Planning Scheme Amendment C228morn proposes to introduce and apply a new Schedule 23 to the Development Plan Overlay to the land at 146-152 Bungower Road, Mornington and remove the existing Schedule 6 to the Design and Development Overlay to facilitate the development of the land.

The amendment will facilitate the development of the land for commercial land uses, including health and community support services in accordance with Schedule 23 to the Development Plan Overlay.

The amendment applies to:

146-152 Bungower Road, Mornington

The amendment is required to facilitate the development of the land for commercial land uses, including health and community support services. The application of DPO23 allows for a master planned and efficient approach to the development of the site and requires that before a permit is granted, a development plan must be prepared addressing the requirements identified in the schedule.

The amendment also proposes the removal of the existing Schedule 6 to the Design and Development Overlay and integrating the relevant neighbourhood character provisions into the new Schedule 23 to the Development Plan Overlay. This will ensure the development responds appropriately to the low density residential surrounds which are identified in Schedule 6 to the Design and Development Overlay.

You can view all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the Mornington Peninsula C228morn webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website

Viewing of Submissions

Exhibition of the amendment concluded on Friday 19 March 2021.

You can view all submissions which have been redacted to protect submitters’ privacy:

Amendment C228morn

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 following meeting:

15 June 2021 Planning Services Committee

Next Steps

If Council decides to refersubmissions to an independent planning panel, the Panel will consider all written submissions. It also gives anyone who made a written submission an opportunity to present their key points at a public hearing.Submitters can present their submissions to the Panel in person, or be represented by another person. 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 beginning Monday, 19 July 2021

Panel hearing – to commence in the week beginning Monday, 9 August 2021