Consultation has concluded

Council has developed a local planning policy to guide planning applications for licensed premises. The policy has now been implemented into the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme through Amendment C141.

Our city’s vibrancy is showcased in our variety of cafes, restaurants and entertainment destinations. Licensed premises contribute vitality to an area by activating streetscapes, providing passive surveillance and enhancing identity as an entertainment/tourism destination.

Council is proposing a licensed premises policy to guide decisions on planning permit applications. The policy aims to promote the positive aspects of licensed premises whilst minimising any negatives. Although State Government regulates liquor licensing, Council is able to encourage certain matters through the planning system. This includes ensuring appropriate location, venue design, hours of operation and car parking.

The proposed Licensed Premises Policy and associated changes to the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme are known as Amendment C141. The amendment is being publicly exhibited from 17 November to 19 December 2016.

Want to know more?

View the document library for our summary brochure, technical fact sheet and all planning scheme amendment documentation.

You can drop in to a public information session on Thursday 8 December, Footscray Town Hall, corner Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray.

Want to make a submission?

Council is keen to hear your comments on Amendment C141. Submissions must be in writing and include your contact details.

You can make a submission using our online form below or:

In person: Footscray Town Hall Customer Service, cnr Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray


Post: Maribyrnong City Council

City Strategy Amendment C141

PO Box 58 Footscray VIC 3011

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