Background

Council has prepared Amendment C274 following a request on behalf of the landowner of 800-820 Somerton Road.

The Amendment applies to the land at 800, 820 and 870 Somerton Road, Greenvale.

It proposes changes to the Hume Planning Scheme to facilitate the development of a new residential neighbourhood.

What does the amendment do?

The Amendment proposes to implement the Somerton Road Precinct Structure Plan and the Somerton Road Native Vegetation Precinct Plan.

The future Somerton Road precinct will:

  • Provide around 300 new houses
  • Include new parks for leisure and recreation
  • Connect new walking and cycling paths to nearby local destinations
  • Protect significant trees across the precinct.

The Amendment makes multiple changes to the Hume Planning Scheme to facilitate the development of the precinct in accordance with the Plans including:

  • Rezoning the land to a new Urban Growth Zone – Schedule 14 (UGZ14).
  • Applying the Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO1) to allow for land acquisition by the State Government for the future widening of Somerton Road.
  • Amending other Clauses of the Hume Planning Scheme to incorporate and give effect to the Somerton Road Precinct Structure Plan and the Somerton Road Native Vegetation Precinct Plan.

The amendment is supported by a Section 173 Agreement (legal agreement) to deliver community benefits including affordable housing and the payment of levies towards community, recreation and transport projects.

How to make a submission

Amendment C274 is on public exhibition until Monday 29 July. To make a formal submission on Amendment C274, please use the form below.

More information

For more information about the Amendment or the planning scheme amendment process, you can contact the City Strategy team on 9205 2200, or attend one of the following information sessions:

Drop-in Information Session Online Information Session
Council Officers will be available for you to drop in and discuss the Amendment at the date and time below. These sessions are casual and you can stop by at any time during the session.

Wednesday 10 July 2024, 4:00-7:00pm
Greenvale West Community Facility
Community Meeting Room 1
7 Ventura Way, Greenvale 3059
Attend an online session where Council Officers will provide an overview of the Amendment and answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday 17 July 2024, 7:00-8:00pm
Register to attend this session here.

Please note: Zoom links will be sent to you closer to the date.