Amendment C123 to the Banyule Planning Scheme
Through the Activity Centre Pilot Program, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has worked with Banyule City Council to investigate the current height controls within the Ivanhoe Activity Centre.
An assessment of supporting strategic work and planning scheme controls in place for Ivanhoe was undertaken. It was determined that there is a strong suite of strategic planning work that translates into the Design and Development Overlay for the centre.
Given the volume of strategic planning undertaken by Banyule City Council in recent times, as well as the considerable public consultation completed for the controls, a targeted consultation process was undertaken to gather views on the merit of translating existing preferred maximum building heights to mandatory maximum building height controls for the centre.
In June 2018 the Minister for Planning, as planning authority, exhibited a planning scheme amendment proposing to implement mandatory maximum height controls at the Ivanhoe Activity Centre on a permanent basis (Banyule C123). The exhibition and submission period ran from 18 June to 20 July 2018.
A total of 79 submissions were received, 66 of which support the introduction of the amendment and 13 of which were unsupportive of the amendment.
Following consideration of submissions, the Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C123 to the Banyule Planning Scheme with changes.
A report has been prepared to summarise the views and submissions made to the Minister for Planning for Amendment C123 to the Banyule Planning Scheme.