Amendment C141 Strengthening Maribyrnong River Controls

Amendment C167

November 2016 update: Extension to expiry date

The Minister for Planning has approved a two year extension to the expiry date of interim planning controls along the Maribyrnong River. Design and Development Overlay Schedule 2 (DDO2) will now expire on 30 October 2018.

The extension of the expiry date will provide further time for the State Government to review existing controls along the river and develop permanent planning controls for the entire Maribyrnong River corridor.

A full copy of the amendment documents are available for viewing on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Amendment C141

October 2014: Introduction of interim planning controls

The Minister for Planning has introduced new interim planning controls which implement the recommendations of the Maribyrnong River Valley Design Guidelines April 2010 (pdf, 24.99MB) and consolidate and strengthen planning controls in the Maribyrnong River corridor. These planning controls were introduced via Amendment C141 to the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

The amendment was prepared by the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure in consultation with Council and Melbourne Water.

Amendment C141 has been introduced on an interim basis and will expire on 30 October 2016. This will allow us to review existing controls along the river and develop consistent overlay controls for the entire Maribyrnong River.

The controls promote protection and enhancement of the river by requiring future developments to comply with a mandatory height limit. They also include setback guidelines to ensure that new buildings and structures do not overly dominate on the river valley’s landscape values.

The controls apply to land immediately abutting the Maribyrnong River, including land at Woods Street, Angler Parade, Charles Street, Kingston Avenue and Fisher Parade, Ascot Vale.

Amendment C141:

  • Introduces and applies a new Design and Development Overlay Schedule 2 (DDO2) to land abutting the river at Woods Street, Angler Parade, Charles Street, Kingston Avenue and Fisher Parade, Ascot Vale to introduce a mandatory maximum building height of nine metres for properties on Woods Street and 11 metres for all other properties. It also provides guidance on the establishment of appropriate setbacks from the Maribyrnong River consistent with the Maribyrnong River Valley Design Guidelines 2010.
  • Amends the existing Design and Development Overlay Schedule 1 (DDO1) to include reference to the Maribyrnong River Valley Design Guidelines 2010.
  • Amends clause 66.06 to include mandatory notification requirement to Melbourne Water for all future planning permit applications.

A full copy of the amendment document is available for viewing at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website.

More information

For more information, contact our Strategic Planning Team on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:32 AM