Sunlight is important for our well-being and particularly important in the winter months.
Parks in Southbank and the central city have existing planning controls protecting them from overshadowing in winter. We want to extend this to all City of Melbourne parks, which currently do not have the same level of protection.
In 2016 we consulted with the community and found that sunlight in public parks is valued throughout all seasons and at different times of the day for a range of uses.
Amendment C278 proposes new planning controls, which will protect winter sun in all our parks, whether small or large.