In August 2022, Council adopted the Carnegie Structure Plan 2022. The Structure Plan is a 15-year plan to manage growth and improvement in the Carnegie Major Activity Centre. It sets out the long-term vision and the future directions for the centre to help it maintain its valued historical character and charm while accommodating some future growth and change. It provides guidance for the location and scale of retail, commercial and residential development into the future and supports improved access, streetscapes and public spaces throughout the centre

The structure plan presents a range of recommendations, of particular importance at this stage are the proposed heights and setbacks for future development in the commercial core in the vicinity of Koornang Rd and the urban renewal area between the railway line and Dandenong Road

A planning scheme amendment is required to introduce the planning control recommendations of the Structure Plan into the planning scheme. We have prepared Amendment C237 for this purpose.

The introduction of a Design and Development Overlay (DDO9) to the centre will guide the heights and setbacks of new development so that their scale and form respond to the heritage character of Koornang Road and the adjoining residential areas.

Amendment stages

An amendment has six stages: Amendment C237 is at stage 5

Consider submissions
Planning Panel hearing
Consider panel report
Council seeks authorisation to prepare amendment.
Minister authorises amendment.
Community and stakeholders can make a written submissionCouncil considers submissions and can abandon amendment or refer to an independent panel.Council presents its case.
Submitters can present their case.

Council considers panel report. Panel can recommend changes, approval or abandonment.

Council adopts the amendment and sends it to the Minister for final approval. It is gazetted and included in planning scheme if Minister approves it.

Next step - Council considers panel report

Council received the planning panel report on 28 March 2024.

The panel supported the amendment and recommended it be adopted subject to some changes.

It will be considered by Council for potential adoption in June. If Council adopts the amendment, it will be sent to the Minister for Planning for final approval.

Previously, the planning panel hearing ran for six days over a two-week period from 12 February to 22 February 2024.

Visit the Glen Eira Council website for a list of documents requested to be made available by the Planning Panel following the Directions Hearing.