What does the amendment do?
The proposal is a a Section 96A application, which proposes:
- an amendment to rezone the land from the Commercial 2 Zone to a Commercial 1 Zone. The current zoning allows only commercial uses whereas a Commercial 1 zone allows a mix of residential and commercial uses. The amendment also proposes a new Design and Development Overlay (Schedule 14) and an Environmental Audit Overlay.
- a planning permit to be concurrently considered. The permit application is for the construction of two multi-level residential buildings which sit above a podium. The development would also contain a supermarket, retail shops, offices and a gym with a pool. There would be a reduction in the provision of car parking. Five per cent of the housing constructed on the site will be affordable housing.
What land is affected by the amendment?
The amendment applies to land at 462-482 Swan Street, Richmond.
Can I see the statutory documents that support the amendment?
The statutory documents supporting the amendment are listed below.
How did we consult on this amendment?
A public information session on the proposed amendment and combined planning permit application was held on 3 August 2016.
We sought community feedback on the amendment and planning permit in July-August 2016.
A Panel Hearing was held from of 23-25 November 2016.
The Panel Report was received in January 2017 and includes recommendations that are expected to be considered by Council at a Council Meeting in March 2017.
The Panel Report can be viewed here.
What has happened since the panel?
At its meeting of 7 March 2017, Council adopted the amendment and approved the planning permit with some of the changes recommended by the panel but retains a maximum building height of 42 metres (12 storeys).
The amendment is currently with the Minister for Planning for final approval.