Introduction

Planning Scheme Amendment C270morn seeks to protect the Peninsula’s highly valued Green Wedge from inappropriate development by rezoning eight parcels of land outside the Urban Growth Boundary and fixing irregularities in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme. The amendment affects a total of ten sites across Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Portsea and Shoreham.

Specifically, the amendment proposes the following changes:

  • Rezone Site 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (listed below) from Special Use Zone – Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to the Green Wedge Zone - Schedule 3 (GWZ3)
  • Rezone Site 7 from the Special Use Zone – Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ).
  • Rezone Site 2 and 8 from the Special Use Zone - Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to Public Conservation and Resource Zone (PCRZ).)
  • Delete Site 1, 7, 9 and 10 from the Schedule to Clause 51.02 (Metropolitan Green Wedge Land: Core Planning Provisions). For sites 1 and 7 this is to ensure consistency with the surrounding GWZ3 and for sites 9 and 10 because they are located inside the Urban Growth Boundary.

The amendment applies to:

  • Site 1: 60-70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza (former Melbourne Business School, Mount Eliza Campus)
  • Site 2: section of foreshore reserve adjacent to 60-70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza
  • Site 3: 50A McGregor Avenue, Mount Martha
  • Site 4: 60 Hearn Road, Mount Martha
  • Site 5: 19 Tallis Drive, Mornington (Mornington Golf Course)
  • Site 6: 46 London Bridge Road, Portsea (Portsea Golf Course)
  • Site 7: 35 Sunnyside Road, Mount Eliza (Manyung Recreation Camp)
  • Site 8: 3875 Point Nepean Road (Point Nepean National Park)
  • Site 9: 74-76 Marine Parade, Shoreham (Mentone Grammar camp)
  • Site 10: 62 Oakbank Road, Mornington (Padua College)

Site 1 & 2

Site 3 & 4

Site 5 & 7


Site 6 & 8



The amendment is required to provide a simpler and more consistent set of planning controls for the affected properties, and ensure that the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge is protected from inappropriate uses, development or subdivision.

You can inspect all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the ‘Browse amendments – C270morn‘ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.

Exhibition of the amendment concluded on Friday, 8 April 2022. You can view all submissions below, which have been redacted to protect submitters’ privacy:

Amendment C270morn – submissions

Council Decision

Council is considering all submissions received during the exhibition period. If concerns raised in submissions can be resolved by making changes to the amendment, Council will decide whether to adopt the amendment with changes.

If concerns raised in submissions cannot be resolved by making changes to the amendment, Council will decide whether to abandon the amendment or refer submissions to an independent planning panel. Council may also decide to split the amendment.

Council will decide during the Planning Services Committee meeting on Monday, 20 June 2022.

Next Steps

If Council decides to refer submissions to an independent planning panel, the panel will consider all submissions referred to it. It also gives anyone who made a written submission an opportunity to present their key points at the panel hearing. Submitters can present their submissions to the panel in person or have someone else (such as a consultant) present on their behalf. You can read more about planning panels and the panel hearing process via the ‘Guide to planning panels’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.

Council will consider the panel’s report and recommendations before deciding whether to adopt or abandon the amendment. If Council adopts the amendment with or without changes, the amendment is then submitted to the Minister for Planning for consideration and decision. If Council abandons the amendment, the Minister will be informed of Council’s decision.

If you made a submission, we will update you on the amendment’s progress. If you did not make a submission but would like to receive notification of the amendment’s progress, please click ‘Follow’ on the amendment’s webpage.

The following directions and panel hearing dates have been pre-set as a contingency if Council decides to refer submissions to an independent panel:

  • Directions hearing – to commence in the week of Monday, 25 July 2022
  • Panel hearing – to commence in the week of Monday, 5 September 2022