Amendment C293morn - Rezoning Transport Land in Somerville

Amendment C293morn proposes to:
  • rezone a single land parcel that is near the Somerville Railway Station from the Transport Zone 1 – State Transport Infrastructure (TRZ1) to the Commercial 1 Zone (C1Z);
  • apply the Schedule 30 to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO30).
 

What is this amendment about?

Amendment C293morn proposes to:

  • rezone a single land parcel that is near the Somerville Railway Station from the Transport Zone 1 – State Transport Infrastructure (TRZ1) to the Commercial 1 Zone (C1Z); and
  • apply the Schedule 30 to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO30).

 

 

What land is affected by the amendment?

The amendment applies to 1100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Somerville, being Crown Allotment 19A, Parish of Tyabb.

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Why is the amendment needed?

The amendment was required to update the land’s zoning to ensure it is appropriately zoned to support commercial uses that are consistent with the broader planning objectives as outlined in the Somerville Township Structure Plan (Plan2Place, 2019). Previously zoned TRZ1, the land is not a public asset, does not contain public infrastructure or assets, and is not required for future public purposes by the relevant authorities.

The application of the DDO30 to the land ensures consistency of future built form outcomes with the wider Somerville Activity Centre as per the structure plan. The DDO30 will also limit the scale of development to avoid potential sightline issues with the neighbouring Somerville railway track.

Where can I see the amendment documents?

You can view all the amendment documents free of charge:

  1. online at the State Government’s website
  2. 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 7 February 2023 Council Meeting minutes.

When was the amendment publicly exhibited?

The amendment was publicly exhibited from 18 May 2023 until 30 June 2023.

How many submissions did Council receive?

 Council received a total of two submissions.

Can I see the submissions?

You can view all submissions free of charge by:

  • requesting a copy by emailing strategic.admin@mornpen.vic.gov.au,
  • 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)

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

Did Council refer submissions to a planning panel?

No. Council was not required to refer the submission to a planning panel because the submissions did not object to the proposal or seek to change the proposal.

Was there a public panel hearing?

No. None of the submissions were required to be referred to a planning panel.

What has Council decided to do with the amendment?

Council considered all submissions and decided to adopt the amendment without changes at the Council Meeting on 19 December  2023. You can view the 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 04 January 2024.

What is the Minister for Planning’s decision?

The Minister for Planning has approved the amendment without changes. Notice of the decision was provided to Council on 12 March 2024.

What happens now?

The amendment was gazetted on 22 March 2024. 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.