Hams Road amendment deferred

Council has
voted to defer a decision on Amendment C372 to a later date, to allow for more
time to consider the proposed residential development.

The amendment
proposes to rezone land at 35 Hams Road and 69-93 Hams Road, Waurn Ponds from a
Farming Zone to General Residential Zone Schedule 1, with a Design and
Development Overlay guiding subdivision requirements.

The amendment
was exhibited in March and April 2019 and received 165 submissions, 159
submissions of which opposed or sought changes to the amendment. Some of the
concerns raised include traffic, proposed density and drainage and flooding

referred the amendment to an Independent Panel in June 2019, which found the
development is well-founded and wouldn’t result in an unacceptable impact on
the neighbourhood character. It also found that on balance, the development was
likely to add a relatively small amount of extra traffic to Ghazeepore Road and

In January
2020, council voted to defer a decision on the proposed amendment so it could
be considered further.

Councillor Stephanie Asher – Mayor

Council decided
to defer a decision on the proposed amendment to take more time to consider
concerns from the community, regarding traffic and perceived amenity.

Councillor Ron Nelson – Kardinia ward

I want to
assure the community that we are listening to its views on this amendment.

The Kardinia
ward councillors are seeking increased lot sizes in the development and a
traffic plan for Ghazeepore Road. The council group will further consider the
proposed development. We are seeking better outcomes for our community, such as
increased open space and a commitment to traffic management measures on
Ghazeepore Road.

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