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Planning applications for 621 Burwood Highway

Council received 3 planning applications from Development Victoria for the former Department of Primary Industries site. The site is located on the north-western corner of Burwood Highway and Scoresby Road, Knoxfield.

The applications propose:

  • utility installation – wetlands (application P/2021/6170)
  • a 2 stage subdivision (application P/2021/6169)
  • site access, associated works and vegetation removal (application P/2021/6171)

Council approved application P/2021/6171 and issued a planning permit.

Applications P/2021/6169 and P/2021/6170 have progressed from the preliminary assessment and further information stage. They are now at the public notification stage.

The rezoning and development of this land is covered by Amendment C160.

More information on the project can be found on the Development Victoria website.

Application for utility installation – wetlands

This application (P/2021/6170) proposes a utility installation including:

  • habitat wetland
  • treatment wetland
  • sedimentation basin
  • construction of informal outdoor recreation areas (cycling/walking/jogging tracks and open space areas)
  • a bird lookout
  • associated works, and
  • the removal of vegetation.

The application also includes the removal of the existing dam/water body (often referred to as Lake Knox) once the new wetlands are operating.

Objecting to the planning application

Members of the public can object to planning applications advertised by Council.

You can lodge an objection to this planning application online:

Object to planning application P/2021/6170

Find out more information about objecting to planning applications.

Advertising and public notification documents

The following documents are currently on public advertising as part of the notification of the application:

Application for subdivision (Stage 1 and 2)

This application (P/2021/6169) proposes the first two stages of the subdivision of the site.

  • Stage 1 contains 52 lots ranging in size from 113m2 – 259m2.
  • Stage 2 contains 53 lots ranging in size from 113m2 – 215m2.

The balance of the land (15.38ha) will form a separate lot.

The subdivision includes the creation of:

  • 3 reserves ranging in size from 975m2 – 1,635m2
  • the required easements for the proposed lots
  • access to a Category 1 road (being Scoresby Road), and
  • the removal of vegetation and works associated with the subdivision

Objecting to the planning application

You can lodge an objection to this planning application online:

Object to planning application P/2021/6169

Find out more information about objecting to planning applications.

Advertising and public notification documents

The following documents are currently on public advertising as part of the notification of the application:

Application for temporary vehicle access

This application (P/2021/6171) proposes:

  • the construction of a new temporary vehicle access onto Scoresby Road, approximately 60m north of Burwood Highway.
  • the removal of vegetation to enable road access.

More information

Find out more about the application:

Need help?

Visit Development Victoria for more information about the redevelopment of the former Department of Primary Industries site.

Lodge a request with Planning Services and we will get back to you.

Or call our Planning Services team on 9298 8125.

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