Update 4 February 2020

Kaufland Australia has formally advised the Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee that they will no longer be pursuing their interests in the Advisory Committee process. As such, the outstanding scheduled public hearing dates of 23-25 March 2020 for the Highton proposal are no longer required and have been vacated. Parties to the Highton Hearing will be advised today.

Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee

The Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee ('the Advisory Committee') has been appointed to consider the proposed planning scheme provision changes and public submissions made in response to it, in accordance with the Kaufland Stores in Victoria Terms of Reference. The Advisory Committee will provide independent advice to the Minister for Planning on the on all relevant planning matters associated with the location, development and use of the planning proposal.

The Terms of Reference can be viewed in the Document Library. Read more about the Advisory Committee process below.

Advisory Committee Process

Exhibition and submissions

Submissions to the Advisory Committee on the proposed planning provision changes were invited between 14 October 2019 and 5.00pm on 12 November 2019 and are now closed.

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing was held at 10.00am on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at Planning Panels Victoria. Planning Panels Victoria is located at Ground Floor, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne.

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing was held from Wednesday 11 to 20 December, 2019 for the Highton store proposal. During this time the Committee received a request to defer a consideration of traffic submissions and evidence. The Committee has granted this request and will hear these submissions on 23, 24, 25 March 2020. The Hearing Timetable can be viewed in the Document Library on this page. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission.

Contact us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Name Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Email david.kirkland@delwp.vic.gov.au

For questions about making a submission and the Public Hearing, please contact:

Name Planning Panels Victoria
Email planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au