- Construct a building or construct or carry out works (including an outdoor swimming pool and outbuilding associated with a dwelling)
- Demolish or remove a building
What is significant about Jubilee Park?
Haig St, in the 1930/40s courtesy of the Ringwood Historical Society - SS0122
What is the purpose of Amendment C116?
Amendment C116 to the Maroondah Planning Scheme proposes to apply a Heritage Overlay and Neighbourhood Character Overlay- Schedule 3 (NCO3) to various properties and rezone land from General Residential Zone to Neighbourhood Residential Zone- Schedule 5 (NRZ5) in the area known as Jubilee Park.
The findings of the Jubilee Park Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Study Final Report, February 2018 provide the strategic basis for this Amendment.
The map below shows land affected by the three new planning controls proposed.
What is the Neighbourhood Character Overlay?
A number of properties are proposed to have a Neighbourhood Character Overlay Schedule 3 (NCO3) applied. The Study identified some key elements that define the neighbourhood character of Jubilee Park, specifically the southern ends of James and Kendall Streets, and almost the full extent of Ellison Street and Haig Street. These comprise the built form and spacious garden settings viewable from the street.
The provisions of the NCO3 require a planning permit to:
What are the Heritage Controls?
A number of properties in the area are proposed to have Heritage Controls. Interim heritage controls have been applied under Amendment C117 while Council progresses permanent controls through Amendment C116.
Please note that the Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C135maro to the Maroondah Planning Scheme. The Amendment extends the expiry date of interim Heritage Overlay controls for places and precincts within the Jubilee Park heritage area in Ringwood (introduced through Amendment C117) until 31 March 2020.
A full assessment of places identified in the study area revealed that several properties in the Jubilee Park Study area meet the threshold of heritage local significance and warrant inclusion in the Heritage Overlay. A property with heritage overlay controls will require a permit for any external alterations (excluding maintenance); demolition, building works or extensions to a building.
What is the Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 5 (NRZ5) proposed?
The properties designated in the Amendment are proposed to be rezoned from General Residential Zone to Neighbourhood Residential Zone, Schedule 5 (NRZ5).
The rezoning of land to NRZ5 responds to the implications of Amendment VC110 introduced by. the State Government on 27 March 2017. Amendment VC110 withdrew the restriction previously contained in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone that no more than two dwellings were allowed on a lot.
The purpose of the Neighbourhood Residential Zone is considered more appropriate to the Jubilee Park area, as it recognises areas with predominantly single and double storey residential development, and is intended to manage and ensure that development respects the identified neighbourhood character, heritage, environmental or landscape characteristics of an area.
The proposed rezoning will introduce a mandatory 9.0 metre maximum building height and maximum 2 storeys, as opposed to a mandatory 11 metres and maximum 3 storeys currently applicable under the General Residential Zone.
What is the background to this Amendment?
What community consultation has been undertaken prior to the Planning Scheme Amendment?
What are the next steps in the process?
The Amendment will be on public exhibition until 13 December 2018. During that time, anyone can make a submission.
Once the exhibition period has finished, Council will engage with submitters with written concerns. If these cannot be resolved, the Amendment will be referred to Panels Victoria for a public hearing. Following the hearing, the Panel will make recommendations as to how issues should be addressed.
Where can I find further information?
Further information can be viewed on Council’s website at www.maroondah.vic.gov.au.
The full set of Amendment documentation can be viewed on the website of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/public-inspection
Council’s Strategic Planning Team are available to answer questions and can be contacted on 1300 88 22 33.
How do I make a submission?
Any person who may be affected by the Amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the Amendment. 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 submitter wishes to make.
Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.
The closing date for submissions is 13 December 2018. A submission must be sent to Mr Phil Turner, Director Strategy and Community, Maroondah City Council, PO Box 156, Ringwood 3134 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.