Consultation has concluded

Thank you to those who have made submissions. Council will now review all submissions and should the issues raised be unable to be resolved an independent planning panel will be appointed to hear submissions.

What is happening

The Joseph Road Precinct in Footscray is undergoing transition from an industrial precinct to a mixed use precinct accommodating a mix of residential, office, retail, recreation, and public open space.

Council is committed to ensuring new development in the precinct create a public realm environment with a high level of amenity.

A range of public realm and infrastructure improvement works have been identified in the Joseph Road Precinct Public Realm Plan and the Joseph Road Precinct Preferred WSUD Concepts Report which you can download from the document library. These works include road upgrades, pedestrian footpaths, bike paths, traffic signals, street trees, landscaping, street furniture, and drainage.

Council is seeking to amend the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme to collect contributions from developers building in the precinct to fund the required infrastructure. This is called Amendment C145.

Council is now seeking feedback on the proposed amendment.

Amendment C145 aims to:

  • Add a planning control to the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme to allow the collection of contributions called the Development Contributions Plan Overlay Schedule 1 (DCPO1)
  • Apply DCPO1 to land on the Joseph Road Precinct
  • Incorporate the Joseph Road Precinct Development Contributions Plan into the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme

What is a Development Contributions Plan (DCP)?

A Development Contributions Plan (DCP) sets out the type of infrastructure contributions new developments need to provide for the community.

It ensures that new infrastructure is provided on time and the cost is shared equitably among developers.

Once the amendment is approved, developers will be required to pay a fee or provide works-in-kind to Council.

Who will be affected?

The amendment only affects landowners or developers located in the Joseph Road Precinct (see map in photo gallery) who wish to develop their site to add new dwellings or retail/ commercial floor space. Landowners or developers intending to carry out minor renovation or alteration works are generally exempt.

What infrastructure projects are included in the DCP?

The DCP will fund infrastructure, such as:

  • road upgrades
  • footpaths and bike paths
  • street trees
  • street furniture
  • traffic improvements and signaling
  • drainage infrastructure

How can I make a submission?

The Amendment is on public exhibition from 20 September to 24 October 2018.

You can make a submission in writing or by using the submission form below. Also available to download.

Council will review all submissions and seek to resolve any issues raised.

How can I find out more?

Join us at the community information drop-in session on Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 9.30 - 11am and 4.00 - 5.30pm, at the Footscray Town Hall, corner Napier and Hyde Streets Footscray.

Submission Form

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