Current planning scheme amendments

These amendments are current or have been completed within the last two months.

Post-war and Hidden Gems Heritage Review 2020 and Glen Eira Thematic Environmental History (Refresh) 2020 — C214glen

This amendment implements the findings of the City of Glen Eira Post-war and Hidden Gems Heritage Review 2020 by proposing to include the nominated sites within the Heritage Overlay.

Get more information about Amendment C214

168 Hawthorn Road Caulfield North Amendment — C217glen

Amendment C217 proposes to rezone the northern boundary of 168 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North from Commercial 1 Zone to General Residential Zone — Schedule 2.

Get more information about Amendment C217

Heritage Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh Amendment — C204glen

Planning Scheme Amendment C204 proposes to apply a heritage overlay to places and precincts in Elsternwick, to implement part of the Glen Eira Heritage Review of Elsternwick Structure Plan Area 2019.

The amendment proposes to:

  • implement some of the recommendations of the Glen Eira Heritage Review of Elsternwick Structure Plan Area 2019 Stage 2 Report (last revised 20 March 2020) by including two proposed precincts and twelve proposed individual places within the Heritage Overlay
  • include the proposed Glenhuntly Tram Terminus Estate Shops Heritage Precinct within the Heritage Overlay (HO159)
  • amend existing HO72 by removing a number of non-contributory properties
  • remove two properties from existing Heritage Overlay (HO69).

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Field Street Precinct Amendment — C197glen

The land affected by proposed Amendment C197glen is 1–31, 33, 35 and 37 Field Street, Bentleigh. The Amendment proposes to apply a Heritage Overlay (HO188) to the land.

The amendment also seeks to:

  • Amend the Schedule to Clause 43.01 — Heritage Overlay to include HO188.
  • Amend Schedule 4 to Clause 43.02 — Design and Development Overlay to remove reference to the Field Street character area.
  • Amend Schedule 3 Clause 43.05 — Neighbourhood Character Overlay to remove reference to the Field Street character area.
  • Amend the Schedule to Clause 72.04 to include the Statement of Significance for HO188.
  • Amend Map No. 3HO to apply a Heritage Overlay HO188 as per the attached map.
  • Amend Map No. 3NCO to delete the Neighbourhood Character Overlay (NCO3) as per the attached map.
  • Amend Map No. 3DDO to delete the Design and Development Overlay (DDO4) as per the attached map.

The Panel hearing took place on Tuesday 22 September via zoom.

Council received the Panel Report from Planning Panels Victoria on Friday 25 September 2020 detailing their recommendations for the Field Street Precinct.

The Panel recommends the Amendment C197glen be adopted as exhibited subject to further recommendations from Council contained in the report.

Current status: The Amendment was gazetted into the Glen Eira Planning Scheme on 10 June 2021.

View the Tuesday 24 November Council meeting minutes

Get more information about the Field Street Precinct

Carnegie and Bentleigh Structure Plan Heritage Review Amendment — C190glen

The land affected by the amendment C190glen includes the following land parcels and precincts in Bentleigh, Carnegie and Brighton East.
Land parcels:

  • 24 Elliott Avenue, Carnegie
  • 56 Thomas Street, Brighton East
  • No's 178, 200, 325, 385, 411, 438 and 438B Centre Road, Bentleigh
  • No's 181 and 185 Koornang Road, Carnegie
  • 234 and 254 Neerim Road, Carnegie
  • No’s 1118 and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie
  • 1A Toolambool Road Carnegie
  • Carnegie Railway Station Reserve Koornang Road, Carnegie

Precincts:

  • Albert Flatman’s Estates Precinct, Carnegie
  • Bentleigh Heights Estate Precinct, Bentleigh
  • Bentleigh Residential Precinct, Bentleigh
  • Carnegie Residential Precinct, Carnegie
  • Rose Hill Estate Precinct, Bentleigh
  • Grand View Estate Shops, Bentleigh
  • Carnegie Retail Precinct, Carnegie
  • Glenhuntly Tram Terminus Estate Shops, Carnegie
  • Bentleigh Retail Precinct, Bentleigh
  • Shops, 369–377 Centre Road, Bentleigh

A detailed description of selected properties affected within each precinct is included in the Explanatory Report.

The amendment proposes to implement the recommendations of the:

  • Glen Eira Heritage Review of Bentleigh and Carnegie Structure Plan Areas (Residential) 2019 Stage 2 Report prepared by RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd.
  • Glen Eira Heritage Review of Bentleigh and Carnegie Structure Plan Areas (Commercial) 2018 Stage 2 Report prepared by RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd.
  • Heritage Report: Former Methodist Church, 254 Neerim Road and 1A Toolambool Road, Carnegie reviewed and prepared by Heritage Alliance (2019).

The amendment proposes to make changes to the Glen Eira Planning Scheme to implement the recommendations of the above listed heritage reports, through changes to the Municipal Strategic Statement, local planning policy, Heritage Overlay, Design and Development Overlay, Neighbourhood Character Overlay, operational provisions and planning scheme maps.

