The Proposal

The land at 1136 – 1138 Nepean Highway, Highett has been determined surplus to the Victorian Government’s current and future requirements. The Department of Treasury and Finance has requested that the planning provisions for the site be changed to reflect that it is no longer required for public use. The site was previously used as a gas manufacturing and distribution plant which ceased operation in 1969. It has been extensively cleared of the buildings and equipment associated with its former use aside from the remnant chimney. The site has an area of approximately 6.3 hectares and is bound by residential development, Frankston Railway line, Sir William Fry Reserve, Moorabbin Justice Centre and Nepean Highway.

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 below:

Current planning scheme controls Proposed planning scheme controls
Zoning

Residential Growth Zone - Schedule 1

NEW Residential Growth Zone - Schedule 2
OverlaysDesign and Development Overlay - Schedule 12Delete DDO12
Heritage Overlay - Schedule 11Retain
Environmental Audit OverlayRetain
NEW Development Plan Overlay - Schedule 7


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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:

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Best Western Plus Buckingham Hotel
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett


Public Hearing

The Hearing will be held:

20-21 March 2018, 10:00am
Kingston City Council
1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham

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.


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