Amendment C164 - Rezoning industrial land in the Brunswick Activity Centre

About Amendment C164

Moreland is committed to creating a strong and prosperous economy and creating sustainable neighbourhoods where residents can access services and businesses, and have the opportunity to find jobs locally. The types of jobs needed in Moreland are changing. Traditional industrial jobs like manufacturing are being replaced by smaller office-based jobs.

Council is proposing to rezone a number of industrial precincts in Brunswick to allow for new employment opportunities and residential development.

The Amendment applies to industrial land within the Brunswick Activity Centre identified in the Moreland Industrial Land Strategy (MILS) 2015-30 (PDF 6Mb) as Category 2 – Employment and Category 3 – Transition-residential MILS Areas.

Status update

Council has received the report of the panel appointed to consider the Amendment.

View a copy of the Panel Report (PDF 6Mb).

The recommendations of the Panel will be considered by Council at a future Council meeting. Please contact Council's Strategic Planning Unit on 9240 1111 for further information. All submitters to the Amendment will be notified of the date of the Council meeting.

Panel and Directions Hearings

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing was held at Fleming Park Hall in Brunswick on Monday 14 May 2018.

Panel Hearing

A Panel Hearing was held at Planning Panels Victoria on Monday 4 June until Friday 8 June 2018.

Panel documents

The following documents are made available as part of the panel hearing process:

Council submissions

Expert witness statements


At the 9 August 2017 Council Meeting, Council resolved to seek authorisation to prepare Amendment C164 to the Moreland Planning Scheme. Council received authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit the amendment on 16 October 2017.

Consultation and submissions

Submissions closed on Monday 22 January 2018. Thank you to those who made a submission. Council considered a report on the Amendment at the 11 April 2018 Council meeting and resolved to seek the appointment of a panel to consider the submissions to the Amendment.

View the agenda for the 11 April 2018 Council meeting which includes the report on submissions.

Copies of the submissions to the amendment received by Council can be viewed below:

What the amendment does

The Amendment proposes to:

  • Rezone land within the Brunswick Activity Centre in accordance with the land use directions of the Moreland Industrial Land Strategy 2015-30,summarised as follows:
    • Commercial 1 Zone land to Mixed Use Zone (30 properties)
    • Commercial 2 Zone to Commercial 1 Zone (5 properties)
    • Commercial 2 Zone to Mixed Use Zone (35 properties)
    • Industrial 1 Zone to Commercial 1 Zone (14 properties)
    • Industrial 3 Zone to Commercial 1 Zone (46 properties)
    • Industrial 3 Zone to Mixed use Zone (58 properties)
  • Apply Schedules 18, 19 and 20 of the Design and Development Overlay (DDO) to ensure a consistent approach to built form design within the activity centre

  • Make modifications to DDO18, DDO19 and DDO20 to include specific built form guidance for Category 2 – Employment Areas.

  • Apply the Environmental Audit Overlay (EAO) to sites identified as potentially contaminated land.

  • Apply the Parking Overlay (PO1) to land rezoned to Commercial 1 Zone and Mixed use Zone, to sustainability manage car parking in the activity centre.

To read further detailed information regarding the amendment view the Amendment C164 Background Report (PDF 11Mb). You can also view amendment documentation in the Document library on the right hand side of this web page.


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