There is a legal process to enable the planning scheme to be amended. You can find the recent changes to our planning scheme below.
How the amendment process works
Resolution to seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit an amendment
Authorisation may or may not be granted by the Minister for Planning, or may granted subject to conditions.
Opportunity for the public, and other key stakeholders, to make a written submission in support of, or objection, to the proposed amendment
Consideration of all written submissions. Council must then decide to either:
- change the amendment in the manner requested
- refer submissions to an independent Panel for review
- abandon all or part of the amendment
Consideration of the submissions by an independent Panel, appointed by the Minister for Planning
Consideration of the Panel's findings and recommendations. Council must then decide to either:
- adopt the amendment (with or without changes), or
- abandon all or part of the amendment
Submission of final adopted amendment by Council to the Minister for Planning for approval
Minister for Planning approves or refuses the amendment
Recently approved amendments
Select the amendment name to view more details:
|Number||Amendment name||Date approved|
|C127mann||Chapelhill, Doncaster||8 September 2022|
|C131mann||Doncaster Hill Major Activity Centre||28 January 2021|
|C104||Westfield Development Plan||23 May 2019|
|C117mann||Manningham Rural Areas||20 September 2019|
|C109||Review of Flooding Controls||10 October 2019|
|C122||Miscellaneous changes to the scheme||16 May 2019|
|C123||Proposed Public Open Space Contribution Rates||19 April 2018|
To view all planning scheme amendments, you can:
- Download the list of all Manningham Planning Scheme amendments to find the number you need.
- Search for your amendment on the planning scheme amendment finder.
Manningham Planning Scheme7.67 MB
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On 28 February 2022, Melbourne Water submitted a formal request to Manningham Council for a Planning Scheme Amendment under Section 20(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
The corrective amendment request sought to remove or amend the extent of Special Building Overlay - Schedule 1 (SBO1) in the Manningham Planning Scheme, as it applied to properties in and around Hillcroft Drive, Templestowe.
Council resolved to adopt Amendment C137mann and seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning at its 26 April 2022 meeting.
Notice of the approval of Amendment C137mann appeared in the Government Gazette on 18 November 2022.
The revised SBO1 mapped area can now be viewed on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website.
Manningham Council is announcing the commencement of the public exhibition of a planning scheme amendment C127mann and concurrent planning permit application PLN20/0303 for land at 674 to 680 Doncaster Road, 2 Short Street and 14, 14A, 16 and 18 Hepburn Road in Doncaster.
The exhibition period will be from Thursday 10 June to Monday 12 July 2021.
The amendment request and planning permit application has been made by Hollerich Town Planning Pty Ltd on behalf of the landowner, The Properties Corporation of the Churches of Christ to facilitate the future development of the site.
The request proposes the partial demolition of the existing heritage listed church, the construction of a 17-storey mixed-use development comprising 177 dwellings, a place of assembly, child care centre, two food and drink premises, offices, a reduction in the standard car parking requirements and to alter the access arrangements to a road in a Road Zone, Category 1. Ten of the dwellings within the development are also proposed for affordable housing.
If Planning Permit Application PLN20/0303 is approved, a Section 173 Agreement will secure the provision of ten affordable housing dwellings within the development. Manningham Council will welcome submissions from any person who may be affected by Amendment C127mann, Planning Permit Application PLN20/0303, or the draft Section 173 Agreement.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon said that consultation on planning within Manningham is crucial to understand what our community cares about.
“Good community engagement is helping people have a say on any Council decision that impacts them. Please make a submission on this planning scheme amendment or permit for a mixed use building if you have anything you’d like to contribute.”
All documentation including supporting technical reports are available for viewing online at: yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/amendment-c127mann.
All residents and interested parties have an opportunity to lodge submissions. Council will consider all submissions at a future Council meeting as part of the amendment process.
Submissions must be made in writing to Manager Integrated Planning, Manningham City Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster, 3108 or via Council’s Your Say Manningham website: yoursay.manningham.vic.gov.au/amendment-c127mann
Council resolved to place the proposed Amendment C127mann and Planning Permit Application PLN20/0303, and draft Section 173 Agreement on public exhibition at its Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 February 2021. To view the livestream of this meeting visit manningham.vic.gov.au/council-meeting-23-february-2021
Meeting Date: 22 February 2022
Meeting Time: 7.00pm
Location: Council Chamber, Civic Centre 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.
