Planning Scheme Amendment C254 - 244 Edwards Road, Maiden Gully

244 Edwards Road, known as Forest Estate, is 125ha of land being developed for residential use. Over the past decade, the site has been through an extensive planning process, starting with the preparation of a Master Plan, followed by extending the Urban Growth Boundary to include the site and rezoning the property to the General Residential Zone.  

This amendment proposes to rezone 1.893 hectares of land from General Residential Zone to Commercial 1 Zone to allow the site to be developed for a Neighbourhood Activity Centre. The amendment also proposes to amend the Schedule to the Commercial 1 Zone to include a maximum leasable floor area of 4,200 square metres for shop and a maximum floor area of 1,500 square metres for each individual shop, at this location only. 

The amendment is consistent with the Master Plan, which identifies the site as a future Activity Hub, and approved development plans, which include a maximum leasable floor area. It is also consistent with the Commercial Land and Activity Centre Strategy, which supports a neighbourhood activity centre in this location. 

Details of the amendment can be found on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

The amendment was gazetted on September 8, 2022 and the changes now form part of the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme. 

Amendment Number

  • Council approved amendment request
  • Minister authorised preparation of the amendment
  • Exhibition commenced
  • Exhibition concluded
  • Amendment adopted by Council
  • Amendment submitted to the Minister for Planning
  • Amendment gazetted

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