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About Amendment C385boro

We are proposing changes to planning controls affecting land at 399 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Amendment C385boro proposes to rezone the site from Public Use Zone 6 (PUZ6) to Commercial 1 Zone (C1Z).

Rezoning has potential community benefits

The land presents a strategic property opportunity, with the potential for community-wide benefits.

In its current state, Serpells Lane is an under-utilisation of the land. We have identified this and shared it in the Glenferrie Structure Plan (2011) and the Council report (25 July 2022).

Rezoning would enable greater possible commercial returns - if we decided to proceed with selling the land. Then, the additional funding from the sale could help deliver key projects throughout Boroondara.

Current status (September 2022)

Planning Minister Authorisation

On 25 July 2022, Council resolved to commence the planning scheme amendment process to introduce the proposed changes to the Boroondara Planning Scheme. You can access a copy of the 7.2 Serpells Lane Strategic Property Project document from the 25 July 2022 Council meeting agenda in the Downloads section below.

Exhibition - Have your say

Amendment C385boro is currently on public exhibition, and you now have the opportunity to provide feedback to Council on the proposed changes.

Submissions must be made in writing and received by Monday 24 October 2022.

Please note that all submissions will be treated as public documents and may be viewed by third parties. Please carefully read the privacy statement before completing the online form.

You can lodge a submission the following ways. 

Online form

You can lodge a submission by completing our online Planning Scheme Amendment Submission form.


You can post a submission to:

Boroondara City Council

Strategic and Statutory Planning and Placemaking Department

Amendment C378boro

Private Bag 1, Camberwell

VIC 3124

After public exhibition

Once the public exhibition process is complete, Council officers will review all submissions received and prepare a report for consideration by the Urban Planning Delegated Committee (UPDC).

The UPDC will decide whether to:

  • Make changes to the amendment in response to submissions
  • Seek appointment of an independent Panel and refer any submissions to the Panel for consideration
  • Recommend adoption of the amendment by Council, if there are no submissions or all submissions have been resolved
  • Abandon the amendment.

More information

For more information you can:

If you have questions you can contact Nick Brennan, Senior Strategic Planner by emailing [email protected] or calling (03) 9278 4535.

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