Great Homes, Greater Neighbourhoods (Amendment C182 Part 1)
Following extensive analysis, community consultation, review by an independent planning panel and approval from the Minister for Planning, changes have been made to the residential planning rules to improve the quality and design of new housing (such as apartments and townhouses) and to make sure the right type of housing is built in the right place.
In August 2016, Council requested the Minister for Planning to approve changes to the Residential Planning Rules in the Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme (these changes are known as Amendment C182).
In November 2017, the Minister for Planning decided to approve most of the requested changes, except for all parts associated with the proposed Residential Growth Zone Schedule 3.
The amendment was partially approved and gazetted on 21 December 2017 as Amendment C182 Part 1.
Council is now proposing Amendment C213 which will implement the objectives of Amendment C182. For further information, click here to visit the Planning Scheme Amendment C213 section of the website.
Residential Design Guidelines
Council has now developed Residential Design Guidelines.
These guidelines have been created to ensure new housing makes a positive contribution to local neighbourhoods, and are good quality, well designed and comfortable places to live.
The guidelines will assist Council's planners in explaining to planning permit applicants and the community how to achieve well designed housing.
Download a copy of the Residential Design Guidelines (PDF - 877KB) or visit one of Council's Customer Service Centres to obtain a copy.
The Planning Panel Report and approved Planning Scheme Amendment documents are available from the Planning Scheme Amendments Online section of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website www.planning.vic.gov.au.
For enquiries relating to this amendment, please contact Council's Strategic Planning department on 8571 1000 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.