Which properties are affected by these amendments?
- Amendment C218 affects land at 18–62 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford
- Amendment C219 affects land at 112–124 & 126–142 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford
What is proposed by Amendment C218?
We received a proposal from SJB Planning, acting on behalf of property owners Joval Pty. Ltd, to rezone the land at 18-62 Trenerry Crescent from Commercial 2 to Commercial 1 and apply an Incorporated Plan Overlay (IPO)
The Commercial 2 Zone allows commercial uses only, whereas the Commercial 1 zoning would allow the site to be redeveloped to include both residential and commercial activity.
The IPO outlines specific site controls that future planning permits would have to comply with.
The maximum building height for future development is proposed to be 25 metres, with lower heights proposed for buildings along the river.
Can I see the statutory documents that support Amendment C218?
Here are the statutory documents that support the amendment
What is proposed by Amendment C219?
We received a separate proposal from Urbis, acting on behalf of the Australian Education Union (AEU), to rezone the two properties from the Commercial 2 zone to the Mixed Use Zone and apply a Development Plan Overlay (DPO).
A Mixed Use Zone would allow a mix of residential and commercial uses on the sites.
The DPO provides a framework for future development and sets out site specific conditions, including a maximum building height of 25 metres with lower heights leading down to the river.
This proposed DPO acknowledges the importance of the existing heritage building (112-124 Trenerry Crescent), which is covered by a heritage overlay.
The proposed DPO also seeks to maintain view lines to the Yarra River, provide a shared pedestrian/cycle link from Trenerry Crescent to the Capital City Trail and improve cycling conditions at the corner of Trenerry Crescent as it turns east along the edge of the freeway.
Can I see the statutory documents that support Amendment C219?
Here are the statutory documents to support the amendment.
How does the Johnston Street Local Area Plan relate to these amendments?
In December 2015, we adopted the Johnston Street Local Area Plan. The plan – developed in consultation with the community – sets out a vision for the future of Johnston Street and surrounding area, from the Yarra River in the east, through to Smith Street in the west.
The plan recommends creating a diverse mix of activity, with commercial uses generally at street level, and residential uses at upper levels to make the area more vibrant and accessible.
The proposed rezonings are in accordance with the vision set out in the Johnston Street Local Area Plan.
How do the Yarra River planning controls relate to these amendments?
In February 2017, the State Government introduced an interim design and development overlay (DDO01), which includes mandatory building heights and setbacks for new development along the Yarra River.
The proposed controls are consistent with DDO01.
Consultation with the public
We consulted with the community about these proposals in November and December 2016. We held 2 information sessions at Collingwood Town Hall and we sent information to residents and property owners in the immediate area.
It is anticipated that the submissions will be considered at a Council meeting in May 2017. Council may refer the amendment to a planning panel, an independent forum set up by the State Government.
Community members who made a submission will have the opportunity to present to the panel. Written submissions however, are still considered by the panel should submitters not wish to attend the panel hearing. More information about planning panels can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
Panel hearing for both amendments
The Panel hearings will occur 9-11 and 16-18 August 2017.
- Council receives the panel’s report and determines whether to adopt (with or without changes) or abandon the amendments. If Council adopts the amendments, it would be submitted to the Minister for Planning for final approval.