Amendments

A suite of planning scheme amendments have been prepared to further the implementation of the objectives of the Doncaster Hill Strategy including

AMENDMENT C30

Amendment C30 combines three separate, but related items, by introducing a Development Contributions Plan (DCP) within the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre; introducing a Public Acquisition Overlay over a number of properties within and surrounding the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre and specifies a mandatory public open space contribution rate of five per cent for all subdivision applications within Doncaster Hill.

The Independent Panel heard the submissions to Amendment C30 and the related Amendment C37 in August 2004 and a Panel Report was delivered in December 2004. The Report recommended that Council adopt C30 and C37 with some changes. Council supported the Panel's recommendations, with changes being made to the Amendments in accordance with the Panel Report and the Amendments were forwarded to the Minister for Planning in June 2005.

Amendment C30 and C37 was lodged for Ministerial approval in June 2005. Amendment C30 was approved by the Minister for Planning and incorporated into the Manningham Planning Scheme on 8 September 2005.

View Amendment C30

AMENDMENT C33

Amendment C33 references the Doncaster Hill Strategy (October 2002) within the Manningham Planning Scheme. It includes a variety of planning tools to ensure that the environmental, social, economic, cultural, landscape and visual attributes of the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre are protected and enhanced.

Amendment C33 was approved by the Minister for Planning and was incorporated into the Manningham Planning Scheme on February 26, 2004.

View planning documentation for Amendment C33.    

AMENDMENT C35

This amendment incorporates the Doncaster Hill Parking Precinct Plan, April 2004, into the Manningham Planning Scheme. The Plan, developed by GTA Consultants for Council, sets out the parking provisions for the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre.

This Amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning into the Manningham Planning Scheme on 16 September 2004.

View planning documentation for Amendment C35.    

AMENDMENT C37

Amendment C37 is the corrective amendment to Amendment C30. It identifies properties to be covered by the Public Acquisition Overlay to enable the delivery of appropriate open space for the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre.

The Independent Panel heard the submissions to Amendments C30 and C37 in August 2004 and a Panel Report was delivered in December 2004.The Report recommended that Council adopt C30 and C37 with some changes. Council supported the Panel's recommendations, with the respective changes made to the Amendments and forwarded to the Minister for Planning in June 2005.

Amendments C30 and C37 were lodged for Ministerial approval in June 2005. Amendment C37 was approved by the Minister for Planning and incorporated into the Manningham Planning Scheme on 18 August 2005.  
View planning documentation for Amendment C37.    

AMENDMENT C45

On 24 March 2005 Ministerial Amendment C45 was introduced into the Manningham Planning Scheme. The amendment rezones approximately 8.2 hectares of land from a Business 2 Zone to a Comprehensive Development Zone and introduces Schedule 1 to the Comprehensive Development Zone. The Schedule refers to the ‘Doncaster Hill Comprehensive Development Plan’ (September 2004), which is an incorporated document in the Scheme.

This Plan outlines the vision for the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre and complements the other provisions in the Manningham Planning Scheme which relate to the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre.

The Comprehensive Development Zone and Schedule 1 expired on 31 December 2007.

View planning documentation for Amendment C45.      

AMENDMENT VC59 - Activity Centre Zone (ACZ1)

In September 2009, the Minister for Planning announced the introduction of a new Activity Centre Zone (ACZ1) for Doncaster Hill, as part of Amendment VC59. ACZ1 guides the use and development of land within Doncaster Hill and encourages a mix of uses to facilitate business, shopping, employment, housing, leisure and community facilities. The zone covers the whole of Doncaster Hill with the exception of Doncaster Primary School, which remains in a Public Use Zone.

Doncaster Hill was the first of five 'market ready' Activity Centres in Victoria to have the zone applied.

Whilst the Amendment introduced by the Minister was generally a direct translation of the previous controls, ACZ1 better reflects Council's vision for Doncaster Hill's seven precincts and has significantly reduced the number of planning controls relating to Doncaster Hill.

The amendment was introduced on 17 September 2009. View planning documentation for Amendment VC59

AMENDMENT C72

This amendment removes the restrictive covenant from each of the following properties:

  •     16 Hepburn Road, Doncaster
  •     18 Hepburn Road, Doncaster
  •     20 Hepburn Road, Doncaster
  •     22 Hepburn Road, Doncaster
  •     24 Hepburn Road, Doncaster
  •     1 Short Street, Doncaster

All of these properties are located within the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre.

Amendment C72 is a result of a recommendation of the Priority Development Panel Report (December 2007) to prepare and exhibit a planning scheme amendment to remove the restrictive covenants from the relevant properties to ensure that all land in the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre is development ready. This will then enable the subject properties to be developed in accordance with the objectives of the Doncaster Hill Strategy (October 2002 and revised October 2004) and the provisions of the Manningham Planning Scheme.

Amendment C72 was approved by the Minister for Planning on 18 December 2008.
View planning documentation for Amendment C72.   

AMENDMENT C73

The Minister for Planning, The Honourable Justin Madden, has approved Amendment C73 to the Manningham Planning Scheme, which will assist Manningham Council to attract more investment to Doncaster Hill. The amendment came into operation on 20 December 2007.

The Amendment modifies the existing Schedule 1 to the Comprehensive Development Zone which applies to part of the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre, by inserting a new expiry date of 31 December 2009 (refer to Amendment C45, which introduced the Comprehensive Development Zone and Schedule 1).

Amendment C73 also makes one minor change to the zone provisions by allowing for a mix of two rather than three uses on a site, with ‘residential’ still being required as the predominate use. The new interim controls will expire on 31 December 2009.

The Minister commended Council for its excellent work in preparing and implementing the Doncaster Hill Strategy. “This minor change to the zone provisions is a small, yet significant step in fine-tuning the existing planning scheme controls to attract more investment to Doncaster Hill”, said Minister Madden.

View planning documentation for Amendment C73.    

AMENDMENT C76

This amendment rezones Council owned land (600A Doncaster Road, 2 Elgar Court, 101 Tram Road) and privately owned land (3 Elgar Court and part of Elgar Court - road, Doncaster) to a Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ1). This Zone encourages a mix of uses including high density residential development and a variety of retail, commercial, social, community and entertainment uses.

The amendment implements one of the recommendations made in the report from the Priority Development Panel (December 2007). The Panel reviewed the extent of the Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ1) within the Activity Centre and recommended that it be extended to include the subject land (as well as other locations).

The amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning on 23 October 2008.
View planning documentation for Amendment C76.      

AMENDMENT C81

The amendment makes a minor amendment to Schedule 1 to the Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ1) to change the amount of retail floor space permitted for a shop in the CDZ1. In particular, it changes the condition in the Section 2 Table of Uses in order that a shop could be located at the entire ground level, or 15 per cent of the total lot area, whichever is the greater.

This change was sought in response to a concern being raised by an owner of a prominent site on Doncaster Hill and in light of Council’s process to pursue a permanent zone solution to replace the CDZ1 interim controls in place till 31 December 2009.
View planning documentation for Amendment C81.