What is the Planning Scheme Amendment?
A Planning Scheme Amendment is a change to the relevant Planning Scheme (in this instance the Casey Planning Scheme) to apply a specific planning control to remove the need for separate planning permits. This process is commonly used for infrastructure projects and has been used for previous level crossing removal projects in Melbourne. Before works start the Level Crossing Removal Project will make a request to the Minister for Planning to amend the Casey Planning Scheme. The proposed amendment incorporates site specific controls via an incorporated document, meaning the project can progress without the need for additional planning permits, subject to conditions being met to the satisfaction of the Minister for Planning. The conditions may include aspects such as local heritage, and environmental management.
A draft incorporated document and other relevant information about the project is available on the Hallam Street, Hallam Your Level Crossing page.
What does the Planning Scheme Amendment apply to?
Most of the works taking place to remove the level crossing at Hallam Road do not need a planning permit and can occur without amending the Casey Planning Scheme.
The proposed Planning Scheme Amendment will mainly apply to land within the rail corridor as
well as any land temporarily required for construction, car parking and access to the rail corridor.
Why submit a Planning Scheme Amendment request when design has already been decided?
As such, the project will request an amendment to the Casey Planning Scheme to remove these permit requirements.
Why are you seeking submissions?
How is this different to the community consultation process?
This feedback will help the project team better understand what is important to the community and what is important to consider as part of the project. It may include consultation on architectural features, walking and cycling connections and landscaping.
Who could make a submission?
What could submissions be about?
How can I make a submission?
Where can I find more information?