Latest Project Update

A planning panel was held to hear submissions on Amendment C133 in December last year. This panel hearing ran for three and a half days from Friday 2 December 2022 to Thursday 8 December 2022.

Planning Panels Victoria has now released their Panel Report dated 5 January 2023.

You can view the full panel report at the Department of Transport and Planning website via this link. You can also view the document in hard copy at the Council offices at 115 Civic Parade, Altona and the Newport Hub at 11-13 Mason Street, Newport during office hours.

Council must now consider the Panel’s recommendations when determining whether to adopt or abandon the amendment. It is anticipated that the amendment will be brought back to Council for adoption in March 2023.

What is the Amendment?

Amendment C133 is proposed to make changes to local policy, zones, and overlays within the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme to implement the recommendations of the Newport Structure Plan and Inner Newport Heritage Gap Study.

The merits of the amendment were discussed at a Council Meeting on 8 March 2022. You can read the full report via this link.

To find out more about the amendment, click here.

To review the full amendment documentation click here.

An amendment to the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme must follow the process legislated by the state government in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Due to this, Hobsons Bay Council must make a copy of every submission available on request, free of charge until two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.