Open Space Levy - Planning Scheme Amendment C186dare

The exhibition period for the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment C186dare - Open Space Levy closed on Monday 16 December 2019.

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission to the proposal.

Council will consider a report on all submissions at its meeting scheduled for 24 February 2020. Council will decide the next action to take including referring submissions to an Independent Planning Panel.

The meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held in the Darebin Council Chamber at 350 High Street, Preston. The meeting is open to the public.

A copy of the agenda will be available to all interested parties and can be viewed prior to the Council meeting at www.darebin.vic.gov.au

Access to open space is essential to health and wellbeing. Melbourne's population is increasing – more people are living in higher density dwellings and the amount of open space we have per person is decreasing. People living in apartments and in subdivided blocks have access to less open space now than we traditionally had in larger house blocks.

Council is proposing to increase the open space levy to ensure Darebin continues to be a great place to live. Council will use the Open Space Levy to improve the existing open spaces and increase open space within Darebin.

Amendment C186 proposes to increase the public open space contribution rate for all subdivisions by amending the schedule to Clause 53.01 (Public Open Space Contributions and Subdivision) and associated changes to Council’s Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS).

The Planning Scheme Amendment documents can be found here.

Frequently asked Questions can be found here.

What's happened so far?

The proposed Planning Scheme Amendment was on exhibition from 14 November 2019 to 16 December 2019.

On 21 October 2019 Council received authorisation to prepare the amendment to the Darebin Planning Scheme which will allow Council to go through a formal public consultation and exhibition process.

At its meeting on 23 September 2019, Council made the decision to commence a planning scheme amendment to increase the open space levy through the Planning Scheme. View the Council report and attachments(External link).

On 2 September 2019 Council adopted Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy. One of the key actions from the strategy is to increase the Open Space Levy.


What’s next?

Council will be considering all submissions at a Council meeting scheduled for 24 February 2020.

Council will decide the next action to take including referring submissions to an Independent Planning Panel.

The meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held in the Darebin Council Chamber at 350 High Street, Preston. The meeting is open to the public.

A copy of the agenda will be available to all interested parties and can be viewed prior to the Council meeting at www.darebin.vic.gov.au

If you have any questions about the proposed planning scheme amendment, please contact Amy O’Keeffe on 8470 8698 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

The exhibition period for the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment C186dare - Open Space Levy closed on Monday 16 December 2019.

Thank you to everyone who provided a submission to the proposal.

Council will consider a report on all submissions at its meeting scheduled for 24 February 2020. Council will decide the next action to take including referring submissions to an Independent Planning Panel.

The meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held in the Darebin Council Chamber at 350 High Street, Preston. The meeting is open to the public.

A copy of the agenda will be available to all interested parties and can be viewed prior to the Council meeting at www.darebin.vic.gov.au

Access to open space is essential to health and wellbeing. Melbourne's population is increasing – more people are living in higher density dwellings and the amount of open space we have per person is decreasing. People living in apartments and in subdivided blocks have access to less open space now than we traditionally had in larger house blocks.

Council is proposing to increase the open space levy to ensure Darebin continues to be a great place to live. Council will use the Open Space Levy to improve the existing open spaces and increase open space within Darebin.

Amendment C186 proposes to increase the public open space contribution rate for all subdivisions by amending the schedule to Clause 53.01 (Public Open Space Contributions and Subdivision) and associated changes to Council’s Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS).

The Planning Scheme Amendment documents can be found here.

Frequently asked Questions can be found here.

What's happened so far?

The proposed Planning Scheme Amendment was on exhibition from 14 November 2019 to 16 December 2019.

On 21 October 2019 Council received authorisation to prepare the amendment to the Darebin Planning Scheme which will allow Council to go through a formal public consultation and exhibition process.

At its meeting on 23 September 2019, Council made the decision to commence a planning scheme amendment to increase the open space levy through the Planning Scheme. View the Council report and attachments(External link).

On 2 September 2019 Council adopted Breathing Space: The Darebin Open Space Strategy. One of the key actions from the strategy is to increase the Open Space Levy.


What’s next?

Council will be considering all submissions at a Council meeting scheduled for 24 February 2020.

Council will decide the next action to take including referring submissions to an Independent Planning Panel.

The meeting will commence at 6.00pm and will be held in the Darebin Council Chamber at 350 High Street, Preston. The meeting is open to the public.

A copy of the agenda will be available to all interested parties and can be viewed prior to the Council meeting at www.darebin.vic.gov.au

If you have any questions about the proposed planning scheme amendment, please contact Amy O’Keeffe on 8470 8698 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

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