Reformed residential zones

Reformed residential zones for Victoria have been approved to better respond to present-day requirements and will give greater clarity about the type of development that can be expected in any residential area.

The Residential Growth Zone, General Residential Zone and Neighbourhood Residential Zone were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions by Amendment V8, gazetted on 1 July 2013.

The existing Low Density Residential, Mixed Use and Township Zones, amended to align with the features of the new residential zones, were introduced by Amendment VC100, gazetted on 15 July 2013.

Transitional provisions were also introduced into a number of the residential zones through Amendment VC104 gazetted on 22 August 2013.


What is changing?

The existing Residential 1 Zone, Residential 2 Zone and Residential 3 Zone are to be replaced by three new residential zones:

  • the Residential Growth Zone
  • the General Residential Zone
  • the Neighbourhood Residential Zone.

Implementation

Councils have until 1 July 2014 to introduce the new residential zones into their local planning schemes. Where councils have not finalised an amendment to implement the new residential zones by 1 July 2014, the General Residential Zone will be implemented to replace all land zoned Residential 1, 2 and 3.

Various planning scheme amendments are being proposed by councils to apply the new residential zones. Contact your local council to see how they propose to apply the new residential zones.

A table is provided below which lists and summarises the status of all planning scheme amendments that are being prepared by councils to introduce the reformed residential zones. The department will update this information regularly.

*Details of exhibited and gazetted amendments can be found at Planning Scheme Amendments Online 

The Minister for Planning has established a Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee to consider submissions and provide advice about amendments to implement the residential zones.


Application of new residential zones, by municipality

(Last updated 10/4/2014 )

Metropolitan Melbourne

 
Planning scheme
Amend-
  ment number
Review by Standing Advisory Committee
Date council resolved to request approval of amendment
Council request for approval without notification?
Amendment submitted to Minister for approval?
Amendment approved by Minister? *Date of gazettal (implementation date)
Banyule C100
  18/11/2013
Yes
Yes


Bayside
C106    26/11/2013 Yes Yes    
Boroondara C190
 Yes 16/9/2013
Yes
Yes


Brimbank
 




Cardinia
C187
 Yes




Casey

 




Darebin
C144
 Yes




Frankston
C95
 
*No



Glen Eira
C110
  2/7/2013
Yes Yes Yes 23/8/2013
Greater Dandenong
C175
  29/7/2013
Yes
Yes
Yes
14/11/2013
Hobsons Bay

 




Hume

 




Kingston
C140
 Yes




Knox
C131
 
*No



Manningham

 




Maribyrnong
C130
  22/10/2013
Yes
Yes


Maroondah
C93
  24/3/2014
Yes
Yes


Melbourne

 




Melton

 




Monash
C119
  28/1/2014
Yes
Yes


Moonee Valley
C173
 Yes




Moreland
C153
 Yes




Mornington Peninsula
C179
 Yes




Nillumbik







Port Phillip

 




Stonnington
C187
  16/12/2013
Yes
Yes


Whitehorse

 




Whittlesea
C181  
*No



Whittlesea
C182  Yes




Wyndham

 




Yarra

 




Yarra Ranges
C134
  22/10/2013
Yes
Yes



*
Details of exhibited and gazetted amendments can be found at Planning Scheme Amendments Online  

Rural Victoria

Planning scheme

Amend-
   ment number

Review by Standing Advisory Committee
Date council resolved to request approval of amendment
Council request for approval without notification?
Amendment submitted to Minister for approval?
Amendment approved by Minister? *Date of gazettal (implementation date)
Alpine
 




Ararat

 Yes




Ballarat
 Yes




Bass Coast

 




Baw Baw
C105
  27/11/2013
Yes
Yes


Benalla              
Campaspe
C102   17/9/2013
Yes
Yes
 Yes 23/1/2014
Central Goldfields              
Colac Otway  C79   18/12/2013
Yes
Yes
   
Corangamite
             
East Gippsland
C118
  1/4/2014
Yes
 Yes    
Gannawarra
             
Glenelg
             
Golden Plains              
Greater Bendigo
C205   21/8/2013 Yes
Yes
Yes
23/1/2014
Greater Geelong
 C300  
*No
     
Greater Shepparton
C173
 Yes          
Hepburn
             
Hindmarsh
             
Horsham
             
Indigo
             
Latrobe
C84
 Yes          
Macedon Ranges
             
Mansfield
             
Mildura
             
Mitchell
             
Moira
             
Moorabool
 C72  Yes          
Mount Alexander
             
Moyne
             
Murrindindi
             
Northern Grampians
             
Pyrenees
             
Queenscliffe
             
South Gippsland
             
Southern Grampians
C32
 Yes          
Strathbogie
             
Surf Coast
             
Swan Hill
C56   15/10/2013
 Yes Yes
Yes
23/1/2014
Towong
             
Wangaratta
C53
10/12/2013  *No      
Warrnambool
C92
  9/12/2013
Yes
Yes
   
Wellington
C91
  13/3/2014
 Yes Yes
   
Wodonga
             
Yarriambiack
             

 


Fact sheet

Cover image of the Residential Zones Fact Sheet

View the fact sheet for a simple explanation of the new and reformed residential zones.

Fact sheet - Reformed residential zones, July 2013 (PDF - 356 KB) or (DOC - 90 KB)

 


More information is available in:

  • Amendment VC100 to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes
  • Amendment VC104 to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes

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