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Stage 1

Hospital heliport flight path protection

Emergency helicopters play a key role in providing medical and trauma services to patients who are critically ill or who may be involved in serious accidents.

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is seeking to safeguard the flight paths to the existing helipads at the Alfred, Clayton, Frankston, Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and Warragul hospitals to maintain the integrity of this essential part of the health system.

The department is proposing to do this by introducing Design and Development Overlays (Overlays) to the Stonnington, Melbourne, Frankston, Port Phillip, Baw Baw and Monash planning schemes.

The department has previously introduced Overlays in other planning schemes to protect flight paths at public hospitals elsewhere in Victoria.

The existing and proposed Overlays do not introduce a mandatory height limit. Instead, the Overlay triggers a need for a council planning permit for certain buildings and works. All permit applications are referred to the department, which will assess each referral on merit. Where the proposed development does not affect Emergency Medical Services (EMS) helicopter flights, the development is likely to be supported, or supported with conditions.

Proposed planning scheme amendment documentation

Documents common to all hospital helipads:

Documents relating to the Alfred Hospital helipad:

Documents relating to the Frankston Hospital helipad:

Documents relating to the Royal Children’s Hospital helipad:

Documents relating to the Royal Melbourne Hospital helipad:

Documents relating to the Monash Medical Centre Clayton helipad:

Documents relating to the Warragul Hospital helipad:

Community input

Community drop-in sessions are being held at the following times and locations:

Hospital heliportDateTimeVenueAddress
Monash Medical Centre Clayton 26 October 2015 5.00-7.00pm Clayton Main Hall 264 Clayton Road, Clayton
Frankston Hospital 27 October 2015 4.30-6.30pm Frankston Arts Centre Cnr of Davey Street & Young Street, Frankston
Alfred Hospital 28 October 2015 4.30-6.30pm Alfred Hospital 55 Commercial Road, Prahran
Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital 29 October 2015 4.30-6.30pm Royal Children’s Hospital (Ella Latham Auditorium) 50 Flemington Road, Parkville
Warragul Hospital 30 October 2015 4.30-6.30pm Warragul Hospital 41 Landsborough Street, Warragul

Submissions can be sent to capital@dhhs.vic.gov.au until Monday 9 November 2015. Hard copies of the amendment documentation are available for viewing at:

  • Shire of Baw Baw, Customer Service Centres at 61 Smith Street, Warragul & 33 Young Street, Drouin
  • City of Frankston, Frankston City Council Civic Centre, 30 Davey Street, Frankston
  • City of Melbourne, Level 3, 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
  • City of Monash, 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
  • City of Port Phillip, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda
  • City of Stonnington, 180 Greville Street, Prahran (until 23 Oct) and 311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (after 23 Oct)