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About the plan change

​This private plan change aims to amend policies in H15 Business – Business Park Zone and to make various changes to I538 Smales 1 Precinct.

The main purpose of the change is to transition the Smales Farm office park to a transit-oriented form of mixed-use development over a 20 to 30-year period by providing for a significant amount of residential development, in addition to the existing provision for offices.

The residential development would largely be in apartment formats, with some buildings up to 100m high (approximately 30 storeys).


​Notified on 12 April 2019.

Submissions closed on 15 May 2019.

Summary of decision requested notified on 14 June 2019.

Further submissions closed 28 June 2019.

Hearings – for more information see the hearing documents.

Decision notified on 30 April 2020.

Appeal period closes on 12 June 2020.

Consent Order recieved on 08 September 2020.

Fully Operative on 09 October 2020.


Plan change documents

Operative documents

Appeal documents

Decision documents

Notification of summary of decisions requested documents

Notification documents

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