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 decided during the Planning Services Committee meeting on 9 May 2022 Council/Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes - Mornington Peninsula Shire (mornpen.vic.gov.au) to refer submissions to an independent planning panel for review and recommendations. The Panel conducted a public hearing on 12 July 2022 and delivered its report to Council on 9 August 2022. All panel-related documents including Council’s submission to the panel and the panel’s report can be found in the Document Library.

Council Decision

Council will consider the panel’s report and recommendations and decide whether to adopt or abandon the amendment during the Planning Services Committee meeting on 24 October 2022. Council/Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes - Mornington Peninsula Shire (mornpen.vic.gov.au)

Next Steps

If Council adopts the amendment, with or without changes, the amendment is then submitted to the Minister for Planning for consideration and 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.