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 comprises 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).

Public Hearings

A Directions Hearing will be held on Thursday 26 November 2020 and the Public Hearings will commence on Monday 18 January 2021.

The hearings may be undertaken using video conferencing or similar technology.

Further details on the timing and process for any public hearings will be provided to everyone who makes a submission, after the consultation period has closed.


The Advisory Committee must submit its report no later than 30 days from the completion of the hearing.

Have your say

Find out how to get involved and have your say on specific planning reviews

Status: Open

Rosemaur Gallery

Submissions must be made in writing to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Submissions opens on

12.00am - Monday 21 September 2020

Submissions close on

5.00pm - Friday 06 November 2020

Please make a submission by emailing stateplanning.services@delwp.vic.gov.au.


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.