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: 2 - 30 August 2017
  • Directions hearing: 7 September 2017
  • Public Hearings: Week of 2 October 2017
  • Advisory Committee Report due to Minister for Planning: November 2017

How to make a submission

Submissions for this site closed on 30 August 2017. Further details are available.

Aerial view of Walker Street

Site details

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

Planning provisions

Existing Provisions Proposed Changes
Neighbourhood Residential Zone - Schedule 1 Mixed Use Zone 
Developer Contributions Plan Overlay - Schedule 1 Development Plan Overlay
Environmental Significance Overlay - Schedule 1 Retain
  Parking Overlay
Darebin City Council is the responsible authority for the site Minister for Planning is the responsible authority in the Schedule to Clause 61.01
Changes to the Local Planning Provisions
  Apply the ‘Areas of Urban Intensification’ designation on the Strategic Framework Plan in Clause 21.01-6.
  Change the designation on the Strategic Housing Framework Plan in Clause 21.03-1 from ‘Minimal Housing Change Area’ to ‘Substantial Housing Change Area’.
  Add reference to the redevelopment of the Walker Street estate in Clause 22.05 (High Street Corridor Land Use and Urban Design)

Directions hearing

The Advisory Committee hosted a directions hearing on Thursday 7 September 2017.  The Standing Advisory Committee has issued a Direction following this meeting, details are available

Information circulated by DHHS in response to Directions from the Advisory Committee

At the Directions Hearings held on 7 September 2017, the Advisory Committee sought advice from DHHS relating to inconsistencies between the Design Framework Plans and the schedule to the Development Plan Overlay which was publicly exhibited.An overview of these errors can be found below.

As a result of these errors, the Advisory Committee directed that a further submission period is to occur to enable affected parties to address the changes to the Development Plan Overlay.

All revised or new submissions were accepted until 10.00 am, 2 October 2017 and were only able to address the changes to the Development Plan Overlay Schedules. 

Public hearings

The Advisory Committee will hold public hearings for those submitters who wish to make a presentation. These will be held week of 2 October 2017.  Further details regarding the public hearing will be made available after the exhibition period has finished. The timetable will be published when it is available.

How to make a submission

All submissions must be directed to the Advisory Committee and will be treated as public documents.  If you would like to make a presentation at the Public Hearing, you must make a written submission and complete the relevant section of the online form.

Information pack

More information

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