The Minister for Planning has referred this site to the Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) for advice on the future planning provisions

Key Dates

  • Exhibition period: 23 August  - 20 September 2017
  • Directions hearing: 28 September 2017
  • Public Hearings: Week of 23 October 2017
  • Advisory Committee Report due to Minister for Planning: November 2017

SH6 - 00. Aerial view of Abbotsford Street Noth Melbourne

How to make a submission

The Advisory Committee was made aware of a number of inconsistencies in the proposed Development Plan Overlay - Schedule 11. As a result of these inconsistencies, the Advisory Committee extended the period for making submissions to enable affected parties to address the changes to the Development Plan Overlay and circulated the additional information below. Submissions closed Monday 16 October 2017.

Please be advised that the Chair has determined to defer the Directions and Public Hearing for this matter to allow affected parties make further submissions in relation to the revised DPO schedule.

The Directions Hearing will now take place at 2.30pm, Thursday 19 October 2017, Hearing Room 2, PPV. The Public Hearing will commence on 8 November 2017 and continue in the week of 13 November 2017.

Site Details

Municpality: Melbourne City Council
Owner of the Site: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Planning Provisions

Existing Provisions Proposed Changes
General Residential Zone – Schedule 1 Mixed Use Zone 
Design and Development Overlay - Schedule 66 Retain
  Development Plan Overlay - Schedule 11
  Parking Overlay - Schedule 12
Melbourne City Council is  the responsible authority for the site Minister for Planning is the responsible authority for this site
Changes to the Local Planning Provisions
  Update Clause 21.04-1.5 to reference the proposed increased density development of public housing estate
  Update Clause 21.04-2 to reference the proposed response to social housing demand
  Update Clause 21.16-5 to reference the renewal of public housing estates in North and West Melbourne

Directions Hearing

The Advisory Committee is hosting a directions hearing on 2.30pm, Thursday 19 October 2017. Further information regarding the Directions Hearing is available on the Advisory Committee web page.

Public Hearings

The Advisory Committee will hold public hearings for those submitters who wish to make a presentation. These will commence on 8 November 2017 and continue in the week of 13 November 2017.  Further details regarding the public hearing will be made available on the Advisory Committee web page after the exhibition period has finished.

Information Pack

More information

  • Site and the selection of the proposed planning provisions
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone: (03) 9096 5281