The Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan (the Plan) (PDF) guides the sustainable staged development of 143 hectares of the former quarry site over the next 20 years.

The Lilydale Quarry site is located on the southern edge of the Lilydale Activity Centre and interfaces educational, industrial, open space and residential areas. The land is bounded by Mooroolbark Road to the west, Maroondah Highway and Melba Avenue to the north, Hull Road to the south and residential neighbourhoods to the east and south east.

The Plan identifies the location of approximately 3,000 future homes and the infrastructure needed to support the growing community such as roads and community facilities. It also outlines commercial land for employment and retail. This will provide certainty to the Lilydale community about what changes to expect on the former quarry site over the next 20 years.

The future site will build on Lilydale’s local character and celebrate its heritage from the Wurundjeri Traditional Owners through to its industrial use as a former limestone quarry.

For more information, refer to the Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan.

Draft Amendment C193yran to the Yarra Range Planning Scheme

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has prepared draft Amendment C193yran to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme for a Comprehensive Development Plan to rezone the land to a Comprehensive Development Zone to enable future decisions about the development of the site. The Plan identifies four precincts for housing and mixed use development.

You can explore these precincts using the interactive framework plan below.

A map showing precinct 1 as the western neighbourhood which is a mix of residential and mixed use. Precinct 2 which is the heritage village. Precinct 3 which is the Eastern neighbourhood and precinct 4 which is the urban core

Directions Hearing - 22 April 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, a Directions Hearing for Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan was held by video conference on the 22 April 2021.

Standing Advisory Committee hearing - 31 May 2021

The Standing Advisory Committee Hearing is scheduled to commence by video conference on Monday 31 May 2021 at 10:00am. Parties to the Standing Advisory Committee Hearing have been contacted regarding these arrangements.

The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligations to conduct hearings in public. To observe the live stream proceedings, you can join the Microsoft Teams link or phone +61 3 7019 2540 (Phone Conference ID: 302 702 578#)

If you have any questions, contact Planning Panels Victoria.

As with in-person hearings, the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recordings.


Public consultation planning documents

Engagement documents

Community engagement

VPA Fast Track program

Lilydale Quarry has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program. You can read more about the VPA’s Fast Track Program here.

The project will use the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister and the VPA prior to VPA finalising the amendment for the Minister for Planning’s consideration.

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