Glen Eira plans for the future

Published on 10 August 2016

Glen Eira City Council adopted the Glen Eira Planning Scheme Review at a Council Meeting on Tuesday 9 August.

Council is required to review its Planning Scheme on a regular basis.

The Planning Scheme is a statutory document that guides and shapes development in Glen Eira. It includes State Government provisions as well as local policies specific to Glen Eira and a strategic vision for the municipality.

Council undertook an extensive community engagement process to review its Planning Scheme, which included:

  • six community engagement meetings;
  • Leader newspaper advertisements;
  • information on Council’s website;
  • articles in the April, May and June 2016 editions of Glen Eira News;
  • providing information at Council libraries; and
  • letters to stakeholders (permit applicants, referral authorities, community groups and traders’ associations).

More than 430 people participated in the discussion with 247 attending the scheduled meetings and 68 participating via the Have Your Say online forum. A total of 122 submissions were received.

The final community engagement meeting was a great success. It presented an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on a draft work plan and help prioritise issues facing the community.

The final work plan was formed based on feedback from community engagement, meetings and written submissions.

The work plan adopted by Council includes projects that will cover:

  • developing a shared vision for the development of our activity centres;
  • managing the impact of development on neighbourhood character;
  • identifying and protecting heritage;
  • open space;
  • developer contributions for infrastructure;
  • managing car parking, traffic and transport;
  • facilitating more sustainable design;
  • transitioning the scale of development between residential and commercial areas;
  • stricter design standards for multi-dwelling developments; and
  • protection of canopy trees for development sites.

The Planning Scheme Review report and work plan will now be submitted to the Minister for Planning.

Implementation of the work plan will commence once the report has been submitted.

Council would like to thank those who took the time to attend community engagement meetings, submit feedback, take the online survey and contribute to the discussion.