Amendment C285

Interwar, Post-war and Early Modern Neighbourhood Character Overlays

Stonnington City Council has prepared Amendment C285 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme, proposing to apply Neighbourhood Character Overlays and a Design and Development Overlay to four identified precincts – one in Prahran and three in Malvern East.

Current stage: Panel Hearing

Council has resolved to refer submissions received in relation to the amendment to an independent Panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

The Panel will hear submissions made about Amendment C285 and make recommendations or provide advice about whether or not the amendment should proceed. The Panel will give submitters an opportunity to present their key points at a public hearing.

A Directions Hearing will be held on Thursday 6 February 2020 and a Panel Hearing will be held from 3 March 2020 (running for 2-3 days) at the Malvern Town Hall.

More information on the planning panel process can be found on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Next steps

Following the Panel Hearing, a report will be prepared by the Panel member providing expert advice to Council regarding the submissions and Amendment. This Panel Report will be considered at a Council Meeting where any need to change the Amendment will be assessed and a decision on whether to adopt Amendment C285 will be made.

For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 8290 1395 or email strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Background

Stonnington City Council has prepared Amendment C285 to the Stonnington Planning Scheme, proposing to apply Neighbourhood Character Overlays and a Design and Development Overlay to four identified precincts. These precincts are:

Lalbert Crescent Precinct, Prahran

  • 535-541 (odd numbers) Orrong Road
  • All properties in Lalbert Crescent
  • 21-27 Kelvin Grove

Cairnes Crescent Precinct, Malvern East

  • All properties in Cairnes Crescent, except numbers 12 and 47-55

Bruce Street Precinct, Malvern East

  • All properties in Bruce Street
  • 29-33 (odd numbers) and 48-62 (even numbers) Sutherland Street
  • 1 and 3 Paul Street
  • 1-8 Thomas Street

Camino Terrace Precinct, Malvern East

  • 1-7 (odd numbers) and 2-18 (even numbers) Ramona Avenue
  • 2-16 Camino Terrace

Amendment C285 implements the findings of Stonnington Neighbourhood Character studies, particularly the Neighbourhood Character Review Addendum 2019. This review confirms previous findings that the above-mentioned Interwar, Post-war and Early Modern precincts exhibit a distinctive neighbourhood character that requires protection and enhancement.

Exhibition

Amendment C285 was exhibited from 10 October to 11 November 2019. The exhibited Amendment documents can be found in the documents section below.

Consideration of submissions

Following exhibition, Council considered submissions at its meeting on 16 December 2019. Council resolved to refer submissions to an independent panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

Documentation

C285 Exhibited Documents