The Minister for Planning has received a request from the University of Melbourne to prepare, adopt and approve Amendment C371 to the Melbourne Planning Scheme by exercising his powers under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act).

Prior to making a decision on the request, the Minister for Planning is undertaking consultation under section 20(5) of the Act.


The amendment for C371 seeks to facilitate the use and development of the land for a new campus for the University of Melbourne. The campus will accommodate spaces for the Melbourne School and Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and would be supported by a range of associated functions including shared workspaces, networking hubs, meeting and collaboration spaces, retail and other uses.

The amendment would allow the land to be developed in accordance with the incorporated document, The University of Melbourne Fishermans Bend Campus, The University of Melbourne.

The incorporated document provides an outline of the general form and layout of development but includes a requirement for a masterplan to be prepared for the site and would require more detailed development plans to be provided for approval before development can commence.

Information session

An online information session hosted by the University of Melbourne will be held on the 4 June 2020 at 10.30am.

The session will be for one hour and will include:

  • An introduction by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and information about the request made to the Minister for Planning.
  • A description of the proposal by the University of Melbourne
  • Questions from attendees
  • Wrap and next steps.

Register your interest

More information

If you have any queries on the proposed request, please contact James Sutherland via email at james.sutherland@delwp.vic.gov.au.


The amendment is supported by reports submitted by the University of Melbourne including: