About the Glismann Road area

The lot sizes in the Glismann Road Area are inconsistent with the surrounding residential area and State planning policy that is focused on reducing urban sprawl by promoting infill urban development and maximising the use of existing infrastructure, particularly in areas that are close to public transport.

About Amendment C238

Amendment C238 proposes to rezone land in the Glismann Road Area to a residential zone to allow for residential subdivision using a development plan and development contributions plan.

Amendment C238 facilitates the following:

  • Rezone land from the Rural Living Zone (RLZ1) and General Residential Zone (GRZ1) to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ2) to allow land to be subdivided for residential development.
  • Apply Development Plan Overlay (DPO19) to the Glismann Road Area to ensure that properties are developed in a cohesive manner and implements best practice planning initiatives in relation to subdivision layout, urban design, environmental and landscape considerations.
  • Apply Development Contributions Plan Overlay (DCPO5) and incorporate the Glismann Road Development Contributions Plan (GRDCP) into the Cardinia Planning Scheme to share the cost of key infrastructure items triggered by the new development in a fair and reasonable manner.
  • Include the local open space provision in the GRDCP and amend Clause 53.01 of the Cardinia Planning Scheme to facilitate the provision of local open space.

The land affected by Amendment C238 is referred to as the ‘Glismann Road Area’ and includes 21 rural living lifestyle lots in Beaconsfield:

  • 1 to 16 Glismann Road;
  • 111 to 123 Old Princes Highway; and,
  • 11 Mahon Avenue

As a result of legislative changes with regards to infrastructure contributions, Council had to consider its request (to the Minister for Planning) for authorisation to prepare and exhibit Amendment C238 on three separate occasions.

Council received authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare Amendment C238 on the 23 April 2020.

Amendment C238 was on exhibition from 9 July 2020 to 14 September 2020.

Submissions for Amendment C238 closed at 5pm on Monday 14 September 2020.

Council received 16 submissions. In accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 all the submissions have had personal information redacted. The submissions have been consolidated into one document which is available for viewing online.

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At the Council meeting on 15 February 2021, Council resolved to refer the submissions to an independent Planning Panel for consideration.

A Panel Hearing was held from 4 May 2021 to 7 May, 2021. At the close of the Hearing on 7 May Council sought more time to respond to certain issues. The Panel granted more time to respond.

Council’s presentation of its closing submission was scheduled to be held on Tuesday 27 July 2021, however this was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

To bring this matter to a close, the Panel directed that Council present its closing submission by a video-conference which was held on Monday 11 October 2021.

The Amendment C238 Panel Report was finalised on 25 January 2022.

At the Council meeting on 16 May 2022, Council resolved to adopt Amendment C238.

Amendment C238 was submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval on the 19 May 2022. Once a decision is made by the Minister for Planning, the amendment outcome is published in the Victoria Government Gazette.