About the Pakenham Activity Centre plans
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. It was reworked in the 2019 to bring it up to date and to make it more succinct. The activity centre area was reduced and now includes the area between Pakenham Railway line, McGregor Road, the former Pakenham Racecourse development and Princes Highway.
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 plans 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
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.
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 24 October 2019 to 6 December 2019.
Submissions to Amendment C228 closed at 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019.
At the Council meeting on 17 February 2020, Council resolved to refer the submissions to an independent Planning Panel for consideration.
A Planning Panel Hearing was held on 4 May 2020.
The Amendment C228 Panel Report was finalised on 23 June 2020.
At the Council meeting on 15 February 2021, Council resolved to adopt Amendment C228.
Amendment C228 was approved with changes.
The official notification is published in the Victoria Government General Gazette Number G39 Dated 30 September 2021.