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Boral Quarry, Scoresby - Rezoning & Redevelopment

The Site

The site is identified as a Strategic Investigation Site in the Knox Housing Strategy, January 2015 with the potential capacity to support approximately 1,600 dwellings. The Housing Strategy supports a sustainable master-planned community that contributes to housing diversity, open space, connectivity and accessibility.

Council officers have been engaged in preliminary discussions with Boral and Mirvac. The proposal is in its early stages and at this time, Council has not received a planning scheme amendment request to rezone the site.

Planning Scheme Amendment Process

A planning scheme amendment process will be required to rezone the land to enable residential development, including appropriate development and planning controls. The process will enable Council to consider the views of the community through public consultation and will ultimately require approval from the Minister for Planning.

In assessing any future development for the site, Council will consider the implications on infrastructure services and the surrounding road network. These considerations will be incorporated into the planning scheme amendment process and will include:

  • Suitable access to the site and traffic implications;
  • Impact on existing residential areas;
  • Provision of public open space;
  • A suitable mix of uses to suit the strategic location of the site, noting that the provision of employment generating land is encouraged;
  • Maintaining the integrity of the Dandenong Creek Valley Parklands;
  • Effectively and constructively dealing with the constraints of the site such as flooding, power lines, vegetation and topography; and
  • Ensuring that the safety and amenity of any residential development is protected given the site’s proximity to closed landfill sites, the materials recycling centre and Eastlink.
Aerial view of the Boral site
Aerial map view of the affected area.

Rehabilition in accordance with Work Authority 67 (WA67)

The northern pit is required to be rehabilitated under the existing Work Authority 67. The work plan requires that the site be rehabilitated at the conclusion of quarrying operations and includes the filling of the pit and removal of some vegetation planted for screening purposes when the quarry was established. Work Authority 67 is governed by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and approval from Council is not required to undertake rehabilitation works.

For more information

If you have any further questions, please contact City Futures on 9298 8000 or email psamendments@knox.vic.gov.au

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