Exhibition of Amendment C126 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme

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

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority (Nillumbik Shire Council).

The closing date for submissions is Monday 18 February 2021.A submission should be posted to:

Rosa Zouzoulas

Executive Manager Planning and Community Safety

Nillumbik Shire Council

Civic Drive (PO Box 476)

Greensborough VIC 3088

Alternatively, a submission can be sent electronically via email to: strategic.planning@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

A submission which seeks to change the amendment and is not accepted by the planning authority will be referred to an Independent Panel appointed by the Minister under Part 8 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

If a submission is referred to a Panel, a Directions Hearing is likely to be held in the week commencing 26 April 2021 and the Panel hearing in the week commencing 24 May 2021.

Anyone who has made a submission which has been referred to a Panel has an opportunity to be heard.

In accordance with State legislation, a copy of every submission, redacted to remove a submitter’s personal information, will be available on this website (i.e. Participate Nillumbik) for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.


If you have any enquiries regarding the proposed Amendment C126 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme, including how to view the amendment and make a submission, please contact Bea Guevara, Senior Strategic Planner by email bea.guevara@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or phone on 9433 3269.

Useful websites

Collection Notice

Nillumbik Shire Council is collecting your personal information the purpose of receiving a submission for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions in accordance with section 21 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Your submission will be made available for public inspection, and may form part of a Council report. Your personal information will not be published for inspection, or in a publically available document. The personal information in your submission will not be shared with third parties unless we are permitted or required to be law.

If you do not provide the mandatory information, you will be unable to provide a submission.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, privacy@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.