Whitehorse City Council

Amendment C94

The Minister for Planning approved Amendment C94 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme on 24 November 2011. The amendment itself came into effect on this date, being the date the Notice of Approval was published in the Government Gazette.

The amendment proposes to introduce a permanent Design and Development Overlay Schedule 5 (Clause 43.02 Schedule 5) – Mitcham Neighbourhood Activity Centre Height Limits over the Neighbourhood Activity Centre to provide preferred maximum height limits for buildings.

  • The new Design and Development Overlay Schedule 5 will replace the existing interim Schedule 5 and Schedule 6 which expired on 7 July 2010. 
  • The amendment also makes consequential changes to Clause 21.07 (Economic Development) and Map 3DDO of the Whitehorse Planning Scheme.

The land affected by the amendment is all land zoned Business 1 and Mixed Use in the Mitcham Neighbourhood Activity Centre. The building heights specified by the Design and Development Overlay Schedule 5 are consistent with the Nunawading/MegaMile Major Activity Centre and Mitcham Neighbourhood Activity Centre Structure Plan adopted by Council in April 2008. You can view the Structure Plan at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Nunawading--Mitcham-Structure-Plans.html

Amendment C94 was on public exhibition from Thursday 7 October 2010 to Friday 5 November 2010. At the Monday 24 January 2011 meeting, Council resolved to request an independent panel hearing from the Minister of Planning. 

A directions hearing was held on Thursday 17 February 2011 and the panel hearing was held on Monday 28 February 2011, at the Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading.

Planning Panels Victoria submitted their recommendations to Council and this report can be viewed below:

pdf icon  Amendment C94 Panel Report (1.25MB)

Council considered the Panel Report at its meeting on 30 May 2011 and adopted the amendment with a number of changes. Council resolved to submit the amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval. Amendment C94 exhibition documentation can be viewed below:

For more information, please contact the Strategic Planning Unit on 9262 6303.