The City of Melbourne has developed a West Melbourne Structure Plan, endorsed by the Future Melbourne Committee in February 2018.
West Melbourne is a long-established area with a strong community, diverse mix of housing, warehouses and businesses, and a rich cultural and architectural heritage. The new structure plan guides the development of future growth in West Melbourne.
The plan outlines:
- tailored planning controls to protect character and heritage buildings
- creation of a new high street at Spencer Street
- unlocking 10,000m2 of new open space.
Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C309, which implements the West Melbourne Structure Plan by introducing new tailored planning controls in the Planning Scheme, was on public exhibition until 4 February 2019. It was approved by the Minister for Planning in May 2022.
For more information about the amendment, visit Amendment C309.
Artist’s impression of four West Melbourne areas
West Melbourne Structure Plan
Timeline item 1 - complete
Community consultation - phase one
27 March to 18 May 2015
Timeline item 2 - complete
Community consultation - phase two
18 February to 27 March 2017
Timeline item 3 - complete
Community consultation - phase three
Early July to 20 August 2017
Timeline item 4 - complete
Finalise structure plan and begin planning scheme amendment