Glenferrie Road and High Street Activity Centre
The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C223 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme which applies to the Glenferrie Road and High Street Activity Centre and adjoining Wattletree Road area.
Glenferrie Road and High Street Activity Centre is an important Centre in Melbourne’s inner south east. The Centre currently provides a range of local retail, commercial and professional services and it is likely to experience a moderate level of population growth over time. Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 requires that future population growth be accommodated in existing Activity Centres across Melbourne.
In summary, Amendment C223 proposes three new planning controls to manage future built form including preferred heights and setbacks and high quality urban design outcomes.
The proposed new controls include:
- Design and Development Overlay (DDO19) to guide built form outcomes including preferred maximum building heights and setbacks.
- New schedules to the residential zones on Wattletree Road to set preferred maximum heights.
- Development Plan Overlay (DPO3) for Malvern Central and adjoining railway land. This site has been identified as capable of accommodating some reasonably higher density mixed-use development to support the long-term viability of the Activity Centre.
For further information and background documents including the Structure Plan, refer to the Documentation and Exhibited Documents area of this page.
Consultation with Submitters
At its meeting on 5 December 2016 Council resolved to host a series of focus groups with community members who made a submission in relation to Amendment C223. Six focus groups were held from 15 to 29 March 2017. The purpose of the focus groups is to enable submitters to have their views fully heard and learn more about the Amendment process.
Following consideration of submissions at the Council meeting on 21 August 2017, Council adopted a position in support of Amendment C223, with changes, and resolved to refer the submissions to an independent Panel.
A Directions Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday 6 September 2017 at the Council Chamber, Malvern Town Hall. The Directions Hearing is chaired by the Panel members and is held to consider any preliminary matters including the Hearing timetable.
The Panel Hearing will be scheduled later in the year.
The Panel folders can be viewed at Council’s Planning Counter, Stonnington City Council, 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
Following the Panel Hearing a report will prepared by the Panel. The Panel report and its recommendations will be considered at a future Council meeting.
For more information about Amendment C223 please contact the City of Stonnington’s Strategic Planning Team on 8290 1395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org