Hawksburn Village Planning Controls – Amendment C272ston

Hawksburn Village Structure Plan

In 2016 Council adopted the Hawksburn Village Structure Plan which was prepared in consultation with the local Hawksburn Village community. The structure plan helped articulate what is working well in the village and how it can be enhanced, as well as how the area might grow and change in the future.

New planning controls for Hawksburn Village

To implement some of the structure plan strategies, the Stonnington Planning Scheme needs to be changed to introduce new planning ‘rules’ for the activity centre. The new rules or planning controls will help protect and enhance what is good

Hawksburn Village Structure Plan

In 2016 Council adopted the Hawksburn Village Structure Plan which was prepared in consultation with the local Hawksburn Village community. The structure plan helped articulate what is working well in the village and how it can be enhanced, as well as how the area might grow and change in the future.

New planning controls for Hawksburn Village

To implement some of the structure plan strategies, the Stonnington Planning Scheme needs to be changed to introduce new planning ‘rules’ for the activity centre. The new rules or planning controls will help protect and enhance what is good and valued about the village and guide opportunities for change in order to meet the needs of the existing and future population. The changes to the planning scheme aim to facilitate positive change in relation to the design of new buildings, use of land, open space and the public realm.

In order to introduce new planning controls, Stonnington’s Planning Scheme will need to be formally amended.

Amendment C272ston

Amendment C272ston proposes to make the following changes to the Stonnington Planning Scheme:

1. Introduce a new Design and Development Overlay schedule

This will be applied to the majority of the activity centre on land zoned Commercial 1 or Mixed Use.

The new schedule to the Design and Development Overlay will set out design requirements for streetscapes, the public realm and building design within the activity centre. Design requirements include how tall buildings can be, how high a wall can be at street frontage and how far and where a building should be setback from a street or rear boundary.

Some of these requirements are proposed to be mandatory e.g. a new building cannot exceed the maximum stated building height.

Mandatory requirements have been put in place to focus on:

  • respecting heritage buildings and their built form context,
  • responding to the existing streetscape scale of Hawksburn Village, and
  • responding to residential streetscapes and ensuring an appropriate level of residential amenity.

The new schedule (number 21) to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO21) can be viewed here.

2. Change the existing land use zone for some sites within the centre to a zone that better reflects the current and future use of the land.

Specifically the changes propose to rezone part of the land at:

  • 333 Malvern Road from General Residential Zone to Residential Growth Zone, and
  • 442–446 and 448–450 Malvern Road from General Residential Zone to Commercial 1 Zone.

The changes also propose to rezone all of the land at:

  • 365 Malvern Road from Residential Growth Zone to Public Park and Recreation Zone,
  • 7 Hobson Street from General Residential Zone to Public Park and Recreation Zone, and
  • 48 Westbourne Street from Commercial 1 Zone to Neighbourhood Residential Zone.

3. Place an Environmental Audit Overlay on sites which have an industrial history, so that in the event they are redeveloped the sites are properly checked for contamination.

Specifically, the change to the planning scheme is extending the existing Environmental Audit Overlay at 442–446 and 448–450 Malvern Road in a southerly direction (this will also affect part of 6/6 Miller Street).

4. Minor updates to the Local Planning Policy Framework

Amendment C272ston also makes consequential planning scheme changes at Clause 21.04 Economic Development, Clause 21.06 Built Environment and Heritage, and Clause 21.09 Reference Documents to include appropriate references to the Hawksburn Village Structure Plan and related planning controls.

Map of proposed planning scheme changes

The map below (click to enlarge) identifies the specific locations within the activity centre where changes to the planning scheme are proposed:

For enlarged areas click the associated map:
Map 1 | Map 2 | Map 3

More information

To further explain and support the proposed planning scheme changes the Amendment C272ston documentation, explanatory report and supporting documents are provided in the links below:

Amendment C272ston documents:

Zoning Maps - Planning Scheme Map Nos.1, 4 and 5

Environmental Overlay Map - Planning Scheme Map No. 4EAO

Design and Development Overlay Maps - Planning Scheme Map Nos. 1DDO, 4DDO and 5DDO

Explanatory report (please note new pre-set panel dates below)

Supporting documents:

Documents can also be viewed on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website

OR in person at Planning Counter, Stonnington City Centre, 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern

  • Next Steps

    21 days ago

    Public Exhibition of Amendment C272ston was held from 12 November to 23 December 2019.

    Next Steps

    Council will consider all submissions received during Public Exhibition and will make a decision on how to proceed with Amendment C272ston at a future Council meeting in March or April 2020. Options available to Council are to refer the amendment to an Independent Planning Panel, with or without changes, OR Council can abandon the amendment.

    Should a Planning Panel be requested pre-set hearing dates have been scheduled as follows:

    Directions hearing - week commencing 11 May 2020

    Panel hearing - week commencing 25 May 2020

    More Information

    For more information please contact City Strategy on: 8290 1395 or email: strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au

    Public Exhibition of Amendment C272ston was held from 12 November to 23 December 2019.

    Next Steps

    Council will consider all submissions received during Public Exhibition and will make a decision on how to proceed with Amendment C272ston at a future Council meeting in March or April 2020. Options available to Council are to refer the amendment to an Independent Planning Panel, with or without changes, OR Council can abandon the amendment.

    Should a Planning Panel be requested pre-set hearing dates have been scheduled as follows:

    Directions hearing - week commencing 11 May 2020

    Panel hearing - week commencing 25 May 2020

    More Information

    For more information please contact City Strategy on: 8290 1395 or email: strategicplanning@stonnington.vic.gov.au