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Amendment C142maro – 35 Alto Avenue Croydon-Heritage Overlay HO147

Council has prepared Amendment C142maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. Amendment C142maro applies to 35 Alto Avenue Croydon.

The Amendment proposes to apply heritage protection to 35 Alto Avenue, Croydon and replace the interim heritage protection with permanent heritage protection.

Updates - 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.

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 will report its findings to Council and can make recommendations to Council. Council will then consider the Panel Report and decide whether or not to adopt the amendment, with or without changes. 

The Minister for Planning will make 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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