Why have you prepared this amendment?
Our planning scheme includes state and local planning policies which direct new housing and commercial growth to activity centres like Queens Parade so that we can meet our future demands for housing and employment.
What does the amendment do?
The amendment will help us manage the scale and form of the new buildings that are constructed as a result of this growth by introducing a planning control known as a Design and Development Overlay Schedule 16 (DDO16) into the Yarra Planning Scheme. DDO16 will guide the heights and setbacks of new development so that their scale and form responds to the heritage character of Queens Parade and the adjoining low scale residential areas. The overlay also includes heritage and design requirements aimed at achieving a high standard of design.
What else does the amendment do?
The amendment also proposes to:
- Rezone land on the corner of Smith Street and Queens Parade from Commercial 2 to Commercial 1 which allows for housing to be built
- Apply the Environment Audit Overlay to the land that is proposed for rezoning to manage potential land contamination issues, and
- Update the Heritage Overlay.
You can read the explanatory report for a more detailed explanation of what the amendment does.
What stage is the amendment at?
Council has prepared Amendment C231 to the Yarra Planning Scheme and has received authorisation from the Minister for Planning to put the amendment on public exhibition.
The amendment will be on public exhibition from Tuesday 2 October until Friday 16 November 2018. If you are affected by Amendment C231, you can make a submission by 5pm Friday 16 November.
All submissions must be made in writing to be considered by Council. Send submissions to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Queens Parade
PO Box 168, Richmond VIC 3121 (Attention Strategic
Planning, subject line: Queens Parade Amendment
In order for us to consider your submission, you must provide us with your name, address and contact details. This will also ensure that you continue to be part of the
You will be contacted when Council is ready to consider the proposed amendment and given the opportunity to speak in support of your submission (or to have
someone speak on your behalf).
All submissions will be treated as public documents. Council is obliged by the Planning and Environment Act to make all submissions available for inspection at its offices.
You can read more about the amendment process, which explains the various steps involved.
What is an interim DDO and how is it different from a permanent DDO?
The key difference between the interim DDO and the permanent DDO is that interim controls have an expiry date. Interim controls are also introduced into the planning scheme by the Minister for Planning without public exhibition.
There is an interim DDO on part of Queens Parade, what about the rest of it?
In early 2017, we asked the Minister for Planning to introduce an interim DDO at the western end of Queens Parade. This DDO was approved by the Minister in March 2017. It is included in the planning scheme as DDO16. It expires on 30 March 2019.
We have asked the Minister for another interim DDO with a two year time limit for the remainder of Queens Parade. We requested this because the introduction of permanent controls can take a long time. Permanent controls require the public exhibition of a planning scheme amendment and often consideration by an independent planning panel appointed by the Minister.
How can I get more information?
You can read our FAQs on Amendment C231 as well as the documents which are listed below.
For assistance and more information about the amendment, please contact Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email@example.com.
Amendment C231 documents