About Amendment C263 (Part 1 and 2)

Amendment C263 (Part 1) proposes to apply the Heritage Overlay to 3 properties including 3 Wilson Street, Surrey Hills, 70 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn and 15 Victor Avenue, Kew. Amendment C263 (Part 2) proposes to apply the Heritage Overlay to 12 Power Street, Balwyn.

Current status (April 2018)

Exhibition for Amendment C263 commenced on 12 September 2017 and concluded on 3 November 2017.  The outcomes of exhibition were considered by Council’s Urban Planning Special Committee (UPSC) on Monday 18 December 2017. 

At this meeting, the UPSC resolved to split Amendment C263 into 2 parts and refer Amendment C263 (Part 1) to Council for adoption and Amendment C263 (Part 2) to an independent Planning Panel for consideration. 

As exhibited, Amendment C263 seeks to apply a Heritage Overlay to:

  • 12 Power Street, Balwyn (HO742)
  • 3 Wilson Street, Surrey Hills (HO743)
  • 70 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn (HO744)
  • 15 Victor Avenue, Kew (HO745)

Amendment C263 (Part 1) - Amendment adopted

On 26 February 2018, Council resolved to adopt Amendment C263 (Part 1) and submit the amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval.

A copy of the Council report is available online.

In accordance with the resolution, Council submitted Amendment C263 (Part 1) to the Minister for Planning for approval on 27 February 2018. Council is now awaiting the Minister’s decision.

Once the Minister for Planning has made a decision on Council’s request for approval, Council will notify all affected and adjoining property owners and occupiers, as well as submitters, of the Minister’s decision.

All relevant amendment documentation is available for download below.

Amendment C263 (Part 2) - Panel process  

The independent Planning Panel appointed by the Minister for Planning under Section 153 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to consider submissions to Amendment C263 (Part 2) to the Boroondara Planning Scheme released its report on the 6 April 2018. A public hearing was held by the Panel on 7 March 2018 to consider all submissions received relating to the amendment. The report sets out the Panel’s recommendations for Council with regards to the amendment and is available for download below.

Overall, the Panel has recommended that Amendment C263 (Part 2) be abandoned and that the property not be included in the Heritage Overlay.

Submitters and residents notified during the exhibition period have been notified, in writing, of the release of the Panel report.

In addition, can you download the Panel report.

Next steps 

Council officers will review the Panel report and prepare a report for consideration by the UPSC with recommendations. Council does not need to accept the Panel’s recommendations and may resolve to make additional changes to the amendment.

All submitters to the amendment as well as any affected and adjoining property owners and occupiers will have the opportunity to address the UPSC in support of their submission and any Council officer recommendations. 

More information

For more information contact Alexander Antoniadis, Strategic Planner:

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