Lilydale Quarry Redevelopment

Latest update

Standing Advisory Committee

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) was appointed by the Minister for Planning to consider submissions to Draft Amendment C193: Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan, which was released by the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) for public comment in November/December 2020. A total of 57 submissions were received.  A copy of Yarra Ranges Council’s submission can be viewed below.

The SAC held a public hearing (video conference) between 31 May and 10 June 2021 to consider submissions referred to it by the Minister for Planning.  The Committee submitted its report to the Minister on July 15 2021 and it was released to the general public on 29 July 2021.  A link to the SAC report is available on the VPA website below.  

The planning scheme amendment including proposed planning controls for the former Lilydale Quarry site are currently under consideration by the State Government.

About the redevelopment 

The Lilydale Quarry also known as Cave Hill Quarry and more recently as Kinley is approximately 163 hectares in size. The Quarry is located next to Box Hill Institute’s Lilydale Lakeside Campus.

The limestone quarry ceased operations in 2015. In 2017 there was a change in ownership from Sibelco Australia to a Consortium (Intrapac Property, in joint venture with Bayport Group and Hume Partners).

Development of the quarry site is occurring in stages. A planning permit was issued by the Minister for Planning in 2014 to support new residential housing on a 20 hectare parcel fronting Hull Road and the current owners have commenced subdivisional works that will realise in the order of 200 lots over 5 stages, with Stage 1 now completed.

The owners are also continuing to invest in the balance of the site and are in the process of backfilling the quarry pit with the existing overburden on the site and have prepared a draft planning scheme amendment C193 that seeks to rezone the remaining 143 hectares to facilitate the redevelopment of the land. The draft amendment seeks to rezone the land to a Comprehensive Development Zone and associated Comprehensive Development Plan to facilitate a mixed use development comprising in the order of 3,000 dwellings, retail and commercial uses, public open space and community facilities.

Over the past 2 years the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has been assisting Council and the developer in preparing the planning scheme amendment. Following an announcement by the Minister for Planning of his intention to fast track consideration of the Lilydale Quarry Precinct, the VPA has led the finalisation of the planning scheme amendment under its Fast Track Program.

Further information on the redevelopment of the former Lilydale Quarry site and the VPA’s role and processes is available on the VPA website link below.