The Minister for Planning has received a request from Architecture Associates Pty Ltd, to facilitate consideration of the proposed Rosemaur Gallery on land at 193-209 King Road, Harkaway using his powers of intervention under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

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

The Minister has also appointed an Advisory Committee under section 151 of the Act to consider any submissions received and assess the planning merits of the request.


The amendment seeks to facilitate the use and development of the land for an art gallery, function centre, 150-seat restaurant and two dwellings.

A planning scheme amendment is proposed to facilitate the proposal as the second dwelling and use of the land for a function centre and restaurant, not in conjunction with an agricultural or winery use, are prohibited under the current zoning of the land.

The amendment would allow the land to be used and developed in accordance with conditions in an incorporated document.

More information

If you have any queries on the proposed request, please contact Lauren Peek, Senior Planner, State Planning Services via email at lauren.peek@delwp.vic.gov.au.

If you have any questions about the Advisory Committee process, please contact planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Panel or Committee

The Minister for Planning has appointed the Rosemaur Gallery Advisory Committee to consider any submissions received and report on the planning merits of the request.

Terms of Reference

The Minister for Planning issued Terms of Reference to guide the committee process.

View the Terms of Reference (PDF, 152.0 KB) or the accessible version (DOCX, 49.4 KB).


The committee comprised of:

  • Mr Lester Townsend (Chair)
  • Mr Johnathan Halaliku
  • Ms Kate Partenio.

View the member biographies (PDF, 105.0 KB) or the accessible version (DOC, 70.0 KB).

Direction Hearings

A Directions Hearing was held on Thursday 26 November 2020 by video conferencing.

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing was held via videoconferencing between Monday 1 March 2021 and Thursday 25 March 2021.


The Advisory Committee submitted its report to the Minister for Planning on 12 May 2021.

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Status: Closed

Rosemaur Gallery

Submissions have now closed.

Submissions opens on

12.00am - Monday 21 September 2020

Submissions close on

5.00pm - Friday 06 November 2020


Draft amendment documents

Please see below for the draft amendment documents:

Supporting reports

The draft amendment is supported by the following reports:

please contact planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au if you require an accessible version of these documents.