Planning Scheme Amendment C141 - Licensed Premises Policy

Council has developed a local planning policy to guide planning applications for licensed premises. The policy has been implemented into the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme through Amendment C141.

Licensed premises (which allow the serving of alcohol) contribute to our city’s vibrancy, attractiveness and tourism potential. As our city continues to grow, this policy will help maximise the positive qualities of licensed premises while minimising potential negative impacts.  

About the Amendment

The amendment implements the findings of Maribyrnong City Council – Managing the Impacts of Licensed Premises 2015 by:

  • Introducing a new local policy for licensed premises at Clause 22.08
  • Amending the Municipal Strategic Statement at Clause 21.08 to include new objectives and strategies for licensed premises
  • Inserting Maribyrnong City Council – Managing the Impacts of Licensed Premises 2015 as a reference document at Clause 21.12


The amendment was publicly exhibited from 17 November 2016 to 19 December 2016. It was subsequently reviewed by an Independent Planning Panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

The panel hearing was held on 30 March 2017. The panel released a report supporting the amendment. You can read the Panel Report(PDF, 384KB) here.

The amendment has now been approved by the Minister for Planning and came into operation on 26 April 2018.

For a copy of the amendment and other approved documents, please refer to the amendments page on Planning Schemes Online.

Contact Us

For more information contact:

City Strategy
03 9688 0200