Amendment C186

Increase to Public Open Space Contributions

The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C186 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.

About the Amendment

The Amendment reviews the current operation of Open Space Contributions via the schedule to Clause 52.01 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.


Exhibition of the Amendment ran from 14 November to 20 December 2013.

Council received 19 submissions in response to Amendment C186.

Council considered submissions on Amendment C186 at its meeting on 3 February 2014 and resolved to request the Minister for Planning to appoint a Panel to hear all submissions and consider the Amendment.

Planning Panel

The Panel Hearing was over two parts, the first part commencing on 4 and 5 June 2014 and the second part being held on 1, 2 and 3 December 2014.

Next Steps

Following completion of the Hearing, a Report prepared by the Panel was received by Council on 22 January 2015. A copy of the Panel Report is available under the Documentation area of this page.

Council considered the Panel recommendations and adopted the Amendment with changes on 23 March 2015 (this report can be viewed under the Documentation area in the C186 Council Reports folder).

Council has adopted the Amendment proposing an open space contribution rate of 8% to the west of the Municipality due to the need and shortfall of open space evident in South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and Armadale and 5% in the remaining suburbs.

The adopted Amendment has been forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.


Notice of approval of the Amendment was published in the General Government Gazette on 2 July 2015.

The Amendment was approved in line with Council's adopted version of the Amendment.

The approved version of the documents are attached under the Documentation area.

How to find out more

Any enquiries about the Amendment should be directed to Strategic Planning on 8290 1395.


C186 Approved Documents

C186-Panel-Report-January-2015.pdf(PDF, 698KB)

C186 Council Reports