Amendment C230 makes changes to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme to facilitate the rezoning of land at 25 Vearings Road, Epping for employment (industrial) purposes.
The Amendment applies to land at 25 Vearings Road, Epping as shown on the map below. The Amendment does not propose changes to the surrounding residential, industrial or rural conservation properties.
The Amendment rezones approximately 140 hectares of land to facilitate the future redevelopment of the site for employment purposes as part of the broader Cooper Street
Employment Area and expedites the transfer of land within the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Specifically, the Amendment:
Minor administrative revisions were made to the Development Plan Overlay Schedule (DPO38) to align with the Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of Planning Schemes.
Amendment C230 was exhibited from 10 January – 22 February 2019.
The closing date for submissions was 22 February 2019.
As a result of submissions received to the Amendment, Council resolved at its meeting on 1 October 2019 to request the appointment of an Independent Planning Panel.
The Panel Hearing was conducted at Council Offices on 18 and 19 December 2019.
The Panel provided its formal recommendation on the Amendment and submissions on 23 January 2020 to Council.
The Amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning on 20 September 2020.
The Amendment came into effect when notice of its approval was published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 30 October 2020.
To view the amendment documents, click on the tab below. (https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/browse-planning-schemes)
For further information on the Amendment please contact City of Whittlesea’s Strategic Planning and Economic Development Department:
Telephone: 9217 2170