Amendment C191 – Swan Street

Yarra City Council has prepared Amendment C191yara to facilitate an appropriate balance between accommodating population and employment growth, retaining and protecting heritage fabric, limiting amenity impacts and improving liveability. 

What does the Amendment do?

The Amendment proposes to:

  • apply the Design and Development Overlay (DDO) to guide built form along Swan Street;
  • introduce a new section on the Swan Street Activity Centre into Clause 21.12 Local Areas Policy;
  • re-zone Commercial 2 zoned land to Commercial 1 to allow for a greater range of land uses, including residential land uses;
  • correct mapping anomalies and update reference documents in the local policies;
  • amend the Heritage Overlay (including adding 15 new places into the Heritage Overlay); and
  • apply the Environmental Audit Overlay to land that is potentially subject to land contamination.

Exhibition of the Amendment and consideration of submissions

The Amendment was exhibited for six weeks in February and April 2019. 

Council considered the officer response to submissions at a meeting on 10 September 2019 and resolved to request that the Minister for Planning appoint an independent planning panel to hear submissions.

Panel Hearing

The four week Yarra C191yara Panel hearing concluded on Wednesday, 2 September 2020. Council received the Panel Report on 15 October 2020. The Panel Report has been released and is available below.

Panel Report

You can read the Panel Report here.

Adoption of Amendment C191yara

Council adopted Amendment C191yara with changes in accordance with the Panel’s recommendations on 15 December 2020.
Amendment C191yara has been forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.

What stage is the Amendment at? 

Sixth step in planning scheme amendment process

Amendment C191yara Exhibition Documents

Supporting Documents