Amendment C231 - Rezoning of 34-40, 37-43 and 42-50 Moore Road, Vermont

Consultation has concluded

Feedback on Amendment C231 concluded on 20 September 2021.

Amendment C231 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme proposes to rezone three properties located at 34-40, 37-43 and 42-50 Moore Road, Vermont from the General Residential Zone Schedule 5 (GRZ5) to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, Schedule 3 (NRZ3).

As part of a city-wide planning scheme amendment in 2014, the Minister for Planning rezoned these three properties at the south end of Moore Road to GRZ5. The GRZ5 does not reflect City of Whitehorse’s vision for housing in this area and is not consistent with the Neighbourhood Residential Zone and limited change classification that applies to the surrounding residential area.

The Whitehorse Housing Strategy 2014 identified the surrounding residential area as limited change. Limited change areas represent the lowest degree of intended residential growth and have specific valued characteristics, such as environmental and heritage, which are to be protected. In a limited change area, development needs to be of a scale, form and character that is consistent with the surrounding area. Council has initiated this Amendment to ensure that the residential zone applying to the three properties listed above aligns with Council’s vision for housing in this area.

Further background on the Amendment is available in the document link opposite.

How to Have Your Say

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to Council. Submissions must:

  • be made in writing (via submission link below or by post or email)
  • clearly state the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicate what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make
  • provide the submitter’s name and contact information

Submitter name and contact details are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 20 September 2021.

Written submissions can be made via:

Online:Complete the online submission form below
Mail:Strategic Planning Unit, Amendment C231

Whitehorse City Council

Locked Bag 2

NUNAWADING VIC 3131
Email:customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au


The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect during office hours free of charge for two months from when the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

What happens next?

Once the submission period has closed, Council will review all comments and determine how to proceed. If there are submissions that Council cannot resolve, Council will request the Minister for Planning to appoint an independent planning panel to review the Amendment and hear all submissions.

The independent panel will make recommendations in a report to Council. Council will then consider the Panel report and determine whether or not to adopt the Amendment.

If Council chooses to adopt the Amendment, the next step is to request approval from the Minister for Planning.

If you have any questions about the Amendment please contact Council’s City Planning and Development Department on 9262 6303.


PRIVACY STATEMENT
Any personal information you may include in any submission to Council on the Amendment is collected for planning purposes in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The public may view the submissions whilst the Amendment is being considered and for two months after the Amendment comes into operation or lapses. In accordance with the “Improving Access to Planning Documents” Practice Note dated December 1999, a copy of your submission may be made available upon request. You may access this information by contacting Council on 9262 6303.



Feedback on Amendment C231 concluded on 20 September 2021.

Amendment C231 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme proposes to rezone three properties located at 34-40, 37-43 and 42-50 Moore Road, Vermont from the General Residential Zone Schedule 5 (GRZ5) to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, Schedule 3 (NRZ3).

As part of a city-wide planning scheme amendment in 2014, the Minister for Planning rezoned these three properties at the south end of Moore Road to GRZ5. The GRZ5 does not reflect City of Whitehorse’s vision for housing in this area and is not consistent with the Neighbourhood Residential Zone and limited change classification that applies to the surrounding residential area.

The Whitehorse Housing Strategy 2014 identified the surrounding residential area as limited change. Limited change areas represent the lowest degree of intended residential growth and have specific valued characteristics, such as environmental and heritage, which are to be protected. In a limited change area, development needs to be of a scale, form and character that is consistent with the surrounding area. Council has initiated this Amendment to ensure that the residential zone applying to the three properties listed above aligns with Council’s vision for housing in this area.

Further background on the Amendment is available in the document link opposite.

How to Have Your Say

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to Council. Submissions must:

  • be made in writing (via submission link below or by post or email)
  • clearly state the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicate what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make
  • provide the submitter’s name and contact information

Submitter name and contact details are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 20 September 2021.

Written submissions can be made via:

Online:Complete the online submission form below
Mail:Strategic Planning Unit, Amendment C231

Whitehorse City Council

Locked Bag 2

NUNAWADING VIC 3131
Email:customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au


The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect during office hours free of charge for two months from when the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

What happens next?

Once the submission period has closed, Council will review all comments and determine how to proceed. If there are submissions that Council cannot resolve, Council will request the Minister for Planning to appoint an independent planning panel to review the Amendment and hear all submissions.

The independent panel will make recommendations in a report to Council. Council will then consider the Panel report and determine whether or not to adopt the Amendment.

If Council chooses to adopt the Amendment, the next step is to request approval from the Minister for Planning.

If you have any questions about the Amendment please contact Council’s City Planning and Development Department on 9262 6303.


PRIVACY STATEMENT
Any personal information you may include in any submission to Council on the Amendment is collected for planning purposes in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The public may view the submissions whilst the Amendment is being considered and for two months after the Amendment comes into operation or lapses. In accordance with the “Improving Access to Planning Documents” Practice Note dated December 1999, a copy of your submission may be made available upon request. You may access this information by contacting Council on 9262 6303.