Planning Scheme Amendment C281morn proposes to change the planning scheme to ensure that the amount of parking required for new uses and developments in the core commercial areas of Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings reflects the amount of parking that is needed by that use/development, and reflects the multi-purpose nature of visits to these areas.

The amendment does this by introducing the Parking Overlay (PO) to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme and applying a new schedule (PO1) to the core commercial areas of the Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Major Activity Centres. The schedule specifies that new uses/developments must provide car parking according to the requirements set out in Column B of Table 1 in Clause 52.06-5 of the Planning Scheme. Column B requirements are less than those in Column A which currently apply in the centres.

The Amendment implements key recommendations from 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 the objectives and key recommendations of the Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Major Activity Centre Parking Precinct Plans (GTA Consultants, 2021) which were adopted by Council on 4 May 2021.

The Plans provide a strategic framework to manage existing and future car parking supply and demand to support the role and vision of each centre in accordance with their adopted Structure Plans and corresponding local planning policies in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme (i.e.: Clause 22.18 – Mornington Activity Centre Policy, Clause 22.23 – Rosebud Activity Centre Policy, and Clause 22.24 – Hastings Activity Centre Policy).

In accordance with the Parking Precinct Plans, the amendment will ensure that:

  • statutory parking rates and parking provision align with the existing and predicted parking generation rates outlined in the Parking Precinct Plans
  • statutory parking rates and parking provision better reflect the context of these Major Activity Centres wherein the likelihood of multi-destination trips, differing peak periods of uses, and opportunities for alternative modes of transport (such as walking, cycling and public transport) collectively reduce demand for car parking
  • the provision of car parking does not induce demand beyond current and predicted generation levels
  • greater clarity and certainty is provided regarding the provision of parking in the commercial core of each centre

Retention of standard (Column A) parking requirements for residential visitor spaces recognises the significant levels of tourism visitation experienced within the centres and the associated need to continue catering for this parking demand.

Council has received authorisation from the Minister for Planning on 25 May 2021 to prepare the amendment. Exhibition of the amendment will commence within the next couple of months. During the exhibition period, you will be able to make a formal submission by using any of the following methods:

Completing an online submission form

Completing and emailing a downloaded electronic submission form

Completing and posting a printed submission form

All documents relating to the amendment will be available for public inspection free of charge once exhibition commences via the ‘Planning documents on exhibition’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.

Next Steps

Council will send a formal notice of the amendment before the exhibition commences to all owners and occupiers of land that may be materially affected by the amendment, as well as to others that may be impacted by the amendment. There will also be advertising in the print media.