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

The Pakenham Activity Centre plans below were adopted by Council on 20 May 2019. Read the Council Meeting Minutes 20 May 2019 for more information.

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 has been reworked in the 2019 version to bring it up to date and to make it more succinct.
  • The Pakenham Structure Plan 2019 activity centre area has been reduced and now includes the area between Pakenham Railway line, McGregor Road, the former Pakenham Racecourse development and Princes Highway.

As part of this consultation, you have your say on the Pakenham Activity Centre matters including:

  • land use and development
  • road, cycle and pedestrian connections
  • housing options
  • open spaces and entrances
  • the ‘Pakenham Place’ site
  • building heights, setbacks and facades

View the Pakenham Structure Plan 2019.

View the Pakenham Major Activity Centre Urban Design Framework 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.

Any person affected by an amendment is entitled to make a submission.

It is important to note that submissions to planning scheme amendments are public documents under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act). Section 21(2) of the Act requires a planning authority to make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect, during office hours and free of charge, for 2 months after an amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Read our Privacy Collection Notice for notifications given under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 for more information and before making a submission.

At the end of exhibition Council considers all submissions and, if concerns cannot be resolved, refers submissions to an independent Planning Panel for review.

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

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

A report recommending all submissions be referred to an independent Planning Panel for consideration was put to Council at the Council meeting on 17 February 2020.