Proposed Public Acquisition Overlay Over Specified Land
The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C197 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.
The Amendment proposes to apply a Public Acquisition Overlay (Schedule 3) to the land at 1A Fulton Street, and 10 and 14 Aubrey Street, Armadale. The purpose of the overlay is to identify land for future public open space.
Following the Panel Hearing on 26 May 2015, the Panel’s Report was released publically. The Report recommends that Council abandon the Amendment.
At its meeting on 7 September 2015, Council considered under confidential business the Panel’s Report and resolved to defer consideration of the decision to abandon or adopt the Amendment until mid-2016 following the preparation of a revised Toorak Park Masterplan.
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 Council adopted the Public Realm Strategy in 2010 and the Strategies for Creating Open Space in 2013.
A range of options have been explored to work towards creating open space across the Municipality. These include not just creating new space through negotiations with State Government organisations and other landowners, but improving the quality of existing areas, creating linkages, and, encouraging and providing alternative spaces.
In relation to Amendment C197, this is a proposal to identify and reserve land for future public open space to improve the quality of active and passive open space in the locality.
Exhibition of the Amendment commenced on 13 November 2014 and closed on Monday 2 February 2015. This time to receive submissions was extended from the statutory exhibition period of Monday 15 December 2014. The exhibited Amendment documents can be found under the Documentation area of this page.
Council received 130 submissions and two petitions.
Council considered the submissions (including petitions) to Amendment C197 at its meeting on 30 March 2015. Council resolved to request the Minister for Planning to appoint a Panel to hear the submissions and consider the Amendment. The Report to Council to consider submissions to Amendment C197, including a summary of the submissions and Council’s response is available on Council's website in the Council Meetings section.
Council requested the Minister for Planning to appoint an independent Panel to assess the amendment and the submissions. The Panel Hearing was held on Tuesday 26 May 2015.
The Panel has prepared a report outlining its recommendations in regards to the Amendment which was released to Council on 15 July 2015. A copy of this report can be viewed under the Documentation area of this page.
Any enquiries about the Amendment should be directed to Becky Taylor on 8290 1351.
C197 Panel Documents
C197 Supporting Documents
C197 Exhibited Documents