Consultation has concluded

The Gordon and Mephan local policy (Amendment C143) has been adopted by Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 July 2018. The adopted amendment has been sent to the Minister for Planning for consideration.

Council has prepared a locally focused policy for the Gordon and Mephan streets precinct that introduces an amendment to the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme (called amendment C143).

This is not a rezoning of land, rather it implements (formalizes) the overarching Framework Plan endorsed by Council 2015.

The Gordon and Mephan Precinct is located on Industrial 3 Zone land comprising of the following properties: 84 Gordon Street, 86 Gordon Street, 88 Gordon Street, 90 Gordon Street, 92 Gordon Street, 84-90 Gordon Street, 1-5 Mephan Street, 7-9 Mephan Street, 11 Mephan Street, 13 Mephan Street, 15 Mephan Street, 17 Mephan Street, 21 Mephan Street, and 23 Mephan Street, Footscray VIC 3011, and 2-4 Mephan Street, Maribyrnong VIC 3032.

Policy aim

This precinct has been recognised as an important business and employment area for the community contributing $22 million each year and employing approximately 180 people many of whom live in the City of Maribyrnong. This activity has positive flow on effects for local small businesses and residents.

This policy is designed to harness the precinct as a core employment area, while protecting livability and the needs of nearby residents.

Key priorities

  1. Protect and strengthen the role of the Gordon and Mephan Street Precinct as a Core Employment Area (CEA).
  2. Promote walking, cycling, and access to public transport.
  3. Improve amenity of the precinct by requiring any new development to provide appropriate treatments to the surrounding residential and education interfaces, landscaping, and improvement of the public real.
  4. Support the development of key sites to be sustainable, integrated and adaptable.

Make a submission

Any person who feels they may be adversely affected by the amendment may make a submission to Council between 16 November to 18 December 2017.

Submissions must be made in writing and include your full name and contact details. You can lodge your submission by completing the form below, or by post or in person.

Maribyrnong City Council
City Strategy Amendment C143
PO Box 58, Footscray VIC 3011


In Person: Footscray Town Hall, cr of Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray.

What next?

All submissions made by 18 December 2017 will be considered by Council. If necessary the amendment may be referred to an Independent Planning Panel.

Submission form

Consultation has concluded