About the City Development Special Committee

The City Development Special Committee (CDSC) was established by Council pursuant to section 86 of the Local Government Act 1989 on 13 December 2011.

The CDSC has been delegated certain functions and powers to make decisions in relation to:

  • statutory planning and building controls
  • heritage
  • strategic planning including land use, development contributions and transport planning
  • planning scheme amendments
  • urban design
  • public space (strategic)
  • economic development.

Community Participation at CDSC Meetings

Requests to Address the CDSC

Community members can speak about an item on the meeting agenda for up to three minutes per speaker before the CDSC considers the item.

Where more than 10 requests to speak are received, a spokesperson will be required to be appointed by the group, and that spokesperson will be allocated a maximum of five minutes to address the CDSC.

If you would like to speak at a CDSC Meeting in relation to an item on the agenda, please complete the Request to Address the CDSC Form which you can download below, and provide it to the Governance Officer present at the meeting on the night, or email completed forms to Governance@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au.

Public Question Time

All of Council’s public meetings allow for 15 minutes of public question time.

This is not an opportunity for members of the public to express personal views or opinions.  This time is provided for questions only. Depending on the complexity of questions, it may be necessary to take questions on notice, with a reply to be provided at a later date.

If you would like to ask a question at a CDSC Meeting about any matter please complete the Public Question Time Form which you can download below. Completed forms can be provided to the Governance Officer present at the meeting on the night, or email completed forms to Governance@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au.

Testing Form