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.

Council decided during the Planning Services Committee meeting on Monday, 20 June 2022 to refer submissions to a planning panel. The dates for the directions and panel hearings are as follows:

Directions hearing – This took place on Thursday, 28 July 2022.

Panel hearing – Commencing on Monday, 5 September 2022 at 10am.

The hearing is expected to run for 5 to 10 days with the second week commencing on Monday, 12 September 2022.

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Note: As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording.

All panel-related documents including Council’s submission to the panel and the panel’s report can be found in the Document Library as soon as they are made available.

Next Steps

Council will consider all submissions, including the panel’s report and recommendations, and decide 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.

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