Amendment C169: Public Open Space Contribution Change

The Amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted on 27 July 2023 and is now in effect. 

This Amendment updated the public open space contribution rates in the Monash Planning Scheme for all subdivisions where a contribution is payable

The Amendment:

  • Amended the Schedule to Clause 53.01 to require that all subdivisions of 3 lots or more (except on the former PMP site in Clayton) provide a public open space contribution at a rate of 7.61%
  • Introduced a new Local Planning Policy – Clause 22.15: Public Open Space Contributions Policy that sets out the guidance for the process on when, where and how a public open space contribution will be required, including whether in the form of cash in lieu, land or a combination of both; and
  • Replaced Clause 21.10 in the Municipal Strategic Statement with a new Clause 21.10.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning team on 9518 3090 or email

Two-lot subdivisions that commonly occur with a dual occupancy development are exempt from the public open space contribution.

Council Report

Report to Council 31 January 2023 Meeting(PDF, 3MB)

Council Meeting Decisions (item 1.6)(PDF, 467KB)

Watch Council meeting video recording (item 1.6)

 Panel Report

Monash Amendment C169 Panel Report(PDF, 2MB)

Background Documents

Monash Open Space Strategy(PDF, 20MB)

Monash Open Space Strategy Implementation Plan and Open Space Contribution Report(PDF, 3MB)

Public availability requirements

It is important to note that under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 submissions to planning scheme amendments are subject to public availability requirements.

The public availability requirements require Council to make copies of submissions available to view in person, or make copies available electronically and for on demand viewing in person, up until the end of 2 months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Council makes copies of submissions available electronically and for on demand viewing in person. When doing so, Council must delete personal information from copies of submissions available electronically, with the exception of the address of the property affected by the Amendment.

Enquiries about the public availability requirements should be directed to Council’s Strategic Planning team ( and any concerns you have about privacy or the way your personal information has been treated should be sent to