New Residential Zones

Council recently sought community feedback on new residential zones proposed for Yarra. The period for community feedback ended on Friday 7 March 2014.  

In July 2013, the State Government introduced three new residential zones for every municipality in Victoria to replace the existing Residential 1, 2 and 3 zones. The new zones are:

Neighbourhood Residential Zone – provides a high level of protection for neighbourhood character, with height limits and limited opportunity for increased residential development.  

General Residential Zone – encourages moderate growth and housing diversity in areas with good access to services and transport 

Residential Growth Zone – provides for increased housing growth and density.  

Council has until July to apply the new zones in Yarra, otherwise every residential area will automatically become a General Residential Zone. 

Council is expected to consider a proposal for where the new zones could apply at its meeting on Tuesday 29 April 2014. Further information about issues to be considered at this meeting appears on this webpage.



Further information
Strategic Planning Unit
9205 5023

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