The Mernda Township is the area bounded by the Whittlesea rail reserve to the west, Bridge Inn Road to the south, the Plenty River to the east and Hazel Glen Drive to the north.
The 2 northern corners of Plenty Road and Bridge Inn Road form part of the proposed Mernda Town Centre, a core component of the future Mernda Activity Centre.
The proposed amendment will:
- rezone approximately 35 hectares of land in the Mernda Township, from Township Zone and Public Use Zone 2 to the General Residential Zone
- introduce a Development Plan Overlay to the Township area
The amendment will also apply the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay and the Vegetation Protection Overlay on select areas within the Township as depicted in the Planning Scheme Maps.
In addition to the above, the amendment also seeks to remove DPO16 from approximately 13 hectares of land adjacent to the intersection of Plenty Road and Bridge Inn Road and apply DPO15 instead.
On December 3 2015, Amendment C175 was placed on public exhibition where we invited the public to make submissions.
After reviewing all of the received submissions, Council decided to refer the matter to an independent panel for a decision.
The panel hearing was held on Wednesday, 3 August at Council's offices. The Panel reviewed all submissions discussed at the hearing and prepared a report, which is available for download below.
You can view the existing planning provisions referenced in the submission on the Victorian State Government website or at our offices located at 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.