As part of our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 we have reviewed our Council meeting practices to ensure we provide a safe environment for Councillors, staff and the community. Physical attendance by members of the public at Council meetings is currently not permitted. Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and we encourage you to follow the meeting on our Facebook page (you can view the livestream on our Facebook page even if you don’t have a Facebook account) or website. The live stream is not interactive. Any comments or private messages directed to us while the stream is live will not be presented to Council or have a bearing on the conduct of the meeting.
Other temporary changes to our Council meetings:
Public Question Time – At this time, anyone wanting to ask a question of Council should submit their question via email by 5.00pm on the Monday before the meeting. As you cannot be present in the chamber, your question will be read out at the meeting by the CEO. For more information visit the Council Meeting Procedures page.
Council meeting livestream
- Presentations - 5:00
- Petitions - 7:00
- Public Question Time 7:00
- Admission of urgent business 19:00
- Planning Permit Applications
9.1 PLN20/0544 at 15 Glendale Avenue, Templestowe - 19:00
9.2 PL17/027403 at 181 Reynolds Road Doncaster East (The Pines) (VCAT reference number P11848/2021) - 24:00
- City Planning and Community
10.1 Planning Scheme Amendment C127mann and Planning Permit Application PLN20/0303 - 674-680 Doncaster Road, 2 Short Stree, and 14, 14A, 16 & 18 Hepburn Road, Doncaster (Doncaster Church of Christ) - Consideration of Panel Report - 29:00
10.2 Endorsement of Nominations for Manningham Youth Advisory Committee - 31:00
- City Services - 36:00
- Experience and Capability
12.1 Manningham Quarterly Report, Quarter 2, (Oct-Dec 2021) - 36:00
- Chief Executive Officer
13.1 Suburban Rail Loop Project Stage 1 Environmental Effects Statement Submission - 42:00
13.2 Appointment of Authorised Officer - Planning and Environment Act 1987 - 47:00
13.3 Informal Meetings of Councillors - 48:00
13.4 Documents for Sealing - 48:00
- Notices of Motion
14.1 Notice of Motion by Cr Stephen Mayne (NOM No. 1/2022) - 48:00
- Urgent Business - 87:00
- Councillor reports and question time - 87:00
- Confidential reports - 97:00
Council Meeting Minutes - 22 February 202248.02 MB
Council Agenda 22 February 202252.7 MB
Item 13.4 Document for Sealing (Alternative Motion)23.85 KB
Attachments 1 & 2 - Planning Application PLN200544 at 15 Glendale Avenue...9.28 MB
Report - Planning Application PLN200544 at 15 Glendale Avenue TEMPLESTOWE675.39 KB
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We are reviewing the Manningham Planning Scheme and want your input.
The Planning Scheme guides the use, development, and protection of land in Manningham. It includes written policies, as well as maps showing where zones and overlays apply across the municipality.
The Scheme is made up of many planning policies and controls that are set by the State Government. This review seeks to identify changes to the planning scheme associated with the provisions that we are able to influence.
The Planning Scheme includes the following key themes:
- Residential/ neighbourhood character.
- Environment/rural areas.
- Activity Centres.
- Heritage, arts, cultural and leisure.
- Transport and car parking.
All Victorian local governments are required to review their planning scheme every four years under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. We are looking for feedback about:
- What aspects of the Planning Scheme are working well?
- What aspects of the Planning Scheme need improving?
- What is missing from the Planning Scheme?
Manningham Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert, says
“I encourage everyone in the community to get involved. Now is the time for your input to help shape our future directions for the planning scheme.”
“Any proposed changes to the Planning Scheme requires approval from the Minister for Planning. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our community to reflect their values and needs.”
Manningham residents and other interested parties are invited to a drop-in session on Thursday 9 June between 4pm and 7pm at the Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. You can also provide feedback via an online survey.
All feedback on the planning scheme is required by Monday 20 June 2022.
For more information on the Planning Scheme Review and to take part in the on-line survey, visit Your Say Manningham
One of Australia’s most important national occasions, ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day in which we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars and operational service past and present. Come along and mark the day at one of the RSL services in Manningham.
The Doncaster RSL will hold a Dawn Service followed by a Gunfire Breakfast.