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Small Activity Centres Strategy (C126)

Our small shopping strips provide daily conveniences, local employment and services. They are the places where you can pick up your milk and bread, see the hairdresser or dentist, or grab a coffee with a friend. To ensure these small shopping strips continue to thrive into the future, we prepared the Bayside Small Activity Centres Strategy 2014.

We are implementing the strategy into the Bayside Planning Scheme through Amendment C126.

Planning Scheme Amendment C126

Amendment C126 implements the strategy by introducing height controls and design guidelines for most centres, and rezoning some commercial strips to encourage a greater range of local uses to meet the community needs. View the explanatory report below for the full list of changes proposed.

Which centres are affected?


Balcombe Park centre, Beaumaris (PDF, 612.93KB)

Balcombe Road and Charman Road centre, Beaumaris (PDF, 555.28KB)

Keys Street centre, Beaumaris (PDF, 669.67KB)

Seaview shopping centre, Beaumaris (PDF, 727.01KB)

Weatherall Road and Morey Road centre, Beaumaris (PDF, 439.15KB)

Weatherall Road shopping centre, Beaumaris (PDF, 648.07KB)

Black Rock

Bluff Road and Arranmore Avenue centre, Black Rock (PDF, 1.25MB)

Bluff Road and Love Street centre, Black Rock (PDF, 178.67KB)

Black Rock/Sandringham

Bluff Road and Edward Street centre, Black Rock/Sandringham (PDF, 526.60KB)

Brighton (includes Middle and East)

Brighton Beach (Were Street) centre, Brighton (PDF, 838.29KB)

Dendy Village centre, Brighton (PDF, 631.01KB)

East Brighton centre, Brighton East (PDF, 743.32KB)

Esplanade and Grosvenor Street centre, Middle Brighton (PDF, 707.62KB)

Hampton Street and Durrant Street centre, Brighton (PDF, 515.61KB)

Hawthorn Road centre, Brighton East (PDF, 686.92KB)

Nepean Highway and Centre Road centre, Brighton East (PDF, 904.62KB)

Nepean Highway and Milroy Street centre, Brighton East (PDF, 691.25KB)

Nepean Highway and North Road centre, Brighton East (PDF, 533.31KB)

Nepean Highway and Union Street centre, Brighton East (PDF, 676.29KB)

New Street and Bay Street centre, Brighton (PDF, 735.03KB)

New Street and Martin Street centre, Brighton (PDF, 673.04KB)

South Road and Esplanade Avenue centre, Brighton (PDF, 859.55KB)

Thomas Street and Egan Street centre, Brighton East  (PDF, 581.35KB)


Bay Road and Avoca Street centre, Cheltenham (PDF, 569.73KB)

Bay Road and Jack Road centre, Cheltenham (PDF, 644.44KB)

Hampton (includes Hampton East)

Bluff Road and Highett Road centre, Hampton (PDF, 583.61KB)

Keith Street and Widdop Crescent centre, Hampton East (PDF, 577.68KB)

Ludstone Street centre, Hampton (PDF, 574.31KB)

South Road Plaza, Hampton (PDF, 755.52KB)


Little Highett Village (Highett Road and Spring Road) centre, Highett (PDF, 500.67KB)


Beach Road and Georgiana Street centre, Sandringham (PDF, 632.43KB)

Bluff Road and Bay Road centre, Sandringham (PDF, 567.06KB)

Bluff Road and Spring Street centre, Sandringham (PDF, 573.94KB)

What documents are available to view?

The planning scheme amendment documents are available below:

Explanatory Report (DOCX, 2.52MB)

Instruction Sheet (DOC, 44.00KB)

Design and Development Overlay Schedule 13 (DOCX, 11.99MB)

Design and Development Overlay Schedule 14 (DOCX, 14.99MB)

Design and Development Overlay Schedule 15  (DOCX, 2.96MB)

Design and Development Overlay Schedule 16 (DOCX, 3.04MB)

Design and Development Overlay Schedule 17 (DOCX, 3.43MB)

Changes to the Municipal Strategic Statement (PDF, 4.88MB)

Changes to Clause 22.09, Council's Gaming Policy (DOC, 52.50KB)

Changes to the Schedule of Clause 52.28-4, centres where gaming machines are prohibited (DOCX, 1.70MB)

Changes to the Zone Maps (PDF, 2.72MB)

New Design and Development Overlay maps (PDF, 2.84MB)

Deletions to the Design and Development Overlay maps (PDF, 2.84MB)

New Environmental Audit Overlay map (PDF, 146.16KB)

Public Notice of Amendment C126 (PDF, 264.22KB)

State standard provisions

Commercial 1 Zone (PDF, 43.53KB)

Mixed Use Zone  (PDF, 44.78KB)

Design and Development Overlay (PDF, 26.40KB)

The Small Activity Centre Strategy and urban design guidelines are available at the links below. 

Small Activity Centre Strategy Part 1  (PDF, 2.72MB)

Small Activity Centre Strategy Part 2 (PDF, 9.98MB)

Small Activity Centre Strategy Part 3 (PDF, 12.74MB)

To view the full list of documents, visit the Department of Land, Water, Environment and Planning website

How do I make a submission?

Submissions must be received by 24 April 2017. 

You can make a submission in support of the amendment, opposing the amendment or seeking changes to the amendment.

Make a submission

    What happens next?

    Council will consider any submissions received and will determine whether to request an independent Planning Panel to consider the submissions, change or abandon the amendment. 

    If a Planning Panel is required, this is likely to take place in July 2017. Submitters will be given an opportunity to present to the Panel if they choose. 

    How can I find out more?

    The amendment documentation is available for inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the following places:

    • Bayside City Council Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham.
    • During opening hours at one of our libraries.

    If you would like to stay up to date on the status of the amendment without making a submission, you can subscribe for email updates on this and other amendments.

    For any questions, contact our Strategic Planning department on (03) 9599 4457 or email AmendmentC126 [at] bayside.vic.gov.au