Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C385 implements the West Melbourne Structure Plan by introducing new tailored planning controls in the Planning Scheme.

This will guide the use and development of land and celebrate the character of West Melbourne as outlined in the Structure Plan.

The West Melbourne Structure Plan was endorsed by the Future Melbourne Committee in February 2018.

The West Melbourne Structure Plan Committee considered Amendment C309 due to a loss of quorum at the Council meeting that was due to consider adoption of the Amendment. The Committee resolved to refer Amendment C309 to the Minister for Planning and request that the Minister for Planning prepare and approve a new amendment to the Melbourne Planning Scheme under Section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act in the same form as Amendment C309 on the basis that the Amendment has already been the subject of the statutory exhibition, consultation and a panel process under the Act.

This new amendment forms Planning Scheme Amendment C385 West Melbourne Structure Plan, which has been gazetted by the Minister for Planning.

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

    22 November 2018 to 4 February 2019

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Submissions to the Future Melbourne Committee

    Report on public submissions to Future Melbourne Committee. Council requests Minister to appoint independent panel to review and hear submissions.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Submissions to the independent panel

    Independent panel considers written submissions lodged during the statutory consultation period, hears verbal submissions in support of the written submissions and makes recommendations.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Submissions to the Future Melbourne Committee

    Future Melbourne Committee considers the panel report and changes to the Planning Scheme Amendment.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Amendment referred to Minister for Planning

    Council submits final amendment to Minister for approval.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Amendment approved by Minister for Planning

    10 May 2022

Amendment overview

Find out more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C309 (now C385).

West Melbourne Structure Plan

The structure plan guides the development of future growth in West Melbourne.

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