About Amendment C265

The planning scheme amendment process is a formal statutory process governed by Victorian Government legislation, specifically the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The land affected by C265 is located directly south of the industrial South East Business Park and south west of the Livestock Exchange.

The precinct is bound by:

Greenhills Road to the north

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road to the east

Green Wedge land to the south, and

McGregor Road to the west.

Locality map

Rapid population growth in the south east of Melbourne has generated the need for additional local job opportunities for residents of Cardinia as well as neighbouring municipalities.

The subject area is located within a State Significant Industrial Precinct, which identifies the precinct for future employment land.

The amendment rezones land for industrial uses by implementing the Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan.

The proposed industrial employment precinct will:

  • provide approximately 185 hectares of industrial land with adjacent employment land rapidly nearing completion;
  • allow for the creation of approximately 3,500 additional jobs for the local community; and
  • provide an employment precinct of high amenity and the opportunity for local residents to work within close proximity to home, reducing commute times.

Amendment C265 facilitates the following changes to the Cardinia Planning Scheme:

Specifically, the proposed PSP will:

  • Insert Schedule 6 to the Urban Growth Zone and apply to all the land.
  • Incorporate the Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan into the Cardinia Planning Scheme.
  • Apply a Heritage Overlay (HO14) for the heritage building and trees at 'Windarra' 40 Greenhills Road, Pakenham.
  • Delete the Heritage Overlay (HO42) from 'ITU Milking Shed' 100 Greenhills Road, Pakenham as it is no longer considered to be of local heritage significance.
  • Apply a Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO7) and Incorporated Plan Overlay (IPO2) over the wetland located south of the precinct.
  • Include additional native vegetation provisions due to no vegetation having been identified to be retained in the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.
  • Introduce referral requirements to South East Water for planning permits within the Pakenham Water Recycling Plant buffer.

You can contact Council’s Strategic Growth Area Planning team on 1300 787 624.

A video or phone conference meeting can also be arranged to help address any questions you may have regarding the amendment.

Please call the team to arrange a day and time that suits you.

Council is working closely with government agencies and following their direction regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). To reduce the risk to our community and staff, Council’s customer service centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer is closed until further notice.

The COVID-19 restrictions are constantly changing and the most up-to-date news with regards to Cardinia Shire Council’s services and buildings can be found at Covid-19 Online Help Hub

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the amendment documents may only be viewed online.

The Victorian Government has introduced the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 which includes temporary changes to the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The changes ensure that the planning process in Victoria can continue, despite the closure of many state and local government offices and public health measures that include physical distancing requirements. The changes mean that planning documents previously required to be physically available to view at state and local government offices are now only required to be available for online inspection. This includes copies of planning scheme amendment documentation.

A number of technical reports were completed to inform the preparation of the PSP and guide the proposed future urban structure.

These reports can be found on the DELWP website and include:

  • Pakenham South Employment Precinct (Stage 2) Cultural Heritage Management Plan #10517, Archaeology at Tardis, November 2013
  • Post-Contact Heritage Assessment Pakenham South Employment Precinct, Context, February 2014 (Revised January 2020)
  • Landscape Heritage Review Significant Tree Assessment – ‘Windarra’ 40 Greenhills Road, Pakenham, John Patrick Landscape Architects, May 2019
  • Bushfire Planning Assessment Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan, Bushfire Planning, April 2019
  • Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan: Economic Assessment, SGS Economics and Planning, August 2019
  • Flora and Fauna Assessment for Pakenham Industrial and Employment Precinct, Ecology Partners, January 2007
  • Pakenham South Employment Precinct Structure Plan Functional Design of Drainage Assets and Concept Design of Overland Flow Paths, Stormy Water Solutions, Final May 2020
  • Pakenham South Employment Precinct - Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, Aecom, October 2015
  • Pakenham South Employment Precinct Traffic Impact Assessment Report, Trafficworks Pty Ltd, Final August 2020

Submissions received

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Planning Act) contains provisions that require Council to make certain documents available for public inspection, including planning scheme amendments documents and written submissions received in relation to an amendment. The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Omnibus Act) has made changes to the Planning Act, which requires documents normally open for inspection to be made available online.

Council must make a copy of every submission available online for any person to inspect until the end of two months after the amendment comes into operation, lapses or ends otherwise.

Public exhibition of Amendment C265 closed on Thursday 26 November 2020 and thirteen submissions have been received. Personal information has been redacted from the submissions. Personal information means information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), that is recorded in any form and whether true or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion (Omnibus Act S205(4)).

Council has prepared a consolidated document of all thirteen submissions (redacted) which is available online. If you have questions about the submission document please contact Kaan Ozyurt, Senior Strategic Growth Area Planner on 1300 787 624 or mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

Please note: This document has been made available for the purpose of the planning process as set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The information must not be used for any other purpose.

Under Section 22(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council may consider late submissions.

By taking a copy of this document you acknowledge and agree that you will only use the document for the purpose specified above and that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

What's next

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.

Further information about the next steps and key dates can be found in FAQ.