Council received the Panel Report from Planning Panels Victoria on 23 December 2020.

The Panel recommends the Amendment C190 be adopted as exhibited with a few minor changes contained in the report. 

Council resolved to adopt the Amendment as exhibited with a few minor changes at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 16 March 2021.

Current status: Council resolved to adopt the Amendment on 16 March 2021. Officers will now proceed to lodge the Amendment with the Minister for Planning for approval. 

Get more information about the Carnegie and Bentleigh Structure Plan Heritage Review

Extension to the Interim Heritage Overlay Amendment — C226glen

The amendment extends the existing interim heritage overlay that applies to selected places and precincts within Elsternwick until 29 July 2022. The amendment was gazetted on 30 July 2021. —

Get more information about Amendment C226glen

Public Open Space Amendment — C218glen

Planning Scheme Amendment C218glen proposes to increase the public open space contribution rate to 8.3 per cent to expand Glen Eira’s public open space network and improve existing open space.

The amendment proposes to amend the Glen Eira Planning Scheme by:

  • Increasing the public open space contribution rate from 5.7 per cent to 8.3 per cent
  • Replacing the existing Public Open Space Contribution Policy with a new policy.
  • Incorporating the following documents into the Planning Scheme:
    • City of Glen Eira Open Space Strategy Refresh 2020 (adopted 9 June 2020)
    • City of Glen Eira Open Space Strategy Refresh Update of the Public Open Space Contributions Program (2 November 2020)

The Directions Hearing will be held: 10am, Tuesday, 13 April 2022

You should attend the Directions Hearing if you:

  • are new to the Panel process or wish to participate in the Hearing
  • have questions about the Panel process or wish to raise procedural issues.

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Planning Scheme Update — C220glen

Planning Scheme Amendment C220 proposes to change the Glen Eira Planning Scheme to reflect updated policies and strategies recently endorsed by Council. It also proposes changes to how information is set out per reforms introduced through the State Government.

The amendment proposes to:

  • update the Glen Eira Planning Scheme to reflect the recently endorsed Open Space Strategy (Refresh), Integrated Transport Strategy, City Plan, and Parking Policy and Environmental Sustainability Strategy, now replaced by our Climate Emergency Response Strategy
  • change the structure of the Glen Eira Planning Scheme, amending how information is set out per reforms introduced through the State Government’s Smart Planning Program.

The Directions Hearing will be held: 10am, Tuesday, 12 April 2022

You should attend the Directions Hearing if you:

  • are new to the Panel process or wish to participate in the Hearing
  • have questions about the Panel process or wish to raise procedural issues.

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Specific Control Overlay to Caulfield Racecourse — C229glen

The amendment proposes to apply a Specific Controls Overlay (SCO7) to the land at Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East, introduce an incorporated document, ‘Caulfield Racecourse (Works Packages 3-5), Station Street, Caulfield East, November 2021’ and make other associated changes to the Glen Eira Planning Scheme to facilitate buildings and works for Works Packages 3-5. The amendment was gazetted on 24 December 2021.

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Extension of interim planning controls for Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick on C1Z and MUZ land — C228glen

The interim Design and Development Overlays (DDOs) in the Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick major activity centres expired at the end of March 2022. The Minister for Planning has granted an extension of the DDOs to 30 June 2023 over commercial and mixed-use land only. This will limit development while Council undertakes the significant strategic work needed to introduce permanent controls.

Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick major activity centres have had interim planning controls in place since August 2018. Council’s original request was to extend the controls over the residential land as well as the commercial and mixed-use land. However, given the length of time the interims have been in place, the Minister granted this extension only over land that does not otherwise have a height limit in the zone (the commercial and mixed-use land).

For any residential land formerly under the interim DDOs, the zone will now dictate height. Height limits are mandatory, as follows: 

  • 2 storeys in Neighbourhood Residential
  • 3 storeys in General Residential
  • 4 storeys in Residential Growth

The Urban Villages Policy and other overlays contained in the Glen Eira Planning Scheme will provide additional guidance for development proposals in residential land that is no longer covered by the interim DDOs.  

Click on the links to view maps showing where the interim DDOs have been removed:

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Extension of interim Heritage Overlays in Bentleigh and Carnegie — C232glen

The amendment proposes to extend the interim Heritage Overlays for Rose Hill Estate and Glenhuntly Tram Terminus Estate Shops and reorder the schedule to the Heritage Overlay. The amendment was gazetted on 24 December 2021.

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113 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North combined Amendment and Permit Application — C233glen

The Amendment proposes to include the land at 113 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, in the Schedule to Clause 52.02 to enable the variation of the Restrictive Covenant contained in Instruments of Transfer 0857033 and 0896633 to allow up to six dwellings on the land in combination with Application for Planning Permit GE/DP-34762/2021 for the construction of a building comprising six dwellings and a basement car park and alteration of access to a road in a Transport Zone 2, to be considered concurrently in accordance with Section 96A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

You can view the plans and documentation on the website by searching the address 113 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North or application number GE/DP-34762/2021.