Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee has been appointed under Section 151 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, to report and recommend on whether to modify or remove the Public Acquisition Overlay affecting Punt Road within the City of Stonnington.

View the map showing the extent of the Public Acquisition Overlay: 

Advisory Committee and their Terms of Reference

The Advisory Committee comprises:

  • Trevor McCullough (Chair)
  • Kevin Breen
  • Sue Porter
  • Henry Turnbull

Advisory Committee biographies (DOC 39.0 KB)

View the Committee's Terms of Reference: 


The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to review the future of the Public Acquisition Overlay (overlay) affecting properties within the City of Stonnington on the east side of Punt Road along the 2.6 kilometres between Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra and Union Street, Windsor by seeking input from affected landowners, stakeholders and agencies and to recommend to the Minister for Planning whether to retain, modify or remove the overlay.

A series of questions and answers (DOCX 27.0 KB) have been prepared for this project

Submissions on the Background and Options reports

The period for making a submission on the Background and Options reports closed on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

Key dates

 The key dates for the Advisory Committee process are as follows:

Step Timing
(to be advised)

VicRoads Background Report

This report provides some background information and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of retaining, modifying or removing the Public Acquisition Overlay.

The Background and Options Reports will provide the basis for the Committee's review, along with any submissions made in response to those reports.

 Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay Background Report (PDF 944.9 KB)

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

August 2015

VicRoads information sessions 


August / September 2015

VicRoads Concept Options Report

The Options Report expands on the Background Report by including traffic modelling and projections for various future options along Punt Road.

21 October 2015

Request for submissions closed

24 November 2015

Advisory Committee Directions Hearing

8 December 2015

Advisory Committee Public Hearings

View the Advisory Committee Hearing Timetable (PDF 245.7 KB).

The following expert witness reports have been prepared and circulated.  It is expected that these experts will make a presentation during the Hearings


Carter and Kinghorn Report - Appendix C

Melbourne City Council

Paula Dwyer and Ian Hocking on behalf of landowners

Commencing 9 February 2016


Advisory Committee report to Minister

The Report will be made available here once it has been released to the public.

On 17 August 2016, the Minister for Planning requested that further technical work be undertaken by VicRoads in accordance with the Advisory Committee's recommendations to inform Government's decision about the PAO. The Government will make a decision on the PAO early in 2017 following consideration of this further technical work. In accordance with the Advisory Committee's terms of reference, the full report and recommendations will be made public along with the Minister's decision.

The Report was submitted on 30 May 2016. 


If you have any queries about the Advisory Committee process please contact Greta Grivas, Senior Project Officer with Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 6393 or greta.grivas@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Page last reviewed on 2 September 2016

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