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.
The Amendment was exhibited from 21 July to 22 August 2016. 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.
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 Panel Hearing was held for 8 days, beginning 31 October 2017, at Planning Panels Victoria.
Following the Panel Hearing a report will be prepared by the Panel. On receiving the Panel report, Council will release the report within 28 days. 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
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