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The Sandown Racecourse Advisory Committee (the committee) was appointed by the Minister for Planning on 2 March 2024 to advise on all relevant matters associated with the proposed redevelopment of the Sandown Racecourse, Springvale.

The Proponent is the Melbourne Racing Club who has prepared draft Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme Amendment C229gdan (the draft Amendment). The draft Amendment proposes to introduce a new planning framework for the land to facilitate its redevelopment for predominately residential use supported by community facilities, open space and commercial and retail uses.


More information about each stage of the Committee’s process is outlined in its Terms of Reference (see documents below). For the most up-to-date information about the Committee process, including hearing dates, please visit Engage Victoria.

  1. Initial assessment

    March – April 2024

    The Committee conducted an inception meeting and has written to the proponent to request further work required before public consultation can commence. The Committee has also prepared an Initial Assessment Report (linked below).

  2. Public consultation

    Monday 20 May – 11.59pm Monday 24 June 2024

    The draft Amendment will be exhibited for 25 business days. You can make a written submission to the Committee during this time at Engage Victoria (linked below).

  3. Directions hearing

    The Committee is expected to hold a directions hearing on Wednesday 17 July 2024 to set out procedural arrangements for the hearing including a timetable.

  4. Public hearing

    A public hearing is expected to commence in the week of 12 August 2024.

    Anyone who makes a submission during the public consultation stage and requests to be heard may participate.

  5. Outcomes

    November 2024

    The Committee will prepare a final report with advice and recommendations for the Minister for Planning. The Minister for Planning will make the final decision on whether the draft Amendment should proceed, and if so, in what form.

Committee members

Make a submission

You can make a submission and learn more about the draft Amendment at Engage Victoria

Make a submission

Need help putting together a submission?

Read our guide about submissions and how the process works.

More information

For questions about the committee process, please contact:

Chris Brennan
Planning Panels Victoria

For all other questions, please contact:

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136 186

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Page last updated: 17/06/24