What is the Planning Scheme Amendment?
A Planning Scheme Amendment (PSA) is a change to the relevant planning scheme – in this instance the Wyndham Planning Scheme – to conduct works in the area.
The PSA would 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 across Melbourne.
Specifically, this PSA will facilitate:
• removal of the level crossing at Werribee Street
• construction of a new elevated rail bridge approximately one kilometre long. The total height of the bridge is approximately 9.4 metres, with a 5.4 metre clearance under the rail bridge.
• improving access to Werribee CBD
• new signalling, utility service infrastructure and cabling required for trains
• a range of other related rail infrastructure and building works.
Before works begin, the Level Crossing Removal Project will make a request to the Minister for Planning to amend the Wyndham Planning Scheme.
What does the Planning Scheme Amendment apply to?
It would insert an Incorporated Document into the Wyndham Planning Scheme, enabling the works to proceed subject to certain conditions that will need to be met.
What design solution is being used for the removal of the level crossing at Werribee Street, Werribee?
The existing crossing will be removed, making way for additional community space under the elevated structure.
Why are you seeking submissions?
A summary of submissions and feedback will be provided to the Minister for Planning to inform a final decision regarding approval of the request to amend the Wyndham Planning Scheme.
Will this be my only opportunity to provide input on the project?
For current opportunities, we encourage you to check the Your Level Crossing Werribee page. and/or register for email updates.
What can submissions be about?
Who can make a submission?
Wyndham City Council and Department of Transport will also be consulted and have the opportunity to provide input on the PSA.
How can I provide a submission?
Submissions close at 5:00pm Monday 11 November.
Where can I find more information?
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