What’s happening?

    Council has resolved to progress a request to rezone 53 Wattle Road and 34 George Street, Maidstone, and build 12 dwellings. Council is seeking community feedback on the proposal until Monday 7 December 2020

    What land is affected?

    The proposed rezoning and draft permit affects land on the corner of Wattle Road and George Street in Maidstone. The land is currently zoned Industrial 3, which means it can be used for manufacturing and warehousing. A brick warehouse building currently occupies the front facing Wattle Road, with the remainder of the site vacant. Residential properties neighbour the site to its north, east and south, An unmade road (George Street) and industrial properties are located to the west. It is close to Highpoint Activity Centre and public transport.

    What are the proposed changes?

    Amendment C158 seeks to change the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme by rezoning the site from industrial to residential. It also seeks to apply an Environmental Audit Overlay to ensure the site is remediated before any residential use can occur. The owner has also applied for a planning permit (TP160/2018), which includes:

    • Demolition of the existing warehouse building.
    • Construction of 12 x 2 storey dwellings. The dwellings would be terrace-style with a maximum height of approximately 8 metres.
    • Two car spaces for each dwelling.
    • Planting of at least one canopy tree per dwelling, front garden to Wattle Road and
    • landscaping along all street interfaces.
    • Requirement that the developer construct and seal adjoining unmade road (George Street).

    You can view the proposed amendment and draft permit (including development plans) in the document library.

    How can I make a submission?

    The proposal is on public exhibition from 30 October to 7 December 2020.

    You can make a submission in writing or by using the submission here. The closing date for submissions is Monday 7 December 2020.

    Once the public consultation (exhibition) period closes, Council will consider all submissions received. Any that cannot be resolved will be referred to an independent Planning Panel for consideration before the proposal can proceed. 

    Have a question?

    Call Council’s Strategic Planning team on 9688 0200 or send an email to AmendmentC158@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au