Amendment C270morn – Rezoning SUZ2 Land outside the UGB to the GWZ3

Planning Scheme Amendment C270morn seeks to protect the Peninsula’s highly valued Green Wedge from inappropriate development by rezoning eight parcels of land outside the Urban Growth Boundary and fixing irregularities in the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme. The amendment affects a total of ten sites across Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Portsea and Shoreham.

Specifically, the amendment proposes the following changes:

  • Rezone Site 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (listed below) from Special Use Zone – Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to the Green Wedge Zone - Schedule 3 (GWZ3)
  • Rezone Site 7 from the Special Use Zone – Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ).
  • Rezone Site 2 and 8 from the Special Use Zone - Schedule 2 (SUZ2) to Public Conservation and Resource Zone (PCRZ).)
  • Delete Site 1, 7, 9 and 10 from the Schedule to Clause 51.02 (Metropolitan Green Wedge Land: Core Planning Provisions). For sites 1 and 7 this is to ensure consistency with the surrounding GWZ3 and for sites 9 and 10 because they are located inside the Urban Growth Boundary.

Land affected by the Amendment

The amendment applies to:

  • Site 1: 60-70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza (former Melbourne Business School, Mount Eliza Campus)
  • Site 2: section of foreshore reserve adjacent to 60-70 Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza
  • Site 3: 50A McGregor Avenue, Mount Martha
  • Site 4: 60 Hearn Road, Mount Martha
  • Site 5: 19 Tallis Drive, Mornington (Mornington Golf Course)
  • Site 6: 46 London Bridge Road, Portsea (Portsea Golf Course)
  • Site 7: 35 Sunnyside Road, Mount Eliza (Manyung Recreation Camp)
  • Site 8: 3875 Point Nepean Road (Point Nepean National Park)
  • Site 9: 74-76 Marine Parade, Shoreham (Mentone Grammar camp)
  • Site 10: 62 Oakbank Road, Mornington (Padua College)

Site 1 & 2


Site 3 & 4


Site 5 & 7


Site 6 & 8


Why is the Amendment needed?

The amendment is required to provide a simpler and more consistent set of planning controls for the affected properties, and ensure that the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge is protected from inappropriate uses, development or subdivision.

Where can I view the Amendment documentation?

You can view all the amendment documents free of charge:

  • online at ‘Amendment C270morn’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
  • in person (on request) by visiting one of our customer service centres during office hours:
    - 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud VIC 3939 (Rosebud Office)
    - 2 Queen Street, Mornington VIC 3931 (Mornington Office)
    - 21 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915 (Hastings Office)

You can also read more about the amendment in the report presented to Council at the Monday, 17 February 2020 Planning Services Committee Meeting.

When was the Amendment publicly exhibited?

The amendment was publicly exhibited from 22 February 2022 until 8 April 2022.

How many submissions did Council receive?

Council received a total of564submissions.

Can I see the submissions?

You can view all submissions free of charge by:

IMPORTANT: We have removed all personal details from submissions to protect privacy.

Did Council refer submissions to a planning panel?

Yes. Council decided at the Planning Services Committee meeting onMonday, 20 June 2022to refer submissions to an independent planning panel for review and recommendations. The panel was appointed by the Minister for Planning.

Was there a public panel hearing?

Yes. A Directions Hearing was held on 28 July 2022. The Panel Hearing was held on 5 September 2022 until 12 September 2022.

Where can I see Panel-related documents?

The panel delivered its report to Council on14 October 2022. All panel-related documents including Council’s submission to the panel and the panel’s report can be found in the Document Library.

What has Council decided to do with the Amendment?

Council considered all submissions and the panel’s report and decided to adopt the amendment with during the Ordinary Council meeting on Monday, 31 October 2022. You can view the updated amendment documents in the attachments to the meeting minutes.

Council has notified all owners and occupiers of land affected by the amendment of this decision and submitted the amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval on 10 November 2022.

What is the Minister for Planning's decision?

The Minister for Planning has decided to approve the amendment with changes. Notice of the decision was provided to Council on 11 August 2023.


The amendment was gazetted on 6 September 2023. This means that the planning scheme has officially been changed as proposed by the amendment.


You can view the approved amendment documents on the State Government’s website.


Amendment C270morn


Document library

Download: Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 222KB)
Download:Panel Report(PDF, 2MB)
Download:Council Part A submission - Harwood Andrews - 24 August 2023(PDF, 1MB)
Download: Council Part B Submission - Harwood Andrews - 2 September 2022(PDF, 3MB)
Download:Expert Witness Statement - 10 Consulting Group for MPSC - 29 August 2022(PDF, 6MB)
Download:Expert Witness Statement - BMDA for Ryman Healthcare - 29 August 2022(PDF, 15MB)
Download:Expert Witness Statement - Contour Town Planners for Ryman Healthcare - 29 August 2022(PDF, 5MB)
Download:Ryman Healthcase Submission - 5 September 2022(PDF, 1MB)
Download:MPSC - Closing Submission(PDF, 423KB)