New Residential Zones
Council is seeking your feedback on new residential zones proposed for Yarra.
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.
What zone will apply to my property?
Council has proposed where these new zones could apply and is seeking feedback on its proposal.
To see what zone is proposed for your property:
Feedback about the proposed residential zones is due by Friday 7 March 2014 (extended from Friday 28 February).
Council is holding three information sessions for residents who would like more information about the new zones and how they will affect their property.
All sessions will be held from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on:
- Wednesday 12 February – Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road (meeting room 1)
- Thursday 13 February – Carlton Library, 667 Rathdowne Street
- Wednesday 19 February – Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street
There is no need to RSVP to attend these sessions, but if you would like to talk to someone before attending, please call 9205 5023.
How can I have my say?
Yarra City Council
PO Box 168
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Strategic Planning Unit