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Make a submission on Amendment C134 by 3 November 2022

What is the Amendment?

Amendment C134 seeks to correct mapping and text anomalies to ensure the ongoing accuracy of the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme.

The amendment was discussed at the Council Meeting on 12 July 2022. You can read the full report via this link.

Full amendment documentation can be viewed in the Document Library or via this link.


Proposed changes to the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme:

Council Parks

The amendment proposes to rezone 10 Council owned reserves to Public Park and Recreation Zone. This will ensure that Council parks are appropriately identified within the planning scheme as open space and recreation areas. The public access to these reserves will remain the same.


Local road and road reserve

A section of Craig Street (between Drake Street and the eastern end of 65 Craig Street) will be rezoned from part Industrial 1 Zone (IN1Z) and Neighbourhood Residential Zone 7 (NRZ7) to Industrial 3 Zone (IN3Z). This will ensure consistent zoning with the south of Craig street.

A map of the anomalies can be found via this link

The amendment proposes to rezone the following private land parcels:

  • The rear lots of 7 and 8 Gaskell Court, Altona Meadows are proposed to be rezoned from Public Conservation and Resource Zone (PCRZ) to Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 5 (NRZ5). The rear lots are privately owned and currently used for residential purposes. The rezoning will not result in any loss of public open space.
  • Part of 351-381 Millers Road (Mobil Refinery), Altona North is proposed to be rezoned from Transport Zone 2 (TRZ2) to Special Use Zone Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to reflect the existing use and private ownership.

A map of the anomalies can be found via this link

51 Cole Street, Williamstown is proposed to be removed from Hanmer Street Heritage Precinct (HO12) and added to Government Survey Heritage Precinct (HO8) to reflect the existing citations in the Hobsons Bay Heritage Study (Hobsons Bay City Council, 2017).

A map of the anomalies can be found via this link

The text in the Schedule 4 to Clause 37.01 Special Use Zone (SUZ4) and Schedule 2 to Clause 37.02 Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ2) is proposed to be updated to be consistent with the latest state policies by:

Schedule 4 to Special Use Zone (SUZ4)

  • replacing ‘shown with a Note 1 and Note 2 in the table to Clause 53.10' with the correct reference note - ‘listed in the table in Clause 53.10 with no threshold distance specified’ as per gazetted Amendment VC175
  • replacing “Business 5 Zone” with ‘Commercial 1 Zone’ to reflect gazetted Amendment VC100

Schedule 2 to Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ2)

  • including ‘apartment developments’ as exempt from Clause 55 (Two or more Dwellings on a lot and Residential Buildings) to ensure consistency with Clause 58 (Apartment Developments)

Updated Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for residential development and electronic gaming machines were adopted by Council on 10 May 2022. The following schedules are proposed to be updated to reference the updated Guidelines:

  • Schedule 2 to the Comprehensive Development Zone
  • Schedule 10 to the Design and Development Overly
  • Schedule to Clause 52.28 Gaming
  • Schedule to Clause 72.08 Background Documents

Amendment Process

Following public exhibition, Council will review all submissions received and determine if a Planning Panel will be required.


If a planning panel is required:

Anyone who makes a submission will have the opportunity to be heard by the planning panel. The panel will make recommendations to the Council on the amendment following the panel hearing. Council will consider the recommendations of the panel and decide to adopt or abandon part or all of the amendment. If adopted by Council, the amendment will be submitted to the Minister for Planning to approve.


If no planning panel is required:

If no planning panel is required Council will determine whether to adopt or abandon part or all of the amendment. The amendment will be submitted to the Minister for Planning to approve.

Planning Scheme Amendment Process

Planning Scheme Amendment Process