Our role

The advisory committee was established to review the future of the Public Acquisition Overlay affecting properties within the City of Stonnington. The overlay is located on the east side of Punt Road, along the 2.6 kilometres between Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra and Union Street, Windsor. The committee sought input from affected landowners, stakeholders and agencies before making a recommendation to the Minister for Planning on whether to retain, modify or remove the overlay.

A series of questions and answers (DOCX, 27.0 KB) was prepared for this project.

Decision announced

The Minister for Planning has considered the advisory committee report and decided to retain the Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay.


The advisory committee was appointed under Section 151 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. It was tasked with producing a report and recommendations on whether to modify or remove the Public Acquisition Overlay affecting Punt Road within the City of Stonnington.

View a map showing the extent of the Public Acquisition Overlay:

Terms of reference

The terms of reference (DOCX, 1.8 MB) for the committee.

Committee members

  • Trevor McCullough (Chair)
  • Kevin Breen
  • Sue Porter
  • Henry Turnbull.

Advisory committee biographies (DOC, 39.0 KB).


August 2015 - VicRoads Background Report

This report provides some background information and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of retaining, modifying or removing the Public Acquisition Overlay.

The Background and Options Reports will provide the basis for the committee's review, along with any submissions made in response to those reports.

August / September 2015

VicRoads information sessions.

24 November 2015

Request for submissions closed.

8 December 2015

Advisory Committee Directions Hearing

30 May 2016 – Advisory Committee report to Minister

The Advisory Committee submitted its report  (PDF, 6.9 MB) in May 2016

On 17 August 2016, the Minister for Planning requested that further technical work be undertaken by VicRoads in accordance with the Advisory Committee's recommendations to inform Government's decision about the PAO.

More information

If you have any queries about the Advisory Committee process please contact:

Greta Grivas
Senior Project Officer
Planning Panels Victoria
☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
✉ Email: greta.grivas@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 12/09/19