In the coming months ACU will submit a Development Plan to Council which will outline the proposed developments.
The proposed developments
New buildings are proposed on 115B Victoria Parade (on the corner of Napier Street) and 81-89 Victoria Parade (on the corner of Brunswick Street). ACU is also proposing to redevelop the Young Street car park which currently provides a very poor interface between the campus and South Fitzroy residents to the north of the campus.
Consultation and approval
Before development can occur, ACU are required to prepare a Development Plan for approval by the Yarra City Council.
Once the Development Plan is approved, detailed planning applications will be made to Council for individual projects. The planning process does not require further consultation if a proposed development is generally consistent with the approved plan.
81-89 Victoria Parade (on the corner of Brunswick Street) is not incorporated in the Development Plan and will be part of a separate planning permit application process. This will include a formal notification process.
Additional consultation will take place with community stakeholders and local residents as part of the Development Plan application process. This further consultation is anticipated to take place in 2016.
January 2015 – Lodgement of the Development Plan with City of Yarra
Four weeks formal advertising of the Development Plan – letters sent to surrounding owners/occupiers and signs displayed on-site
Public information session held by Council
Review submissions from community and referral comments from internal Council departments and external authorities
Council officer consideration of the Development Plan and supporting recommendation
Formal consultation meeting with any objectors, held by Council
Officer recommendation report to Council – Internal Development Approval Committee (IDAC) Council meeting for decision