Introduction

Amendment C281morn proposes to change car parking requirements for new land uses and development in the core commercial areas of Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings.

Specifically, the amendment:

  • introduces the Parking Overlay (‘PO’) at Clause 45.09 to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme, and
  • applies a new schedule of requirements (‘PO1’) to land in the core commercial areas of each township.

The PO1 requires new land uses and/or developments to comply with car parking requirements set out in Column B of Table 1 in Clause 52.06-5 of the Planning Scheme. (Column B requirements are generally less than those in Column A which currently apply). The amendment retains existing visitor car parking requirements for residential development.

These changes in car parking requirements are recommended in Council’s adopted Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plans

The amendment applies to all land zoned Commercial 1 (C1Z), Industrial 3 (IN3Z) and Mixed Use (MUZ) in the core commercial areas of the Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Major Activity Centres.

Hastings Major Activity Centre

Rosebud Major Activity Centre
Mornington Major Activity Centre



The amendment is required to implement recommendations from the Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plans (GTA Consultants, 2021) which were adopted by Council on 4 May 2021.

Download: Mornington Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plan
Download: Rosebud Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plan
Download: Hastings Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plan

The Plans provide a framework for managing existing and future car parking supply and demand to support the role and function of each centre.

Specifically, the amendment is needed to ensure that the amount of car parking provided for new land uses and developments in these centres is based on:

  • meeting existing and predicted parking demand over the next 10-15 years
  • avoiding the over-supply of parking which could negatively impact the look, feel and functioning of buildings and spaces in each centre,
  • encouraging people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of always driving to each centre,
  • recognising that people who drive often visit multiple places in one trip but only park once for the entire visit, minimising the need for parking spaces,
  • the varying peak periods of parking demand across each centre depending on the nature and operating hours of different businesses and other land uses,
  • the availability of alternative modes of transport (such as walking, cycling and public transport) in each centre which can reduce overall car parking demand,
  • ensuring there is sufficient visitor car parking for new residential developments given the high rates of tourism in each centre,
  • providing greater clarity and certainty for local businesses and the broader community about car parking requirements for new land uses and development in each centre.

You can view all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the ‘Browse amendments – C281morn’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.

Viewing of Submissions

Exhibition of the amendment concluded on Friday, 13 August 2021. You can view all submissions below, which have been redacted to protect submitters’ privacy:

Council Decision

Council considered all submissions and decided to adopt the amendment at the Monday 25 October 2021, Planning Services Committee meeting.

Council submitted the amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval on 09 November 2021.


Ministerial Decision

The Minister for Planning approved the amendment on 1 February 2022