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Amendment C94

Status Update

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C94 to the Wellington Planning Scheme. This was the final step in the amendment process and the changes proposed by Amendment C94 have now come into operation.

 

Former Sale Police Station Rezoning

Council has received a request to rezone the former Sale Police Station. The Department of Justice and Regulation has recently declared the former Sale Police Station as surplus to operation requirements and are seeking to dispose of the land. Government policy states that land must not be offered for sale when it is zoned for a public purpose. It has been requested to have the land rezoned from Public Use Zone 7 to an alternative non-public zone. 

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Extent of Precinct Proposed for Rezoning 

Planning Scheme Amendment C94 seeks to rezone the land in order to allow for the disposal of the former Sale Police Station while also rezoning adjoining properties to ensure consistent zoning across the precinct. 

The amendment proposes to: 

  • Rezone the former Police Station land from Public Use Zone 7 (PUZ7) to Residential Growth Zone 1 (RGZ1). 
  • Rezone adjoining residential land from General Residential Zone 1 (GRZ1) to Residential Growth Zone 1 (RGZ1). 
  • Rezone the Council owned parcel that provides access between York Street South (South Gippsland Highway) and Lake Guthridge reserve from General Residential Zone 1 (GRZ1) to Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ). 

The specific implications and other details concerning this amendment can be found in the Amendment C94 – Former Sale Police Station Rezoning Fact Sheet. (380KB)

Supporting Information Received:

The draft exhibited Residential Growth Zone – Schedule 1 specifies a height limit intended to reflect the height of the existing Police Station with the purpose of this being to allow for development equal to, but not exceeding, the height of the current building. As survey information was not available prior to commencement of exhibition, an initial assessment of the height was undertaken based on the contours of the site. This initial assessment produced an indicative height of 14 metres which was used in the draft provisions.

Council is now in receipt of the surveyed height of the existing building which has been measured at 15.53 A.H.D. Council proposes to amend the exhibited Residential Growth Zone – Schedule 1 at the conclusion of the exhibition period so that the height limit specified in the schedule reflects the measured height of the existing building as originally intended.

 

Inspecting a full copy of Amendment C94 

The amendment documents can be downloaded from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website from Thursday 9 July 2015. 

Hard copies of the amendment documents can be inspected, free of charge, from Thursday 9 July 2015, during office hours at the Sale Service Centre

 

Further Information

For further information, please contact Ben Proctor (Strategic Planner) on 1300 366 244.

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