Amendment C231

Proposed Public Acquisition Overlay, Prahran

The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C231 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.

The Amendment proposes to apply a Public Acquisition Overlay (Schedule 3) to the land at 55 Porter Street, and part of 18-22 Grattan Street, Prahran. The purpose of the overlay is to identify and reserve the 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 adopted the Public Realm Strategy in 2010 which provides the vision and direction for Stonnington’s public realm.  It works with other Council plans and strategies, like Chapel reVision and Strategies for Creating Open Space 2013, to increase public open space in areas under-provided for and in areas predicted to come under pressure to accommodate population growth.

A range of options has 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 C231, this is a proposal to identify and reserve land for future public open space.

Current Stage

Exhibition of the Amendment was undertaken from Thursday 30 June 2016 to Friday 5 August 2016.  Council will consider submissions made to the Amendment and whether to request an independent Planning Panel at an upcoming Council Meeting.  If you made a submission to the Amendment or are a property owner, you will be notified of this meeting. 

You can view the Amendment documents on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (‘the Department’) website, or under the Documentation area of this page.  Notification and information was sent to owners and occupiers of affected properties.

Contact Us

Any enquiries about proposed Amendment C231 should be directed to Becky Taylor on 8290 1395.


C231 Exhibited Documents

C231 Supporting Documents