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

Current Status

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C176knox to the Knox Planning Scheme. The Amendment came into operation on 19 March 2020 when it was published in the Victoria Government Gazette.

What is Amendment C176knox?

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 C176knox

Amendment C176knox amends 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.

The Amendment was adopted by Council at its meeting on 28 October 2019. View the Council meeting minutes including the relevant report and appendices.

Specifically, the amendment:

(A) amends 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) Revises 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.

(C) Amends the Schedule to Clause 66.04 to include the requirement to refer any planning permit applications to Melbourne Water as a recommending referral authority.

Where can I get more information about Amendment C176knox?

Amendment C176knox and its supporting documents (including the explanatory report) are available for viewing at the following locations:

(The Civic Centre will be unavailable to public access from 5pm 19 March 2020 until further notice due to COVID-19.)

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