The Proposal

The land at 609 - 621 Burwood Highway, Knoxfield (the site) has been determined surplus to the Victorian Government’s current and future requirements. Development Victoria on behalf of the Department of Economic Deveopment, Jobs, Transport and Resources has requested that the planning provisions for the site be changed to reflect that it is no longer required for public use.

The 19.2 hectare site was previously used as a horticultural research and flora quarantine facility for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and comprises grassed vacant land, some sparse tree cover, a dam and some abandoned road pavements.

The Minister for Planning has referred the proposal to the independent Government Land Standing Advisory Committee for consideration and to provide recommendations on the suitability of the proposed planning scheme changes. Development Victoria has identified the site as a location for future development and aims to facilitate the redevelopment of the land into a residential, commercial, retail, recreational and other community uses area.

Current planning scheme controls Proposed planning scheme controls

Public Use Zone - Other Public Use

Comprehensive Development Zone - NEW Schedule 2
OverlaysEnvironmental Significance Overlay - Schedule 2Retain - vary location
Land Subject to Inundation OverlayRetain - vary location

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Public Information Session

The Information Session is an opportunity for submitters to ask questions about the proposal and the process.

A session will be held:

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
St Paul's Boronia
273 Dorset Road, Boronia (corner of Dorset Road & William Street)

Public Hearing

The Hearing will be held:

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March 2018, 10:00am
Saint Paul's Boronia
273 Dorset Road, Boronia

A timetable will be available on this webpage after exhibition closes. The Hearing is a public event and anyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to make a presentation, please make a submission during the exhibition period using the form below.

Expert Witness Statements

Expert Witness Statements are due 5 business days before the Hearing. Download a copy here.

GLSAC Tranche 14 - Expert Witness Statement of Glenn Ottrey in Water
PDF (12.35 MB)
GLSAC Tranche 14 - Expert Witness Statement of Peter Gannon - Ecology
PDF (2.46 MB)

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