City of Greater Geelong Retail Heirarchy (Map only)
City of Greater Geelong Retail Heirarchy (Map only)

Amendment C393 - Retail Strategy

Current Status

Public Exhibition

Closing date: Monday, 20 May 2019

Council has prepared Amendment C393 to the planning scheme and it is currently on public exhibition. Submissions can be made online using the form below.

In November 2018 Council adopted The City of Greater Geelong Retail Strategy 2016-2036. This amendment seeks to implement the Retail Strategy into the Planning Scheme.

The amendment will:
•   Delete the retail policy provisions at Clause 21.07 Economic Development and     Employment.
•   Insert a new Clause 21.19 Activity Centres that includes an updated Geelong     Retail Centre Hierarchy and identifies the Retail Strategy as a background     document.
•   Replace Clause 22.03 Assessment Criteria for Retail Planning Applications with     a new Clause 22.03 Assessment Criteria for Retail Planning Applications.
•   Amend the Schedule to Clause 34.01 Commercial 1 Zone.

The decision to prepare and exhibit the Amendment was made by Council at it’s meeting on Tuesday 27 November 2018. The minutes from the meeting can be viewed under Supporting Documents.


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

Make a submission

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission. Submissions must be made giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

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Terms and conditions

In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. Council may also provide copies of submissions to other parties for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any Panel Hearing held to consider submissions.

Alternatively, written submissions can be sent to:

The Coordinator
Strategic Implementation
City of Greater Geelong
PO Box 104, Geelong Vic 3220