An Independent Planning Panel has considered submissions to the amendment. The directions hearing was held on 15 November, and the panel hearing was held on the 9, 10, 11 and 13 December 2013. The Panel has released its report, which is available via the links below. The Panel predominantly supports the amendment, in particular the rezoning of the centre to Activity Centre Zone, with a range of minor changes.
The report of the Independent Planning Panel was considered by Council at the 18 March Ordinary Council Meeting. Council supported the Panel recommendations and resolved to adopt Amendment C125 with the recommended Panel revisions.