Draft Land Use Framework Plan
Click here to read the updated 2020 consultation draft and background material.
The Hearing for this matter will proceed by video conference using Microsoft Teams in the week commencing Monday 18 January 2021. The Advisory Committee has released an updated Hearing Timetable (version 6) on 15 January 2021. For more information please see below.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has prepared an updated (2020) consultation draft of the Yarra River - Bulleen Precinct Land Use Framework Plan. The draft plan recommends future land uses and connections for a section of the Yarra River encompassing parts of Bulleen, Heidelberg and Lower Templestowe.
While the 2020 consultation draft is largely the same as the 2019 draft, important updates have been made to reflect the impacts and status of the North East Link, amended plans for the Yarra Valley Country Club site and the findings of the Bulleen-Banyule Flats Cultural Values Study undertaken by the Traditional Owners for the study area - the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people.
Consistent with the 2019 draft, the 2020 consultation draft recommends:
An updated draft Planning Scheme Amendment to the Manningham Planning Scheme (C125mann) and Development Plan for private development at the Yarra Valley Country Club has also been prepared and referred to the Committee.
The Minister for Planning has appointed an Advisory Committee to provide strategic and statutory planning advice on the draft Framework Plan and associated draft Planning Scheme Amendment. The work of the Advisory Committee is guided by its Terms of Reference (and the two later Addendums to the Terms), which you can find in the Document Library on the right hand side of this page.
The Committee is comprised of the following Members:
Learn more about the members by reading their biographies.
You can find more information about the Advisory Committee process below, including appearing at a Hearing.
In May 2019, an invitation was extended for the public to make a submission to the Advisory Committee over a 20 day business period on any or all parts of the 2019 draft Framework Plan and Planning Scheme Amendments. Submissions closed on Friday 7 June 2019.
The updated 2020 consultation draft Framework Plan and updated draft Planning Scheme Amendment and Development Plan for the Yarra Valley Country Club were on public exhibition for 20 business days between Monday 31 August and 5.00pm on Friday 25 September 2020.
You can view the submissions received in 2019 and 2020 below:
A public briefing was held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 29 May 2019 at the Manningham Function Centre (699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster).
The purpose of the briefing was to present an overview of the proposals and information on the Advisory Committee process.
The Advisory Committee held a Directions Hearing by video conference using Microsoft Teams at 10.00am on Wednesday 14 October 2020.
Given the physical distancing restrictions, the Advisory Committee Hearing is not able to be conducted in person.
The Hearing will be conducted by video conference using Microsoft
Teams in the week commencing Monday 18 January 2021 and will run for 20 days until Monday 1 March 2021.
The timetable for the Hearing (version 6) can be found here.
Parties to the Hearing have been contacted by Planning Panels Victoria regarding these arrangements.
The Advisory Committee will hear this matter in an open forum. To observe proceedings, you can access the each day of the Public Hearing using the following link:
When viewing the Public Hearing, please note:
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The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give people an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission. The Hearing is open for anyone to watch.
The Advisory Committee is required to submit its written recommendations to the Minister for Planning as soon as practicable but no later than 30 business days from the completion of its Public Hearing.
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After the Advisory Committee has reported to the Minister for Planning your submission will be removed from all public display within three months.
Your original submission and any additional material provided to the Advisory Committee will be held at Planning Panels Victoria for two years and then sent to the Public Records Office of Victoria. All additional copies of the submission and other material held by Planning Panels Victoria will be securely destroyed.
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For information on the draft Framework Plan or associated planning scheme amendment, please contact:
Planning Implementation, DELWP
Phone: (03) 8683 0920
For information on the Advisory Committee and Public Hearing Process and making a submission, please contact:
Amy Selvaraj, Planning Panels Victoria
Phone: (03) 8624 5714
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