Proposed Development Plan for 1 Beryl Avenue, Oakleigh South (former Oakleigh South Primary School)

Community feedback sought by 31 July 2020

Artist Impression - new 1 Beryl Avenue proposal

VCAT Amended Plans – March 2021

Amended plans have been circulated as part of the developer's appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on a proposal at 1 Beryl Avenue (52 Golf Road), Oakleigh South, which is the former Oakleigh South Primary School site.

These plans will be considered at the VCAT hearing.

The key changes in the amended plans are:

  • Total number of the townhouses reduced from 86 to 83
  • Two bedroom townhouses increased from 20 to 22
  • Three bedroom townhouses reduced from 24 to 21
  • Four bedroom townhouses reduced from 42 to 40
  • Layout of townhouses clusters along Beryl Avenue interface rearranged and secluded private open space areas for some townhouses along this interface relocated.

Summary of the amended development plan proposal:

  • Total of 83 townhouses including 18 three storey townhouses and 65 two storey townhouses
  • 22 two bedroom townhouses
  • 21 three bedroom townhouses
  • 40 four bedroom townhouses
  • Retention of 9 trees
  • Removal of 46 trees
  • Total of 156 car parking spaces within the development including 144 car spaces for residents and 12 visitor car spaces
  • Central communal open space area located in the centre of the site where an existing tree will be retained
  • Vehicle access to the loop road via Golf Road
  • Access to individual garages via Beryl Avenue.

Council’s position on this amended proposal remains unchanged. Council will argue against the proposed development plan at the upcoming hearing at VCAT.

The matter has been listed for a two-day Merits Hearing at VCAT, commencing Monday 26 April 2021.

Under the Development Plan Overlay, residents do not have the right to appeal to VCAT. Therefore no Statement of Grounds will be accepted.

Enquiries: Jeanny Lui, Principal Planner, on 9518 3494.

Amended planning documents

Development Plan Volume 1 (pdf, 82MB)

Development Plan Volume 2 (pdf, 440KB)

Statement of Changes (pdf, 104KB)

Arboricultural Report (pdf, 3MB)

Architectural Drawing (pdf, 10MB)

Flood Report (pdf, 2MB)

Gap Analysis Review (pdf, 8MB)

Landfill Gas Risk Assessment (pdf, 11MB)

Landfill Gas Risk Desktop Assessment (pdf, 5MB)

Landscape Plan (pdf, 15MB)

Servicing Report (pdf, 2MB)

Site Development Management Plan (pdf, 720KB)

Stormwater Management Plan (pdf, 2MB)

Sustainability Management Plan (pdf, 14MB)

Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 7MB)

Urban Context Report (pdf, 36MB)

Waste Management Plan (pdf, 813KB)

Update - VCAT Appeal

The applicant has lodged an appeal with VCAT on the basis of Council's failure to make a decision within a reasonable timeframe under Section 149 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. A hearing has been listed for two days from Monday 26 April 2021.

At the August Council Meeting, Council noted its disappointment that a further appeal had been lodged prior to Council formally resolving its position on the Development Plan. We have now written to the Tribunal to note our concerns and reject that Council has not made a determination on the proposed plan within a reasonable time. It is noted that our advice indicates that when an appeal, such as this one is lodged, the Council’s position is deemed to be a refusal.

Council resolved not to support the application at the August Council Meeting. For more information, please see: Report to Council Meeting (pdf, 453KB)


Council received a new Development Plan proposal for 1 Beryl Avenue (also known as 52 Golf Road), Oakleigh South following the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal's (VCAT) decision to not support a previous proposal.

Council sought community feedback on the proposed development plan for a medium density townhouse development comprising of 86 dwellings ranging in height from 2-3 storeys at 1 Beryl Avenue (also known as 52 Golf Road) Oakleigh South.

Feedback was formally sought by Friday 31 July 2020. 449 community submissions to the proposal were received. 

The applicant, Golf Road Project Development Pty Ltd, proposed a Development Plan that includes:

  • 20 two bedroom townhouses.
  • 24 three bedroom townhouses.
  • 42 four bedroom townhouses.
  • Retention of 9 trees.
  • Removal of 46 trees.
  • Communal open space area located in the centre of the site where one existing mature tree will be retained.
  • Vehicle access via Golf Road.
  • Predominantly double storey dwellings with some three storey dwellings located in the middle of the site.

Planning documents

Here are the documents that have been submitted by the applicant: 

Certificate of Title (pdf, 259KB)

Development Plan Volume 1 (pdf, 82MB)

Development Plan Volume 2 (pdf, 581KB)

Lodgement Letter (pdf, 81KB)

Architectural Submission (pdf, 53MB)

Arboricultural Report (pdf, 3MB)

Gap Analysis Report (pdf, 9MB)

Landfill Gas Risk Assessment (pdf, 5MB)

Landscape Plan (pdf, 13MB)

Property Servicing Report (pdf, 2MB)

Site Development Management Plan (pdf, 841KB)

Stormwater Management Plan (pdf, 841KB)

Stormwater Management Report (pdf, 2MB)

Sustainable Management Plan (pdf, 9MB)

Traffic Management Plan (pdf, 8MB)

Waste Management Plan (pdf, 1MB)

Former school site background

Please note that this is a new Development Plan application independent of the previous Development Plan proposal.

Previous Development Plan applications have been considered including public consultation and VCAT proceedings.

You can view the previous history at: Refused Development Plan at former Oakleigh South Primary School

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