Carnegie and Bentleigh Structure Plan Heritage Review Planning Scheme Amendment C190glen

The Glen Eira City Council has prepared Amendment C190glen to the Glen Eira Planning Scheme. The land affected by the amendment includes the following land parcels and precincts in Bentleigh, Carnegie and Brighton East.

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Land affected by the Amendment

The Amendment applies to 15 individual heritage places, 9 heritage precincts and 1 precinct extension in Bentleigh and Carnegie. 

What does the amendment do?

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.
  • Former Methodist Church, 254 Neerim Road and 1A Toolambool Road, Carnegie reviewed and prepared by Heritage Alliance (2019).

The amendment seeks 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.  The detailed list of proposed changes is included in the Explanatory Report, which can be found at document three below. 

Why is the Amendment required?

In 2018 and 2019, Council engaged heritage consultants to identify potential heritage places in Bentleigh and Carnegie. The respective studies focussed separately on the commercial and residential areas of that land within the Bentleigh and Carnegie designated activity centre boundaries.

A review of the existing citation for the former Methodist Church located at 254 Neerim Road/1A Toolambool Road Carnegie was also prepared.

In response to the findings and recommendations of these studies, Council has adopted all studies, and  has prepared a proposed planning scheme amendment which aims to protect those identified heritage places. 

The Heritage Overlay is the appropriate planning mechanism to protect the heritage values of this precinct as the Heritage Overlay requires a planning permit to be granted for buildings and works, including demolition, that could affect the significance of the precinct.

Panel Hearing

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, a Directions Hearing for Glen Eira Planning Scheme Amendment C190glen was held by video conference on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

The Main Hearing is scheduled to commence by video conference at 10am on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

To observe the Pannel Hearing, you can access the live stream at Glen Eira C190glen: Panel Hearing

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Interactive map

To see an interactive map of the area.

Council's Part A Submission

Council's Part A Submission was circulated on Monday 19 October 2020.

Expert Witness Statements

Anthony Hemingway's expert evidence statement – October 2020

John Briggs expert evidence statement – 19 October 2020

Amendment Documents