Two former primary school sites in Merbein have been declared surplus to the Victorian Government’s current and future service delivery requirements.

The Department of Treasury and Finance, on behalf of the Department of Education and Training, has requested that the planning provisions for the sites be changed to reflect that the land is no longer required for education purposes and the land is to be sold for a future use.

The two sites are:

  • 13 Jenner Street, Merbein
  • 456 Paschendale Avenue, Merbein West

The Minister for Planning has referred the proposed planning scheme amendments, C113mild (Jenner Street) and C115mild (Paschendale Avenue) to the Mildura Planning Scheme to the independent Government Land Standing Advisory Committee for consideration and to provide recommendations on the suitability of the proposed planning scheme changes.

What does the proposal do?

13 Jenner Street, Merbein is proposed to be rezoned from Public Use Zone 2 (Education) to General Residential Zone.

456 Paschendale Avenue, Merbein West is proposed to be rezoned from Public Use Zone 2 (Education) to Township Zone. The Amendment also proposes to apply Design and Development Overlay Schedule 15 to this site.

All supporting documents and draft Planning Scheme Amendment documents are available in the Information Pack on this page.

Have your say (closed)

Submissions were invited from Monday 20 September to Sunday 31 October 2021.

The Directions Hearing was held by video conference on Friday 19 November 2021.

The Public Hearing was held by video conference on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

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