Council seeks certainty about the future of Queens Parade
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Council is seeking to secure planning controls that will provide greater certainty about the scale of future development in Queens Parade, Clifton Hill.
Council will ask the Minister for Planning to introduce interim controls for the entire length of Queens Parade between Alexandra Parade and Hoddle Street.
The controls would specify the mandatory and preferred heights of new buildings, ranging from 14 storeys to 3 storeys, depending on the specific location.
Council will seek to make the controls permanent through an amendment to the Yarra Planning Scheme, which would require the Minister’s approval and involve a comprehensive community consultation process.
Interim controls already exist for the western end of Queens Parade, which specify a maximum building height of 10 storeys and preferred front, side and rear setbacks at 24-56 Queens Parade. The Minister for Planning approved the controls in March 2017 following calls from the community, backed by Council.
The full resolution passed at Council’s meeting on 19 December 2017 appears below.
11.9 Council Resolution
Moved: Councillor Fristacky Seconded: Councillor Bosler
1. That Council:
(a) note the officer report on the Queens Parade Clifton Hill Built Form Review and Queens Parade Built Form and Heritage Analysis & Recommendations by GJM Heritage;
(b) note the supporting Queens Parade, Clifton Hill Built Form Review, prepared by Hansen partnership and the Queens Parade Built Form Heritage Analysis & Recommendations by GJM Heritage;
(c) endorse the Queens Parade, Clifton Hill Built Form Review as a basis for Amendment C231;
(d) request the Minister for Planning in accordance with Section 8 (1) (b) and 20 (4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, to introduce a Design and Development Overlay Schedule 20 on an interim basis to Precincts 2C, 2D, 3A,4 and 5 along Queens Parade neighbourhood activity centre;
(e) request the Minister for Planning in accordance with Section 8 (1) (b) and 20 (4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, to introduce an interim heritage protection for those properties proposed as new Heritage Overlays (472-484 Napier Street and 350 Queens Parade); and
(f) seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare Amendment C231 to the Yarra Planning Scheme in accordance with section 8A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
2. That if authorisation is received from the Minister for Planning, Council exhibit Amendment C231 in accordance with Section 19 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
3. That subject to clause 2 above, note that the community consultation during the exhibition and consideration of the proposed amendment will include:
(a) public exhibition of the proposed amendment for one calendar month, in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Environment Act 1987;
(b) notification letters detailing information about the proposed amendment and how to make a submission sent to each affected owner and occupier;
(c) provision of fact sheets with information about the amendment and the consideration process;
(d) community consultation sessions facilitated by Council officers with ward Councillors invited;
(e) consideration of community submissions with a report provided to Council;
(f) hearing community submissions and consideration of any recommended changes at a Council meeting; and
(g) should Council resolve to have the proposed amendment considered by a planning panel, submitters having the opportunity to present to the panel and finally to Council on the panel’s report and recommendations.