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Amendment C130 – Ringwood MAC Masterplan

Council has prepared Amendment C130 to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. The Amendment implements the objectives and strategies of the Ringwood MAC Masterplan 2018 into the Planning Scheme through the application of local policy, zones and overlays.

Amendment C130 applies to land in the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre (MAC)

  • to the north, the Bypass from EastLink to Mt Dandenong Road
  • to the east, Ringwood Lake and Bedford Park to Pitt Street
  • to the south, Bedford Road, to Station Street then following the properties to the rear of Station Street through to Wantirna Road.  The boundary then follows the train line to New Street, then along Molan Street to Heatherdale Road (Municipal boundary)
  • to the west, the boundary follows Heatherdale Road to Maroondah Highway then the eastern side of EastLink through to the Bypass.

Exhibition of the Amendment commenced in February 2020 and closed in April 2020. 

Council considered the submissions received at the May 2020 Council meeting and resolved to forward the submissions to an independent planning panel.

Planning Panel appointed to consider submissions

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Directions Hearing for Amendment C130 was held by video conference on Monday 15 June 2020.

Parties to the Hearing were contacted by Planning Panels Victoria regarding these arrangements. 

The Main Hearing is scheduled to commence by video conference on Monday 20 July 2020 and will run for 5 days.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

To observe the Hearing proceedings, please contact Amy Selvaraj, Senior Project Officer at Planning Panels Victoria at to organise access. Please quote Amendment number Maroondah C130 when requesting access.

As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recordings.  

Witness statements

The witness statements for Amendment C130 can be viewed on our Your Say Maroondah website

Next steps

After the Planning Panel Hearing Council will receive a copy of the panel’s recommendations. Council will consider the recommendations in the report and resolve to adopt, make changes to or abandon Amendment C130. 

The full Amendment process is detailed on our Your Say Maroondah website

Further information

For further information on the Amendment, or if you have any queries please contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 1300 88 22 33. 

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