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Amendment C137maro - Introducing an Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Local Planning Policy

Notice of Approval for Amendment C137maro to Maroondah Planning Scheme

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C137maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. The Amendment came into operation on 7 April 2022 as published in the Special Government Gazette.

The Amendment introduces a Local Planning Policy into the Maroondah Planning Scheme to provide policy guidance for Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD). The Policy requires applications to be accompanied by appropriate supporting information to demonstrate how the relevant Policy objectives will be achieved. Dependent on the scale of development, application requirements include either a Sustainable Design Assessment (SDA) or a Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) and/or a Green Travel Plan (GTP).

Exhibition of the Amendment commenced in January 2021 and closed in February 2021.

To find out more about the amendment please visit Council's Your Say Maroondah website

Information on the Amendment documentation is available on the Planning Victoria Amendment Maroondah C137maro webpage.

Council adoption

All the submissions received were presented to Council Meeting on 22 March 2021. In that meeting Council resolved to adopt Amendment C137maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme.

Further information

For further information please contact Council's Statutory Planning team on 1300 88 22 33.

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