Monday, July 28, 2014

amendment request for burnham beeches

Earlier this month council was advised that Burnham Beeches have written to the Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy, seeking a Ministerial Amendment to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme to allow for up to 1,700 people on the Burnham Beeches site.

Uses requested for inclusion in the amendment include a Micro Brewery, Hotel, Steak House, Bakery, Hotel, Villas, Eco Pods, tea house, moonlight cinema, spa, wellness centre, chapel, etc.

Currently the site is zoned Special Use (schedule 2, clause 2.9) and includes a Heritage Overlay (HO5).

It’s not clear if the Minister will be seeking Council’s or community views on the amendment request, which will be numbered C142. Our planning team are currently seeking advice as to how the Department for Planning (DTPLI) propose to engage with the Council and community on this development.

I’ll keep you posted as we learn more. As this is a recent request the amendment is not yet available to view online.

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At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Kathryn said...

Samantha - do you know if there will be any opportunity for the public to have their say on the Burnham Beeches matter?
They seem to be in the process of commandeering the iconic, and heritage listed Nicholas Gardens entrance and now we learn this.
We need to have a say.

At 11:05 PM, Blogger Samantha Dunn said...

Hi Kathryn, at this stage the request for the changes to the planning scheme is with the Minister for Planning. It will be the Minister's call as to what happens next. He will decide if there's an opportunity for community input and I do hope he does decide to have a public consultative process. Cheers Samantha


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