Amendment C271 makes a number of changes to the Planning Scheme to facilitate the development and use of land within the Urban Growth Zone.

The City of Melbourne consulted with the community in two phases in 2014.

A Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee was established by the State Government to review submissions made on the amendment. A public hearing was held in September 2014 and the committee’s report on Draft Planning Scheme Amendment C179 was released on 19 March 2015.

Past updates


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    State Government releases new residential zones

    Minister announces new residential zones:

    • Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ)
    • General Residential Zone (GRZ)
    • Residential Growth Zone (RGZ).

    1 July 2013

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community consultation - phase one

    The City of Melbourne consulted with the community about its proposed implementation of zones.

    March to April 2014

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Council consideration of options

    At Council’s Future Melbourne Committee, Councillors resolved that a draft planning scheme amendment be prepared.

    June 2014

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community consultation - phase two

    Draft planning scheme amendment on public exhibition.

    4 to 29 August 2014

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Public hearing held by the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee at Planning Panels Victoria

    15 to 19 September 2014

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Minister approves Planning Scheme Amendment C179

    November 2014

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Planning Scheme Amendment C179 Committee report released

    19 March 2015

Consultation closed

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