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

Consultation closing on 02 August 2019

Council is seeking community views on proposed Amendment C148 to the Monash Planning Scheme. 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.

The Amendment affects:

  • Whole Municipality

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

Public Exhibition

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

Panel Hearings

An independent planning panel will consider the Amendment and each submission that Council receives. The following dates have been proposed for the panel hearing:

  • Panel Directions Hearing (proposed): the week of 23 September 2019
  • Panel Merits Hearing (proposed): the week of 21 October 2019

Please note that these Panel dates are indicative only and are subject to change.

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
  • Glen Waverley Library, 112 Kingsway, Glen Waverley
  • Clayton Library, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton
  • Mount Waverley Library, 41 Millers Crescent, Mount Waverley
  • Mulgrave Library, 36-42 Mackie Road, Mulgrave
  • Wheelers Hill Library 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

Have Your Say

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment.

Please clearly state the grounds on which you support or oppose the Amendment and indicate what changes (if any) you would like to see made.

Your name and contact details are required for council to consider your submission, and to notify you of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearings held to consider submissions.

The closing date for submissions – Friday 2 August 2019.

Submissions can be sent by:

In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, all submissions must be available for inspection by the public, for two months after an amendment is implemented or lapses. Council must make a copy of every submission for any person to inspect free of charge.

Please read: Council's Privacy Policy


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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