Northcote Plaza Redevelopment – 25 Separation Street Northcote

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Council received a planning application to redevelop the southern half of the Northcote Plaza shopping centre on 11 August 2020.

We were as surprised as the community that a 28 storey tower has been proposed in Northcote.

Council does not believe the planning scheme supports development of 28 storeys anywhere in Northcote.

Council is obliged to consider and assess all planning applications lodged in the City of Darebin, regardless of whether they meet planning scheme requirements.

Council unanimously refused the planning permit application to redevelop the southern half of Northcote Plaza Shopping Centre at its Planning meeting on May 10.

The applicant (Planning & Property Partners) have appealed Council’s decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and that case will be heard later this year.

Council is a party to the VCAT proceeding and will be arguing against the proposed development on a number of grounds, including excessive height, poor design, insufficient community benefit and risks associated with development adjacent to an ex-landfill site (now All Nations Park).

Residents and others who are interested can register with VCAT by no later than 17 June by lodging a written submission (formally called a “Statement of Grounds”), quoting appeal reference is P782/2021. You can do that via www.vcat.vic.gov.au/respondplanning

View the frequently asked questions.

Please refer to the diagram below which depicts the application site.

Please follow the links below to view the relevant drawings for the application:



Council received a planning application to redevelop the southern half of the Northcote Plaza shopping centre on 11 August 2020.

We were as surprised as the community that a 28 storey tower has been proposed in Northcote.

Council does not believe the planning scheme supports development of 28 storeys anywhere in Northcote.

Council is obliged to consider and assess all planning applications lodged in the City of Darebin, regardless of whether they meet planning scheme requirements.

Council unanimously refused the planning permit application to redevelop the southern half of Northcote Plaza Shopping Centre at its Planning meeting on May 10.

The applicant (Planning & Property Partners) have appealed Council’s decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and that case will be heard later this year.

Council is a party to the VCAT proceeding and will be arguing against the proposed development on a number of grounds, including excessive height, poor design, insufficient community benefit and risks associated with development adjacent to an ex-landfill site (now All Nations Park).

Residents and others who are interested can register with VCAT by no later than 17 June by lodging a written submission (formally called a “Statement of Grounds”), quoting appeal reference is P782/2021. You can do that via www.vcat.vic.gov.au/respondplanning

View the frequently asked questions.

Please refer to the diagram below which depicts the application site.

Please follow the links below to view the relevant drawings for the application: