Proposed Amendment C148: Update to the Public Open Space Contribution Rates

Consultation closed on 02 August 2019

The Amendment applies across the whole of Monash.

This Amendment proposes to update the public open space contribution rates for all subdivisions of 3 lots or more.

The Amendment:

  • Amends the Schedule to Clause 53.01 to require that all subdivisions of 3 lots or more provide a public open space contribution at a rate of 10%;
  • Introduces a new Local Planning Policy – Clause 22.15: Public Open Space Contributions Policy that sets out the guidance for the process on when, where and how a public open space contribution will be required, including whether in the form of cash in lieu, land or a combination of both; and
  • Replaces Clause 21.10 in the Municipal Strategic Statement with a new Clause 21.10.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please call Andre Schmid, Senior Strategic Planner, on 9518 3090 or email

October 2019 - Panel Hearing information

An independent Planning Panel will consider the Amendment and each submission that Council receives. Planning Panels Victoria have now set the dates for the Panel. This will be undertaken in two parts: the Directions Hearing and the Planning Merits Hearing. The Panel is open for anyone to attend.

Directions Hearing

Monday 25 November 2019, 1.30pm
Monash City Council, Council Chamber
293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150

At the Directions Hearing, the Panel will:

  • Give directions about exchanging information before the Hearing and the conduct of the Hearing
  • Consider Hearing times and venue and site inspections
  • Answer questions people have about the Panel process including the Hearing.

Planning Merits Hearing

The week commencing Monday 17 February 2020.

Everyone who has made a submission to C148 should have received notification of the Panel Hearing. If you have not, please contact Amy Selvaraj, Senior Project Officer at Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5120.

September 2019

Amendment C148 was exhibited between 17 June and 2 August 2019. In response to the consultation on the Amendment, 44 submissions were received.

Council reviewed and considered the submissions at its meeting held on 24 September 2019.

More information:

Report to Council Meeting – 24 September 2019 (pdf, 236KB)

Attachment – Summary of issues raised in the submissions (pdf, 231KB)

As the rezoning has merit and there are submissions which are unable to be resolved, Council has requested the Minister for Planning to appoint an independent Panel to review the Amendment and consider all submissions received.

August 2019

Council sought community views on proposed Amendment C148 to the Monash Planning Scheme during June, July and August 2019.

Public Exhibition

  • Commencement of Public Exhibition: Monday 17 June 2019
  • Completion of Public Exhibition: Friday 2 August 2019

Exhibited Documents

Notice of Amendment (pdf, 447KB)

Explanatory Report (pdf, 298KB)

Instruction Sheet (pdf, 10KB)

Clause 53.01 – Public Open Space Contribution and Subdivision (pdf, 80KB)

Clause 22.15 – Public Open Space Contributions Policy (pdf, 335KB)

Clause 21.10 – Open Space (pdf, 466KB)

Open Space Contribution Rate Planning – Prepared by SGS Economics and Planning (pdf, 3MB)

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations:

  • during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, Monash City Council at 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley and at the Oakleigh Service Centre, 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh 
  • at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website


At the Council Meeting on 30 October the Council adopted the Monash Open Space Strategy 2018. At the meeting Council recognised a key action of the Monash Open Space Strategy and resolved to authorise the Director City Development to request the Minister for Planning for authorisation to prepare and exhibit an amendment to the Monash Planning Scheme to update the public open space contribution rates for all subdivisions.

Amendment C148 proposes to increase the public open space requirement for subdivisions of 3 lots or more to 10% cash, 10% land, or a mix of both. Currently Council requires a public open space contribution of between 2% and 5% depending on the number of lots created. A contribution rate of 10% has been determined as necessary to deliver a reasonable standard of open space provision across the whole of Monash for a growing population. This contribution rate reflects the need to ensure that all residents in the future have contributed to providing an appropriate level of public open space services and recognises a need of 30 square metres per person.

For more information, read Monash Open Space Strategy


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