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Amendment C176 - Waterford Valley Residential Aged Care Facility

Current Status

Planning Scheme Amendment C176 is currently on Exhibition. Exhibition closes on Monday 19 August 2019.

What is Amendment C176?

The land affected by the amendment is 145 and 153 Bunjil Way, Knoxfield (Lots S3 & S5 on Plan of Subdivision 642759D) as indicated on the map:

C176 exhibition map of affected area
Map of area affected by Amendment C176.

Amendment C176 seeks to amend the Knox Planning Scheme to enable the consideration of a ‘Residential aged care facility’ with associated uses at the subject site. The site is currently vacant and is designated for hotel and function/conference centre uses under the current planning framework.

At its Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) meeting on 8 April 2019, Council resolved to seek Authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit Amendment C176. View the Council report and minutes.

Subsequent to Council’s resolution, conditional Authorisation was received from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), under delegation from the Minister for Planning, to prepare and exhibit the Amendment.

Specifically, the amendment proposes to:

(A) amend Schedule 1 to Clause 37.02 Comprehensive Development Zone (CDZ1) to:

  • enable the consideration of a “residential aged care facility” use
  • enable the consideration of “convenience shop” and “food and drink premises (other than hotel and tavern)” uses on the ground floor of a residential aged care facility
  • include new application requirements and development requirements for a residential aged care facility, including a height restriction of maximum six storeys
  • make other minor modifications to enable the changes

(B) Revise the Incorporated Document Waterford Valley Comprehensive Development Plan to indicate ‘Residential aged care facility’ and associated uses as a conditional use for the subject site, and update the Schedule to Clause 72.04 to reflect the revised Incorporated Document.

Where can I get more information about Amendment C176?

Amendment C176 and its supporting documents (including the explanatory report) are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning website from 3pm, Thursday 18 July 2019
  • At the offices of the Planning Authority (Knox City Council)
    Knox Council Civic Centre, Customer Service Building and Planning Counter
    511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152
    Weekdays 8:30am to 5pm

How can I provide my feedback to Council

Any person who may be affected by the Amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Submissions about the Amendment must be received by 5pm Monday 19 August 2019.

To make a submission, complete our online form or download the PDF below and return to Knox City Council via email or post.

Online Feedback

Email: psamendments@knox.vic.gov.au

Post (no stamp required) to:
Attention: Submission to Amendment C176
City Futures, Knox City Council
Reply Paid 70243

Please note that in accordance with the Planning & Environment Act 1987, Council must make all submissions made to Amendment C176 available for public inspection at its office for any person to inspect for a period of two months after the Amendment comes into operation or lapses.

What happens after public submissions close?

Amendment C176 will be processed generally in accordance with the following diagram:

C176 exhibition process diagram
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