C186 - Increase to Public Open Space Contributions

The City of Stonnington has prepared Amendment C186 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme.

Exhibition

Exhibition of the Amendment ran from 14 November to 20 December 2013.

Council received 19 submissions in response to Amendment C186.

Council considered submissions on Amendment C186 at its meeting on 3 February 2014 and resolved to request the Minister for Planning to appoint a Panel to hear all submissions and consider the Amendment.

Planning Panel

The Panel Hearing was over two parts, the first part commencing on 4 and 5 June 2014 and the second part being held on 1, 2 and 3 December 2014.

Next Steps

Following completion of the Hearing, a Report prepared by the Panel was received by Council on 22 January 2015. A copy of the Panel Report is available under the Documentation section on this page.

Council considered the Panel recommendations and adopted the Amendment with changes on 23 March 2015 (this report can be viewed in the Documentation area under the C186 Council Reports folder).

Council has adopted the Amendment proposing an open space contribution rate of 8% to the west of the Municipality due to the need and shortfall of open space evident in South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and Armadale and 5% in the remaining suburbs.

The adopted Amendment has been forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.

How to find out more

Any enquiries about the Amendment should be directed to Strategic Planning on 8290 1395.