Amendment C161: 395-429 Albert Street, Brunswick

About Amendment C161

Council prepared Amendment C161 to the Merri-bek Planning Scheme.

Land affected by the amendment

The amendment applied to the precinct referred to as 395-429 Albert Street, Brunswick.

The precinct is comprised of the following properties:
395, 397-401, 403, 405, 407, 409, 411, 413, 417, 423, 427 and 429 Albert Street, Brunswick.

What the amendment proposed

The proposed Amendment C161 to the Merri-bek Planning Scheme is summarised as follows:

  • Rezone the precinct from the Industrial 1 Zone (IN1Z) to the Mixed Use Zone (MUZ).
  • Apply schedule 26 of the Design and Development Overlay (DDO26) to the precinct. DDO26 applies built form requirements to achieve defined design outcomes including mandatory maximum height controls ranging from 4 to 6 storeys.
  • Apply the Environmental Audit Overlay (EAO) to the precinct, to ensure potential contamination issues are addressed.

Council Decision

Council considered the report of the panel appointed to consider Amendment C161 to the Merri-bek Planning Scheme at the 9 August 2017 Council meeting.

Council resolved to Abandon the amendment.

A copy of the report considered by Council and the minutes of this meeting are available on our Minutes and past agendas page.

Amendment C172

Amendment C172 rezones the land at 395-429 Albert Street, Brunswick from the Industrial 1 Zone to the Mixed Use Zone, applies the Environmental Audit Overlay and applies Design and Development Overlay, Schedule 26 (DDO26).

The Minister for Planning used his powers pursuant to section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to exempt himself from the normal notice provisions to approve this amendment.

The Minister justified this decision because the amendment had already gone through a full amendment process – through Amendment C161, which was abandoned by Council at its meeting of 9 August 2017.

Amendment C172 applies a discretionary eight storey height limit across the site through the provisions of DDO26, consistent with the recommendations of the independent planning panel for Amendment C161.

Further information

For further information please phone Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 9240 1175 or email Strategic Planning.

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