Draft Planning Scheme Amendment GC81 to the Melbourne and Port Phillip Planning Schemes has been prepared to implement the vision for Fishermans Bend through a suite of permanent controls and a new Fishermans Bend Framework Plan.
The Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel
The Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel has been appointed to consider the draft Planning Scheme Amendment GC81 affecting Melbourne and Port Phillip planning schemes and public submissions made in response to it in accordance with the Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel Terms of Reference. The Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel will provide independent advice to the Minister for Planning on the appropriateness of the draft Planning Scheme Amendment GC81 and Framework Plan.
Submissions to the Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel closed on 15 December 2017.
Public briefing sessions about the draft planning scheme amendment and Planning Review Panel process were held:
10.00am, Friday 10, Friday 24 November 2017 and replicated on Tuesday 13 February 2018.
Hearing Room 1, Planning Panels Victoria
Ground Floor, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne
A Directions Hearing was held on 20 December 2017 at Planning Panels Victoria. A second Directions Hearing was held on 2 February 2017 at Planning Panels Victoria.
The Review Panel's Directions can be accessed in the Document Library.
A Public Hearing will be held to provide the opportunity to parties that have lodged a submission to make a more detailed submission to the Review Panel.
The Public Hearing will be held at Planning Panels Victoria in two stages:
- Stage 1: 1 March 2018 - 28 March 2018
- Stage 2: 9 April 2018 - 24 May 2018
As outlined in Direction 26, the Review Panel has determined to provide an opportunity to parties to make a deferred closing submission during the week of 18 June 2018. Those parties who seek to defer closing submissions until the week of 18 June 2018 must advise the Review Panel in writing by 22 May 2018.
The Review Panel will issue a hearing timetable for the deferred closing submissions after the receipt of written closing submissions on 13 June 2018.
The Hearing Timetable can be viewed in the Document Library.
If you are unable to present at your scheduled time, please contact Planning Panels Victoria.
In conducting the Public Hearing, the Fishermans Bend Review Panel may limit the time of parties appearing before it using the following time frames as a guide. Parties should give reasons if they seek to exceed this guide:
- Land owner - 2 to 3 hours
- Agency or statutory authority - 1 hour
- Community group - 1 hour
- Individual - 30 minutes
Submissions and material presented through the Review Panel process are public documents. These documents can be viewed on the Tabled Documents page.
For questions about the draft Planning Scheme Amendment and Fishermans Bend Framework Plan, please contact:
For questions about making a submission and the Public Hearing, please contact: