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Amendment C130 – Ringwood MAC Masterplan

Notice of Approval of Amendment C130maro to Maroondah Planning Scheme

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C130maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. The Amendment came into operation on 10 December 2021 as published in the Victoria Government Gazette S700.

The Amendment updates the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) at Clauses 21.01, 21.02, 21.03, 21.06, 21.07, 21.08 and 21.10 to give effect to the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre Masterplan (Maroondah City Council, 2018).  

It rezones land within the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre to the Activity Centre Zone Schedule 1 (ACZ1), including rezoning land to the Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ).

It amends Schedule 1 to the Development Contributions Plan Overlay (DCPO1) and applies the DCPO1 across the activity centre area, amends Clause 72.08 to include the Masterplan as a Background Document, amends Clause 72.04 to include the Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre Development Contributions Plan, March 2019 as an incorporated document and deletes the Ringwood District Centre Development Contributions Plan, July 1997.

A copy of the Amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website at or by contacting 1800 789 386 to arrange a time to view the Amendment documentation and free of charge, at the Maroondah City Council website at and/or during office hours, at the offices of the Maroondah City Council, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.

Amendment C130maro 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 Panel Hearing for Amendment C130 was held by video conference on Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2020.   

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

The Panel heard this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

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

Panel report and witness statements

The Planning Panel report and Witness Statements for Amendment C130 can be viewed on our Your Say Maroondah website

Council Adoption

At its meeting of 14 December 2020, Council considered the Planning Panel recommendations and resolved to adopt Amendment C130, with changes.  Subsequently, Amendment C130 was forwarded to the Minister for adoption. 

Further information

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

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