Low Density Residential Zone
Changes have been approved to the existing Low Density Residential Zone.
What is the purpose of this zone?
The Low Density Residential Zone provides low-density residential development on lots which can treat and retain wastewater.
This is an existing zone which is being amended.
The likely application of the Low Density Residential Zone is on the fringe of urban areas and townships where sewerage may not be available. Examples of the zone’s application can be seen across metropolitan Melbourne and in rural areas.
Key featuresChanges to the existing Low Density Residential Zone include:
- allowing lots to be subdivided to a minimum of 0.2 hectares where reticulated sewerage is connected
- allowing lots to be subdivided to a minimum of 0.4 hectares where not connected to reticulated sewerage
- retaining third party notice, objection and review rights for section 2 use and buildings and works applications.
The Schedule to the Low Density Residential Zone has not been altered by these reforms and will remain unchanged in planning schemes.