Open Space Levy - Planning Scheme Amendment C186dare

The proposed Open Space Levy Planning Scheme Amendment is currently on exhibition and Council is calling for submissions

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.


Submissions:

If you would like to make a submission about the amendment, please read the following guidelines and make a submission using one of the methods outlined below.

Guidelines

  • Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission about the amendment.

  • Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

  • Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.

A submission must be sent to the Coordinator Strategic Planning via:

  • Online submission

  • Direct email: planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

  • Post: Darebin City Council, PO Box 91 Preston Victoria 3072

Information Sessions

You can also come along to one of the following information sessions that we are holding about Amendment C186dare:

Date: Tuesday 26 November
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street

Date: Tuesday 3 December
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Preston City Hall, 284 Gower Street

No need to RSVP


The closing date for submissions is 16 December 2019.

What's happened so far?

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?

Following public exhibition (submissions process), Council will be considering all submissions at a Council meeting early in 2020. Stay tuned for details.

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 proposed Open Space Levy Planning Scheme Amendment is currently on exhibition and Council is calling for submissions

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.


Submissions:

If you would like to make a submission about the amendment, please read the following guidelines and make a submission using one of the methods outlined below.

Guidelines

  • Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission about the amendment.

  • Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

  • Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.

A submission must be sent to the Coordinator Strategic Planning via:

  • Online submission

  • Direct email: planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

  • Post: Darebin City Council, PO Box 91 Preston Victoria 3072

Information Sessions

You can also come along to one of the following information sessions that we are holding about Amendment C186dare:

Date: Tuesday 26 November
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street

Date: Tuesday 3 December
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Preston City Hall, 284 Gower Street

No need to RSVP


The closing date for submissions is 16 December 2019.

What's happened so far?

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?

Following public exhibition (submissions process), Council will be considering all submissions at a Council meeting early in 2020. Stay tuned for details.

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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