Affected location

Amendment C338 & PP1418/2015 - Thornhill Road, Highton

Current Status


This amendment has been approved and was gazetted on 21 December 2017.

Click here to see the approved amendment documents on the State Government's Planning Schemes Online website.


The Amendment was adopted by Council on 20th September 2017 and sent to the Minister for Planning for approval on the 27th September 2017. 

A full copy of the minutes from the meeting is published below under "Supporting Documents".


An Independent Panel was appointed to review submissions. It conducted a Panel Hearing on Tues 27 June 2017 at City Hall, Geelong.   

A copy of the Panel Report is provided below.  

The next step is for Council to consider the Panel Report and Adopt the Amendment. 


The timetable for the Panel Hearing and Council's submission to the Panel are posted below under "Panel Hearing Documents".


Council (under delegation) considered a report on the submissions to this Amendment on 5 May 2017 and resolved to refer them to an Independent Panel.

A copy of the Council Delegate’s Report is provided below under "Supporting Documents".

Anyone who made a submission will be notified about the Panel Hearing (the first step is a Directions Hearing) and given an opportunity to present to the Panel.  


The amendment applies to the southern part of 176-194 Thornhill Road, Highton which currently contains a water storage basin.

The amendment proposes to rezone the surplus Barwon Water land from the Public Use Zone to the underlying General Residential Zone, and apply the Design and Development Overlay, consistent with the surrounding area.

A planning permit application (1418/2015) seeks approval for: a staged multi-lot subdivision of the land and removal of native vegetation, and buildings and works for the construction of a public access path. The path is proposed to be 2.5m wide and run from the subject land up to Roslyn Road.

Full details including plans, reports and an Information Sheet are provided below.

Amendment Documents

Supporting Documents

Panel Hearing Documents

View printed copies of these documents at:

City of Greater Geelong, Customer Service Centre - Ground floor
100 Brougham Street, Geelong 3220 - 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


All submissions will be considered by the City of Greater Geelong, Councillors or Independent Panel as required.

Submissions are now closed