

For further information contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.

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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