The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services is seeking to introduce planning controls over the helicopter flight path associated with Clayton's Monash Medical Centre.
The department is seeking to introduce a Design and Development Overlay (DDO) into the Monash Planning Scheme, to protect the Emergency Medical Services helicopter flight path.
If introduced, the overlay would trigger a need for owners of property within the flight path area to get a Council planning permit for certain buildings and works that have the potential to impact on flights. Council would be required to refer each permit application to the department for assessment. The aim is to protect the flight path from the encroachment of obstacles, although a mandatory height limit is not proposed. Instead, the department would assess each application on merit.
The Minister for Planning will decide whether or not to approve the department's proposal.
For a map of the flight path area or more information, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services' website.
Community drop-in session
Interested people were able to attend a community drop-in session, which the department held at the Clayton Hall on Monday 26 October.
People were able to make submissions to the department about this matter up until Monday 9 November 2015.
For more information
Hard copies of the amendment documents (including a map of the flight path area) are available for viewing at the Monash Civic Centre (293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley).
If you would like to discuss this matter with Council, please contact: Sean McNamee, Coordinator - Strategic and Sustainable Planning, on 9518 3229.