As re-exhibited, Amendment C104 seeks to facilitate the redevelopment of the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre to expand the retail and commercial floorspace towards the north and north-east of the centre. The proposal includes revisions made to the original proposal, exhibited in July 2016, following the acquisition of an adjoining site at 20-34 Westfield Drive, Doncaster by the proponent. A proposed Development Plan has been prepared that provides an overview about how the site will be developed.

Amendment C104 will amend (change) the Manningham Planning Scheme. If approved, it will:

  • Delete the existing Incorporated Plan Overlay (Schedule 1) from the land at 619 Doncaster Road and 1 Grosvenor Street, Doncaster.
  • Apply a new Development Plan Overly – Schedule 4 (DP04) to the land at 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.
  • Apply the Road Closure Overlay to the westernmost end of Westfield Drive.
  • Amend the Development Contributions Overlay – Schedule 1.
  • Approve other changes to the Manningham Planning Scheme related to the Westfield Doncaster extension.

If approved, the Development Plan will support the extension of the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre.

Panel or Committee

Manningham Planning Scheme Amendment C104

  • Planning Authority: Manningham City Council
  • Proponent: Contour Consulting on behalf of Scentre Group (owners and occupiers of Westfield Doncaster)

Manningham City Council has appointed a Panel to consider submissions to Amendment C104 to the Manningham Planning Scheme. Council also asked the Minister for Planning to appoint the Panel as an Advisory Committee to consider the draft Development Plan that accompanied the Amendment.

Proposed Westfield Doncaster Development Plan Advisory Committee

The role of the combined Panel/Advisory Committee is to:

  • Give submitters an opportunity to be heard in an independent forum in an informal, non-judicial manner(a Panel/Advisory Committee is not a court of law) and
  • Give independent advice to the Planning Authority and the Minister about the proposed Amendment and Development Plan.

Terms of reference

The Minister for Planning signed a terms of reference (PDF, 1.6 MB) in relation to this matter on 19 February 2017.

Advisory Committee members

  • Kathy Mitchell (Chair)
  • Peter Edwards
  • William O’Neill.

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (DOCX, 48.2 KB).


Directions hearing

The first Directions Hearing was held:

Time: 10am
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Location: City of Manningham
Function Room 1 (Upstairs – access available via lift in foyer)
699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

The second Directions Hearing was held:

Time: 10am
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Location: City of Manningham
Council Chambers
699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

The third Directions Hearing will be held:

Time: 10am
Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Location: Manningham Municipal Offices
Council Chamber (ground floor)
699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster


The Public Hearing is scheduled to commence on the week of 3 September 2018 and is expected to be completed in five to seven days, these days being in the week of 3 (but not 6 and 7) and 10 September 2018.

Download a copy of the Hearing timetable (PDF, 404.3 KB)

Advisory Committee report

The Advisory Committee is required to submit its report in writing as soon as practicable but no later than eight weeks from the completion of the hearing.

More information

If you have any questions or need further information, get in touch via the contact details below.

  • For information about the advisory committee process, please contact:
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5123
    ✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au


All documentation relating to this project can be found here.

Panel documents