Affected location

Amendment C372 & Permit Apps 662/2017 & 663/2017 - Hams Road Waurn Ponds

Current Status


The amendment rezones land at 35 and 69-73 Hams Road, Waurn Ponds from Farming Zone to General Residential Zone with a Design and Development Overlay and rezones an adjoining Barwon Water reserve to the Public Use Zone. It is accompanied by permit applications for multi-lot subdivision.

This amendment has been approved and was gazetted on 16 July 2020.

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

Copies of the final issued planning permits and the final signed Section 173 Agreement are provided below under Amendment Documents.


The Amendment was adopted by Council on 24 March 2020 and sent to the Minister for Planning for approval on the date listed above.

A copy of the agenda and summary of resolutions from the meeting is published below under "Supporting Documents".


A report to seek adoption of the Amendment will now be considered by Council at the 24 March 2020 meeting. The Council meeting agenda will be published here on the Friday before the meeting.

For the safety of the community, councillors and staff and to ensure social distancing, the City will no longer permit public attendance at Council meetings for now.  Meetings will be accessible online to the public and will be live streamed.


Council will consider an officer’s report at the 28 January 2020 meeting and will decide whether the amendment should be adopted.


The Panel has provided its report to Council and a copy is provided below under “Panel Hearing Documents”.

Council officers are reviewing the Panel’s recommendations and will prepare a report to be considered at a future Council meeting.


An Independent Panel has been appointed to review submissions. It will conduct a Panel Hearing on 22 - 27 August 2019.  
After the hearing, the Panel usually takes 4-8 weeks to provide its report back to Council.
A copy of the timetable for the Panel Hearing and copies of Expert Witness Statements will be posted below under “Panel Hearing Documents”.


Council considered a report on the submissions to this Amendment on 25 June 2019 meeting and resolved to refer them to an Independent Panel.

A copy of the Council Meeting Minutes are 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 proponent's have provided a statement in response to submissions and a revised masterplan, these are below under "Supporting Documents".


Council has prepared Amendment C372 to the planning scheme and two associated planning permits.

The land affected by the amendment and permit is 35 & 69-93 Hams Road, Waurn Ponds and Barwon Water reserve located north of the railway line between Ghazeepore Road and Anglesea Road, Waurn Ponds.

The amendment proposes to rezone land at 35 and 69-73 Hams Road, Waurn Ponds from the Farming Zone to the General Residential Zone with a Design and Development Overlay and rezones an adjoining Barwon Water reserve to the Public Use Zone.

The permit applications are for multi-lot subdivision, removal of native vegetation and variation to restrictions and easements.

A draft voluntary Section 173 Agreement is also being exhibited with the amendment and permit. This requires the landowner/developer to deliver infrastructure and make payments towards community facilities in the area.

The decision to prepare and exhibit the Amendment was made by Council at it’s meeting on 11 December 2018. The minutes from the meeting can be viewed under supporting documents.

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

Submissions are now closed