The City of Melbourne has undertaken a review of the current urban design policies in the Melbourne Planning Scheme, which apply to the central city and Southbank.

Amendment C308 proposes a new approach to urban design including a new Design and Development Overlay Schedule 1, which consolidates the existing planning scheme provisions and brings them into line with best practice.

The Amendment also includes the Central Melbourne Design Guide that will assist the community, developers and planners to understand the requirements within the new Design and Development Overlay Schedule 1. The Central Melbourne Design Guide is a graphic representation of the provisions and aims to make clear the elements, which make up a good quality urban design outcome.

Amendment overview

Find out more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C308.

Melbourne Design Guide

Raising the bar on design quality of development outcomes in the central city and Southbank.