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 will be 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
If you wish to attend, please register below.

Directions Hearing

The Directions Hearing will be held:

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

Public Hearing

The public hearing is scheduled to take place the week commencing 21 October 2019. Further details will be provided.

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 submission form below.

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