Council to exhibit plans to expand Westfield Doncaster as amendment C104

Date: 
17 Jun 2016

Changes to the Manningham Planning Scheme, which would enable an expansion of Westfield Doncaster, are proposed to go on public exhibition during July and August this year, subject to the Minister for Planning granting authorisation.

Known as Amendment C104, the proposed change will revise and introduce new planning controls to the Westfield Doncaster site at 619 Doncaster Road, so that Manningham Council can consider the expansion of retail and commercial floor space.

Council resolved to support the exhibition of the amendment concurrently with a proposed Development Plan at its 31 May Council meeting following a request by Contour Consultants on behalf of Scentre Group in November 2015.

The six week public exhibition period will provide an opportunity for the community to make submissions on the proposal, including a Development Plan that has been prepared for the centre.

The proposed amendment and Development Plan are designed to facilitate an expansion of Westfield Doncaster to include:

  • An additional approximately 43,000sqm of retail floor space and 18,000sqm of commercial office space generally to the north of the site
  • A commercial 'gateway' building with a maximum height of ten to fourteen storeys above a two level podium in the north-west corner of the site
  • An enhanced and expanded bus interchange
  • Improved vehicular and pedestrian access to and within the centre
  • Additional car parking
  • Improved public realm.

More information will be made available during the exhibition period in July and August.