About Amendment C228

Amendment C228 creates the Pakenham Activity Centre Zone and inserts the Pakenham Structure Plan 2019 and Pakenham Major Activity Centre Urban Design Framework 2019 into the Cardinia Planning Scheme as reference documents. This will set out the requirements that future planning applications will need to meet, and provide a blueprint for a vibrant and sustainable town centre.

The Pakenham Activity Centre Zone

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The Pakenham Activity Centre plans were adopted by Council at the Council meeting on 20 May 2019.

The Pakenham Structure Plan 2019 guides the way the land is used within the activity centre.

The Pakenham Major Activity Centre Urban Design Framework 2019 outlines the design requirements for developments including heights and setbacks (building restrictions).

  • The Pakenham Structure Plan 2017 was first adopted by Council in 2015 and incorporated into the Cardinia Planning Scheme through Amendment C211 in March 2017.
  • The Pakenham Structure Plan 2017 was reworked in the 2019 to bring it up to date and to make it more succinct.
  • The Pakenham Structure Plan 2019 activity centre area was reduced and now includes the area between Pakenham Railway line, McGregor Road, the former Pakenham Racecourse development and Princes Highway.

Council adopted the Pakenham Activity Centre plans and resolved to seek authorisation to prepare Amendment C228 at the Council meeting on 20 May 2019.

Amendment C228 was on exhibition from Thursday 24 October 2019 to Friday 6 December 2019.

View the information sheets that were a part of the exhibition.

Privacy Collection Notice

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Submission Form

Submissions for this amendment closed on Friday 6 December 2019

At close of exhibition

At close of exhibition a report goes to Council. Council considers the amendment and all submissions received. If concerns cannot be resolved, Council refers the submissions to an independent Planning Panel for consideration.

The Planning Panel is appointed by the Minister for Planning. All submitters can present and be heard at the public hearing. The Planning Panel then provides a report with recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Council.

We provide dates and details of Planning Panel Hearings to those who make a submission.

Council resolved to refer the submissions to an independent Planning Panel for consideration at the Council meeting on 17 February 2020.

A Directions Hearing is set for Wednesday 1 April 2020.

A Panel Hearing is set for the week commencing Monday 4 May 2020.