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Waterford Valley Residential Aged Care Facility, Knoxfield (Amendment C176 2019)

Current Status

The Amendment was adopted by Council at its meeting on 28 October 2019 and was subsequently submitted to the Minister for Planning for determination. View the Council meeting minutes including the relevant report and appendices.

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:

How can I provide my feedback to Council

The exhibition period for Amendment C176 has now closed.

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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