Next steps for Fitzroy and Collingwood Planning Controls

Thursday 08 December 2022

Aerial shot of Collingwood

The community consultation held earlier this year attracted a fantastic level of engagement from a range of community members with over 560 submissions received.

The survey responses show that there is general support to put DDOs in place to better guide new development, including:

  • mandatory requirements
  • design requirements to achieve pedestrian oriented outcomes
  • overshadowing requirements for opposite footpaths and bulk separation towards the rear

In response to the feedback we received, some heights, setbacks and mandatory vs preferred requirements have been refined.

The community consultation findings and a recommended planning scheme amendment (C271yara) were debated at a Council meeting on 6 December 2022.

For a full report and to see the proposed permanent DDOs for future public exhibition, please see the Council Meeting agenda (including attachments for item 8.1).

Updates on future steps for this amendment will be placed on the Yarra City Council website.

Next Steps

We will now be seeking consent from the Minister for Planning to proceed with the amendment process, with the hope that we will be exhibiting it early next year.

For more information on the Planning Scheme Amendment and how we ran the community consultation visit our Your Say Yarra page.


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