Kaufland Australia Pty Ltd has requested the that Minister for Planning change the planning scheme provisions that apply to the land at 592-694 High Street, Epping to facilitate the development of a supermarket-based store. The Minister for Planning has referred the proposal to the Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee.

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 were invited over a 20 business day period.

Submissions to the Kaufland Stores in Victoria Advisory Committee closed on 26 October 2018

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing will be held at 10.00am on Friday 2 November 2018 at Planning Panels Victoria. Planning Panels Victoria is located at Ground Floor, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne.

The purpose of the Directions Hearing is to:

  • consider any preliminary or procedural issues and give directions about the conduct of the Hearing including the exchange of any expert witness reports
  • make arrangements for the Hearing, including the Timetable and Hearing venue
  • answer any questions people may have about the Hearing.

You should attend the Directions Hearing if:

  • you are unfamiliar with the Planning Review Panel process and wish to participate in the Public Hearing process
  • you have any questions about the Planning Review Panel process or wish to raise any procedural issues.

Parties seeking to be heard are required to lodge a submission and complete a Request to be heard above.

Public Hearing

The Public Hearing will be held from the week commencing 19 November 2018.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission.


The Advisory Committee submitted its Tranche 1 report to the Minister for Planning on 7 February 2019.

The Minister for Planning released the report on 8 March 2019. The report can be accessed in the Document Library on this page.

Contact us

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

Name Planning Panels Victoria

For general enquiries, please contact:

Name Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning