The proposed changes to the planning scheme will result in less energy usage, reduced carbon emissions, less waste going to landfill, more efficient water usage, and more sustainable transport options. This in turn will benefit owners and occupiers by creating energy efficient, climate resilient and comfortable buildings that cost less to run.
As we green our city, increased vegetation will assist with keeping our urban environment cool, especially during heatwaves. We also expect to see an increase in bird life and other animal species.
What are the proposed planning scheme changes?
The amendment proposes to:
- Amend the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) to ensure alignment between the MPS and the purpose of the amendment, by making changes to Clauses: 02.03-2 Environment and landscape values; 02.03-4 Built environment and heritage; and 02.03-7 Transport.
- Amend the Planning Policy Framework (PPF) to ensure alignment between the PPF and the purpose of the amendment, by making changes to Clauses: 15.01-2L Sustainable development and 19.03-3L Stormwater management (Water Sensitive Urban Design).
- Insert Schedule 73 to Clause 43.02 (Design and Development Overlay – Sustainable Building Design) to include provisions for:
- environmentally sustainable design;
- energy efficiency and renewables;
- waste and resource recovery;
- urban heat island response;
- urban ecology; and
- integrated water management.
- Amend Schedules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 to Clause 37.04 (Capital City Zone) and Schedules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to Clause 37.05 (Docklands Zone) to include provisions for:
- bicycle, motorcycle and car share parking;
- electric vehicle infrastructure;
- the design of car parking facilities; and
- the retention of car parking spaces as common property.
- Amend the Schedule to Clause 72.03 (What does this Planning Scheme consist of?) to include reference to the new map sheets for Schedule 73 to Clause 43.02 (Design and Development Overlay – Sustainable Building Design).
- Amend the Schedule to Clause 72.04 (Incorporated Documents) to include the Guidelines for Waste Management Plans, (City of Melbourne, June 2021).
- Amend the Schedule to Clause 72.08 Background Documents to include relevant background documents that support this amendment.
Amendment C376 Exhibition documents
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(Phillip Boyle and Associates, March 2016)
What is the amendment process?
Public consultation on the Amendment took place between 2 March and 17 April 2023. All submissions are then reviewed by Council.
Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council can decide whether to make suggested changes to the amendment or request that the Minister for Planning appoints an independent panel to hear and review submissions.
Before making a final decision on the amendment, Council will consider the independent panel’s advice or (if applicable) advice from a Ministerial Standing Advisory Committee. If the amendment is adopted by Council then it will be submitted to the Minister for Planning for final approval.
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