Nillumbik Planning Scheme Amendment C126nill Panel Hearing

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, a Directions Hearing for Nillumbik Planning Scheme Amendment C126nill was held by video conference on 29 April 2021.

The Main Hearing is scheduled to commence by video conference on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

To observe proceedings, you can access the live stream here. If you have any questions, please contact Planning Panels Victoria at

As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording.

Land affected by the Amendment

The Amendment applies to the following land:

  1. Eastern end of John Street, Eltham
  • Eastern end of Bridge Street, Eltham

What the amendment does

The Amendment proposes to:

  1. Partially rezone the eastern end of John Street, Eltham from Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 1 (NRZ1) to Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ).
  2. Partially rezone the eastern end of Bridge Street, Eltham from Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 1 (NRZ1) to Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ).

The Amendment

Why is the Amendment required?

The amendment is required to implement the findings of a review of this Council managed land that is currently serving a public open space function, but not appropriately zoned. The review found that these sections of road reserve were no longer required for the purpose of vehicular use, Council is in the process to discontinue these two road reserves pursuant to the statutory process under the Local Government Act 1989 and retain the resultant land for public park and recreation, including pedestrian access.

A more detailed explanation for Council’s proposed rezoning to Public Park and Recreation Zone in provided in the Explanatory Report for Amendment C126

Other amendment documents are:

Nillumbik C126 Notice of Preparation of an Amendment Exhibition

Nillumbik C126 Instruction Sheet Exhibition

Nillumbik C126nill 001znMap13 Exhibition

Making a submission

The submission period is now closed. Thank you

To view the submissions received review below

Submission 1

Submission 2

Submission 3


If you have any enquiries regarding the proposed Amendment C126 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme, including how to view the amendment and submissions, please contact Bea Guevara, Senior Strategic Planner by email or phone on 9433 3269.

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