Manningham Planning Scheme Amendment C104 and Proposed Westfield Doncaster Development Plan Advisory Committee

Manningham City Council has appointed a Panel to consider submissions to Amendment C104 to the Manningham Planning Scheme. Council also asked the Minister
for Planning to appoint the Panel as an Advisory Committee to consider the draft Development Plan that accompanied the Amendment.

  • Planning Authority: Manningham City Council
  • Proponent: Contour Consulting on behalf of Scentre Group (owners and occupiers of Westfield Doncaster).

The role of the combined Panel/Advisory Committee is to:

  • give submitters an opportunity to be heard in an independent forum in an informal, non-judicial manner(a Panel/Advisory Committee is not a court of law); and
  • give independent advice to the Planning Authority and the Minister about the proposed Amendment and Development Plan.

Terms of reference

The Minister for Planning signed a terms of reference (PDF, 1.6 MB) in relation to this matter on 19 February 2017.

Advisory Committee members

  • Kathy Mitchell (Chair)
  • Peter Edwards
  • William O’Neill.

Read the advisory committee member biographies (DOCX, 48.2 KB).


Directions hearing

The Directions Hearing was held:

    10am, Tuesday 28 February 2017
    City of Manningham  
    Function Room 1 (Upstairs – access available via lift in foyer)
    699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

A second Directions Hearing will be held:

    10am, Wednesday 26 April 2017
    City of Manningham
    Council Chambers
    699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster


The hearing has been adjourned until further notice.

Read the Committee's adjournment letter (PDF, 184.0 KB)

Advisory Committee report

The Advisory Committee is required to submit its report in writing as soon as practicable but no later than eight weeks from the completion of the hearing.

More information

If you have any questions or need further information, get in touch via the contact details below.

  • For information about the advisory committee process, please contact:
    Emily To
    Planning Panels Victoria
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5120
    ✉ Email: