Planning Scheme Amendment C179 published in Government Gazette
November 28, 2014
Planning Scheme Amendment C179 has been formally approved by the Minister for Planning with a notice published in today’s Victoria Government Gazette.
- Amendment C179 Residential Zones - approval of amendment in Government Gazette (Word 41.50 KB)
- Amendment C179 Residential Zones - approval of amendment in Government Gazette (PDF 12.11 KB)
- introduces three new schedules to the General Residential Zone and applies them to parts of Kensington, Parkville, Carlton, North Melbourne, East Melbourne and Jolimont;
- introduces the Residential Growth Zone and applies it to parts of Carlton and Parkville; and,
- introduces the Neighbourhood Residential Zone and applies it to parts of South Yarra.
View an area-by-area comparison of the draft and approved amendments:
The approved amendment differs from the draft amendment exhibited by the City of Melbourne in August 2014 in the following ways:
- Those parts of Kensington, Parkville, Carlton, North Melbourne, East Melbourne and Jolimont that were proposed for the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (with mandatory maximum residential building heights and a mandatory maximum of two dwellings per lot) have been included in the General Residential Zone. This means the areas will be subject to mandatory maximum building heights but no mandatory maximum number of dwellings per lot. Schedules to the General Residential Zone cannot include a mandatory maximum number of dwellings per lot.
- The proposed rezoning of parts of South Yarra to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone has been approved. The proposed mandatory maximum residential building heights of 12 metres and 9 metres have been reduced to 8 metres for these areas. The proposed mandatory maximum of two dwellings per lot has also been included; however, the proposed exemption, to allow sites already containing more than two dwellings to retain their existing subdivision rights, has not been included. This means that lots in these areas can only be redeveloped for up to two dwellings, no matters how many dwellings are currently present on these lots.
- The proposed rezoning of the Carlton Housing Estates, the former Queen Elizabeth Hospital site and part of the Parkville Gardens estate to the Residential Growth Zone has been approved without changes.
View the approved amendment on the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website.