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What is Amendment C320?

Amendment C320 applies to land located at 154-160 Leicester Street in Carlton, known as the former Corkman Irish Pub.

The controls seek to guide reconstruction of the former building to ensure significant historic, architectural, aesthetic, social and cultural values are upheld with regard to the site.

Amendment C320 proposes the following changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme:

  • Deletes the interim Design and Development Overlay Schedule 68 (DDO 68-160 Leicester Place, Carlton); and
  • Amends the existing Design and Development Overlay (DDO61- City North to introduce permanent built form controls including requiring the reconstruction of the significant heritage building at 154-160 Leicester Street, Carlton).


The Carlton Inn was a two storey rendered brick hotel constructed in the mid 1880’s. In October 2016 the building was demolished without planning approval.

A Heritage Overlay applies and will continue to apply to the subject land Heritage Overlay 85 – Carlton Inn 154-160 Leicester Street, Carlton.

On 27 October 2016 the Minister for Planning introduced interim planning controls over the site, MPS Amendment C299. Schedule 68 to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO 68) introduced built form controls requiring the reconstruction of the significant heritage building. This interim control will expire and cease to have effect on 31 October 2018.

Amendment process:

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitters wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing to consider submissions.

A submission must be sent to the Team Leader – Planning Policy, City of Melbourne and lodged either:

  • Online here
  • Via email: planning
  • Post: Team Leader – Planning Policy
    City of Melbourne
    GPO Box 1603

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 27 April 2018.

Once exhibition of the amendment is completed, all submission will be considered by Council. Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council can decide whether to make the change requested by submissions to the amendment or request that the Minister for Planning appoint an independent panel to review and hear submissions.

Before making a final decision on the amendment, Council will consider the independent panel’s advice. If the amendment is adopted by Council, then it will be submitted to the Minister for Planning for final approval.

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You can contact the Planning Policy Team on 9658 9658 or email:

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