Amendment C134: Brunswick Activity Centre
About Amendment C134 and Brunswick Activity Centre
The Brunswick Activity Centre is currently experiencing rapid change. Significant population and employment growth has brought with it challenges to maintaining and improving its liveability as a unique and diverse place within metropolitan Melbourne.
Amendment C134 proposes to implement the land use and built form directions from the Brunswick Structure Plan (2010), Brunswick Structure Plan Addendum (2012) and Sydney Road and Upfield Corridor Strategic Framework Plan (2014).
Significant features of the amendment include:
- Changes to the Local Planning Policy Framework (LPPF) to implement Council’s strategic plans
- Rezoning strategically selected parcels of land to allow for urban renewal
- Appplication of three new Design and Development Overlays that provide built form guidance for new developments, and
- Application of the Environmental Audit Overlay to sites identified as potentially contaminated land.
The amendment relates to the Brunswick Activity Centre (BAC) and applies to the Sydney Road and Upfield Corridor, Lygon Street local area and Nicholson Street local area as identified in Brunswick Structure Plan (BSP), Brunswick Structure Plan Addendum and Sydney Road and Upfield Corridor Strategic Framework Plan (2014).
Status update (August 2016)
On 3 August 2016, the Minister for Planning approved C134. Notice of the approved amendment was advertised in the Government Gazette on 11 August 2016 which is when the chages were formally introduced into the Merri-bek Planning Scheme.
The following amendment documents were approved by the Minister and now form part of the Merri-bek Planning Scheme:
Independent Panel Report
Expert Witness Reports for Planning Panels Victoria Hearing (February 2015)
Council’s planning officers are available to discuss the new zones and overlays and the implications they may have for any planning permit application. Please contact Council’s City Development Branch on 9240 1111 should you require any further information.
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