Village Park Consortium in conjunction with Major Projects Victoria has requested that the Minister for Planning, as the Planning Authority, prepare an amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme.

Planning Scheme Amendment Melbourne C281 applies to the Games Village Project, Parkville, which is generally bound by Oak Street to the east, Park Street to the north, the Citylink Freeway to the west and Royal Park to the south.

The amendment proposes to amend the schedules to clauses 52.03 and 81.01 to insert an Incorporated Document titled ‘The Games Village Project, Parkville, September 2015’ into the Melbourne Planning Scheme.

Specifically, the amendment facilitates an alternate urban design concept for the remaining stages of the Freeway Apartments Precinct (Stages 9 - 12) including an increase in habitable storeys for Stages 9 to 11. Such an outcome would otherwise be prohibited under the current planning scheme controls which apply to the site.

Panel or Committee

Games Village Project Parkville Panel

The role of the Panel is to:

  • give submitters an opportunity to be heard in an independent forum in an informal, non-judicial manner
  • give independent advice to the Planning Authority and the Minister about the proposed amendment.

Panel members

  • Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Suzanne Barker



The proposed amendment was exhibited from 23 March 2017 to 5 May 2017.

Draft amendment documents


The submissions period has ended.

Directions hearing

10:00 am 29 June 2017
Hearing Room 1, Planning Panels Victoria
1 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Public hearing

Week commencing 17 July 2017.

More information

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

  • For information about the proposed amendment:
    Matthew Sacco
    Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5505
    ✉ Email: matthew.sacco@delwp.vic.gov.au
  • For information about the submission and public hearing process:
    Emily To
    Project Manager
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 5123 5120
    ✉ Email: planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au


All supporting documents for this project can be found here.

Supporting Documents

Draft amendment documents

Panel documents