The Proposals

On 7 July 2019, the Minister for Planning referred the planning proposal for the Waurn Ponds Train Maintenance and Stabling Facility Project at 255 Reservoir Road, Waurn Ponds, to the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee for consideration. The project is proposed to occupy privately-owned land approximately 350 metres south and 50 metres north of the existing railway corridor at 255 Reservoir Road, Waurn Ponds. It is proposed to apply the Public Acquisition Overlay to facilitate acquisition, apply the Specific Controls Overlay, introduce the Waurn Ponds Train Maintenance and Stabling Facility Project Incorporated Document, June 2019 as an incorporated document and make the Minister for Planning the responsible authority.

The proponent is Rail Projects Victoria (RPV).

Current planning scheme controls

Proposed planning scheme controls

Currently, existing zones and overlays are not proposed to change.

Apply the Public Acquisition Overlay to facilitate acquisition.

Introduce the Waurn Ponds Train Maintenance and Stabling Facility Project Incorporated Document, June 2019 as an incorporated document.

Apply the Specific Controls Overlay.

Make the Minister for Planning the responsible authority.

Upcoming Events

Public Information Session

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

A session was held:

Thursday 22 August 2019, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Level 5, 'High Ground', Wurdi Youang North
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
51 Lt. Malop Street, Geelong

Directions Hearing

The Directions Hearing was held:

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 11.00am
Geelong West Town Hall - Supper Room
153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

Public Hearing

As a result of the Directions Hearing held on 25 September 2019, the main Hearings will be adjourned until 17 February 2020. We will advise as soon as possible on the exact dates and location.

The Hearing is a public event and anyone is welcome to attend.


The submissions period has been reopened from 16 October until 29 November 2019 for people who had not previously been notified. Please make your submission on the online form below. If you already made a submission during the original notice period, this will be considered by the Committee and you do not need to make another submission.



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