Proposed Public Acquisition Overlay Over 118 Union Street, Windsor
The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C193 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.
The Amendment proposes to apply a Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO3) to the land at 118 Union Street, Windsor. The purpose of the overlay is to identify and reserve land for future public open space.
The City of Stonnington has the second lowest amount of public open space per capita of any Victorian municipality at an average of just 20sqm per person. With an increasing population, this is set to decline. Council has prepared a 20-year plan to address this issue and adopted the Public Realm Strategy in 2010 and Strategies for Creating Open Space in 2013.
A range of options has been explored to work towards creating and improving open space across the Municipality. These include not just creating new space through negotiations with State Government organisations and other landowners, but improving existing areas, creating linkages, and, encouraging and providing alternative spaces.
In relation to Amendment C193, this is a proposal to identify and reserve land for future public open space. The Amendment will allow for the expansion of public open space subsequently creating positive environmental and social effects for the Windsor area. The expanded open space area will improve the quality of open space in Windsor Siding and improve safety and security within the Reserve by increasing passive surveillance from Union Street.
Exhibition of Amendment C193 closed on 3 February 2016. The exhibited Amendment documents can be found on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's website or under the Documentation area of this page.
A report will be prepared for Council to consider submissions and to request an independent Panel, as required, to consider the Amendment and submissions. A Panel hearing to consider submissions will be held in 2017.
Submitters will be advised of the exact dates as soon as they are available.
Any enquiries about the Amendment should be directed to Kate O’Regan in Strategic Planning on 8290 1395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
C193 Exhibited Documents