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Amendment C136maro – Croydon South Greyfield Precinct

Council has prepared Amendment C136maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. 

Amendment C136maro applies to the Croydon South Greyfield Precinct bound by Bayswater Road to the west, Eastfield Road to the north, Thomas Street to the south and Blazey Road to the east.

The Amendment proposes to rezone the Precinct from Neighbourhood Residential Zone to General Residential Zone Schedule 3 and introduce a Development Plan Overlay Schedule 8 and Development Contributions Plan Schedule 3.

The Amendment also proposes to introduce the Design Framework and Concept Plan, Croydon South Greyfield Precinct, 2019 as a Reference Document to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. Other changes are also proposed to the Municipal Strategic Statement and the Local Planning Policy within the Maroondah Planning Scheme to support the strategic basis for the Amendment and update the policy application.

Background

To find out more about the amendment please visit the Your Say Maroondah page

The Amendment was publicly exhibited from 28 January 2021 to 26 February 2021 and received eight submissions.  During the exhibition period, anyone was able to make a submission to Council on the Amendment. 

At its meeting of 22 March 2021, Council considered submissions received to the Amendment and resolved to request the appointment of a Planning Panel. An independent Planning Panel was appointed by the Minister for Planning to consider submissions to the Amendment.  The panel held a Directions Hearing on 17 May 2021 and a Public Hearing via video conference on Monday 28 June and Tuesday 29 June 2021.  

Planning Panel report

The Independent Planning Panel considered submissions made to the Maroondah Planning Scheme Amendment C136 at the above-noted hearing.  At its meeting of 20 September 2021, Council resolved to adopt Amendment C136 in keeping with the Panel recommendations. Amendment C136 has since been forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.  

Maroondah Planning Scheme Amendment C136 Panel Report  (pdf, 924KB)

Planning Panel - Expert Witness Report

Below are the expert witness statements presented at the panel hearing. 

Plan2Place Consulting  (pdf, 12MB)
Hill PDA Consulting  (pdf, 3MB)

Key documents 

Council Part A Submission  (pdf, 313KB)

Council Part A Submission Attachments

Attachment 1 - Map of Ringwood Precinct  (pdf, 2MB)

Attachment 2 - Map of Croydon South Precinct  (pdf, 2MB)

Attachment 3 - Letter of authorisation to prepare Amendment C134  (pdf, 207KB)

Attachment 4 - Letter of authorisation to prepare Amendment C136  (pdf, 203KB)

Attachment 5 - Minutes of Council Meeting of 22 March 2020  (pdf, 103KB)

Attachment 5 - Report to Council Meeting of 22 March 2020  (pdf, 103KB)

 Attachment 6 - Summary of, and repsonse to, second CCS submission  (pdf, 110KB)

Attachment 7 - Chronology of Events  (pdf, 111KB)

The amendment documents can also be viewed at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website

Further information

For further information on the Amendment, or if you have any queries please contact Council's Strategic Planning team on 9298 4250. 

27/01/2021
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