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Amendment C142maro – 35 Alto Avenue Croydon-Heritage Overlay HO147

35 Alto Avenue Croydon- Permanent Heritage controls

Notice of Approval of Amendment C142maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme

Please note that the Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C142maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme.  The Amendment came into operation on 30 September 2021 as published in the Victoria Government Gazette G39.

The Amendment applies Heritage Overlay (HO) to the property at 35 Alto Avenue, Croydon on a permanent basis. The Heritage Overlay was placed in the interim by Amendment C141maro.

A copy of the Amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website or by contacting 1800 789 386 to arrange a time to view the Amendment documentation.

A copy of the Amendment can also be inspected, free of charge, at the Maroondah City Council website or during office hours at the offices of Maroondah City Council - 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood.

Panel Hearing and report

An Independent Planning Panel considered submissions received to the Maroondah Planning Scheme Amendment C142maro and made recommendations to Council.

The panel hearing was a public event held on 13 April 2021 by video conference.

Council received the Panel Report for Amendment C142maro and formally considered the report at the 24 May 2021 Council Meeting.

Maroondah Planning Scheme Amendment C142maro Panel Report  (pdf, 768KB)  (pdf, 768KB)

Planning Panel- Expert Witness Reports

Below are the expert witness statements that were be presented at the panel hearing:

Maroondah City Council: Heritage Expert Witness Report- Built Heritage Pty Ltd  (pdf, 7MB)

Termo Group Pty Ltd: Expert Witness Report: Buildspect Building Consultants  (pdf, 5MB)

Key documents

Council Part A Submission  (pdf, 1MB)

Council Part A Submission  (docx, 224KB)

Council Part A Submission attachments  (pdf, 10MB)

Hard copies of Expert Witness Reports and Planning Scheme Amendment documentation are available for viewing during office hours, at Maroondah City Council City Offices, Realm 179 Maroondah Highway Ringwood and Croydon Library,  at 5 Civic Square Croydon.

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


The Amendment was placed on public exhibition between 26 October 2020 and 30 November 2020.

A total of seven submissions were received during the advertising period.  

Following exhibition of the amendment, Council considered the submissions received and resolved at its meeting on 14 December 2020 to refer the submissions to an independent panel.

At the panel, submitters had have an opportunity to present their submissions. 

Planning Panels Victoria reported its findings to Council and made recommendations to Council. Council then considered the Panel Report and decided whether or not to adopt the amendment, with or without changes. 

Council adoption

Council resolved on 24 May 2021 to adopt Amendment C142maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme in accordance with the Panel’s recommendation.

Following adoption of the Amendment Council has requested approval of the Amendment by the Minister.

The Minister for Planning then makes the final decision regarding the approval of the Amendment.

To find out more about the amendment please visit Council's 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 or 9298 4598. 

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