Amendment C272yara - Heidelberg Road Interim


About the amendment

 On the 17 December 2019, Council resolved to request that Minister for Planning consider the approval of proposed interim built form controls (interim Design and Development Overlay/DDO) for Heidelberg Road. The documentation was sent to the Minister in January 2020.

If approved, the proposed interim DDOs would be temporary only and be included in the Yarra Planning Scheme for approximately 2 years.

See the Overview map of proposed interim DDO.

Local Area Plan (LAP)

With officers from the City of Darebin we prepared:

  • Background Issues and Discussion Paper; and
  • Draft Heidelberg Road Corridor Local Area Plan.

The issues paper is a stock-take of the biggest known issues to inform the LAP draft. The draft LAP provides a basis for future consultation on the general direction of Heidelberg Road, particularly the commercial precincts. Timing of future consultation will be informed by Darebin progress on background projects. More information on the Heidelberg Road Local Area Plan can be found here.

What stage is this amendment at and what are the next steps?

Officers have forwarded the amendment documentation to the Minister for Planning for consideration.

At this point (May 2021) the Minister for Planning has not made a decision on the interim request yet. We will update this website as soon as a decision has been made.

Are we seeking permanent controls? 

We are currently consulting on the draft local area plan alongside Darebin City Council and on Yarra’s requested interim DDO18 and HOs 511 and 512. 

Further information can be found on Council's Your Say web page.

Further information

For more information read the relevant documents here:

Design and Development Overlays

Built Form Framework

Heritage Review

Local Area Plan

Council Report