Introduction

Amendment C239morn proposes to

revise or apply a new Heritage Overlay to two places in Shoreham and Merricks

North.

The amendment applies to:

  • Part of 181 Bittern-Dromana Road, Merricks North
  • 39-45 Marine Parade, Shoreham and part of 47-57 Marine Parade Shoreham

The amendment is required to recognise and protect places of heritage significance. It does this by:

1. Applying a new permanent Heritage Overlay (HO543) to land at 181 Bittern-Dromana Road in Merricks North to protect Fenton Hall.

2. Increasing the existing Heritage Overlay (HO127) on land at 39-45 Marine Parade and part of 47-57 Marine Parade in Shoreham to cover all parts of the former Camp Buxton including the entire open-air chapel and to revise the heritage citation.

You can inspect all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the ‘Browse amendments – C239morn’ Amendments (planning.vic.gov.au)’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website

Exhibition of the amendment concluded on Friday, 18 March 2022. You can view all submissions below, which have been redacted to protect submitters’ privacy:

Amendment C239morn – 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 9 May 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, 13 June 2022.
  • Panel hearing – to commence in the week of Monday, 11 July 2022