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.
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