What is the proposal?

A planning application for a place of worship located at 365 -367 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North.

How is this application different to the 2016 application?

The proposal differs from the previous application in relation to the building location within the site, the building design, layout, access and building height 

What decision did Council make in 2016?

Council refused the previous application to develop a place of worship, on a number of grounds and following an objection by VicRoads.

As Vicroads (as the determining authority) objected, Council (as the responsible authority), was obligated to refuse the planning permit under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The objection from VicRoads focused on the application being premature and not representing orderly planning given that insufficient information was provided to allow an informed decision.

In addition, Council had concerns about the proposed height, bulk and prominence of the building design within its context and the lack of information on number of important considerations. 

How long is the application being advertised for?

The proposal is being advertised in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and must be for at least 14 days, however Council will consider any submissions received up until the day a decision is made.

How do I make a submission?

Submissions or objections need to be made in writing, stating reasons for the submission and how you are affected by the proposal. You need to provide your contact details so that Council can acknowledge and register your submission. Providing your details ensures that Council can notify you of a decision and to secure rights to participate in appeal processes (i.e. VCAT).

Who is making the decision?

A decision will be made at a Council meeting later this year. If you make a written submission you will be notified of Councils decision.

The applicant and submitters have the right to appeal Councils decision through the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.

Council has not yet made a decision on the planning application. A decision will be made at the relevant Council meeting.