10 June 2022

Submissions

Submissions to Amendment C114 (Precinct 16 West, South Kingsville) closed on 9 September 2021. A total of 34 submissions were received.


Planning Panel and Advisory Committee

A Planning Panel and Advisory Committee (also known as the ‘Proposed Northern and Central Plan Advisory Committee’) was appointed to consider submissions to Amendment C114 and the submitted development plans.

A joint Planning Panel and Advisory Committee Hearing was held online via video conference and ran for a total of 9 days from Monday 13 December 2021 to Thursday 23 December 2021.

The Panel found that overall, the amendment is well founded and strategically justified and should proceed subject to addressing the specific issues detailed within the report.

Note: The Panel and Advisory Committee made corrections to minor errors within the Panel and Advisory Committee report dated 22 February 2022. None of the corrections change the intent or substance of the recommendations found within the original report. To view the correction to the Panel and Advisory Committee Report dated 8 April 2022 click here.

The Panel made the following recommendations:

  1. Adopt Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme Amendment C114hbay as exhibited and replace the Development Plan Overlay Schedule 2 with the Panel preferred version as shown in Appendix E of the Panel report
  2. The Hobsons Bay City Council recommend the Minister for Planning issue the following
    • planning permits as exhibited, following the approval of Amendment C114hbay:
    • Planning Permit PA1943532 for subdivision of 9A Sutton Street, South Kingsville
    • Planning Permit PA1943533 for subdivision of 41-59 Stephenson Street, South Kingsville.

The Advisory Committee made the following recommendations:

  1. Consult the Department of Transport to ascertain if the 432 Bus Route should be amended to utilise the East-West access road and Sutton Street to access Blackshaws Road using the proposed traffic signals. If the change is supported, the Development Plan Overlay Schedule 2 and development plans may need to be modified accordingly.
  2. Treat uncontrolled cross intersections (excluding laneways) with traffic management and:
    • Amend the development plan(s) to show these intersections requiring traffic management
    • Resolve this issue during detailed design.
  3. Remove the redundant footpath from the railway reserve between Stephenson Street and the pedestrian rail crossing from the Northern Sub-Precinct Development Plan
  4. With respect to the land at 5-7 Sutton Street, South Kingsville:
    • Amend the Framework Plan in the Development Plan Overlay Schedule as included the Panel Preferred version in Appendix E:
      • to include the land in the colour depicting the 2-3 storey areas
      • to provide more detail about access to the land and the connection, if any, to the land to the north.
  5. Modify the Northern Sub-precinct Development Plan to ensure the South Melbourne – Brooklyn High Pressure Gas Pipeline is referenced to be consistent with the Somerton –Altona Joint Venture pipeline.

Current Status

At the Council Meeting of 31 May 2022 Council resolved to adopt Amendment C114 and submit this amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval. In deciding whether to adopt the Amendment Council had regard to the recommendations of the Planning Panel and Advisory Committee as outlined in their report dated 8 April 2022. The report found the amendment was strategically justified and should proceed. The amendment will now be submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval. The Minister has the final say as to whether the Amendment is approved.

The minutes from the Council Meeting and relevant attachments can be found via this link.

Development Plans

To ensure the community could understand what the development would look like under the proposed planning controls two development plans were also provided for comment with Amendment C114.

If Amendment C114 is adopted and approved by the Minister, Council can determine whether to approve the development plans. Once approved, planning permits can be issued for development without further notice if they are generally aligned with the Development Plans. There is no opportunity for a third party to object to a permit if it is in line with an approved Development Plan.

About the amendment

Hobsons Bay City Council is considering Amendment C114 which proposes to rezone land in South Kingsville from industrial to residential use to integrate with the surrounding residential area.

Amendment C114 relates to land known as ‘Precinct 16 West’ and includes land at 5-7 Sutton Street, 9 and 9A Sutton Street and 41-59 Stephenson Street, South Kingsville.

This land has previously been identified as industrial land with the potential for future residential development in the Hobsons Bay Industrial Land Management Strategy 2008. The eastern half of Precinct 16 has already been rezoned to support residential development. For more information other planning and construction activity happening in Spotswood and South Kingsville, click here.

In April 2020, Council resolved to seek authorisation from the Minister to exhibit the amendment subject to receipt of updated Development Plans. You can review the Council meeting minutes and report that outlines the strategic merits of the proposal via this link.

Amendment C114 proposes to introduce new planning controls to enable transition of the site from industrial to residential use. These controls include a Development Plan Overlay (DPO) and an Environmental Audit Overlay (EAO).

In addition, Amendment C114 includes two planning permits for subdivision to ensure title boundaries align with proposed zoning boundaries.

For further information on Amendment C114 see this page.

To ensure the community can understand what the development would look like under these proposed planning controls two development plans have also been provided for comment with Amendment C114. The approval of these development plans would follow a separate process to Amendment C114. Once approved, planning permits can be issued for development without further notice if they are generally aligned with the Development Plans.

For further information on the Development plans see this page.

Please also refer to our Amendment C114 fact sheet which is available on the website here.