C288yara - Interim planning controls for Fitzroy and Collingwood Stage 2

3 storey building in Rose Street Fitzroy 

 Decision on Amendment C288yara

Under delegation from the Minister for Planning, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) decided to approve Amendment C288yara with changes. The Amendment came into effect on 22 October 2021.

The following interim Design and Development Overlays (DDOs) were approved:

You can find all approved amendment documentation on DELWP's website

Key changes that were made to the requested amendment are:

  • The approved interim DDOs include no mandatory controls – all built form requirements and overshadowing requirements are preferred:
    • In terms of overall building height this is most relevant to some heritage properties within interim DDO40 Fitzroy West;
    • It effects all 3 interim DDOs in terms of rear 45-degree envelope setback  towards residential interfaces and the overshadowing of opposite footpaths and boulevard medians;
    • It effects upper level setbacks for properties within or directly adjacent to heritage overlays in DDO38 Alexandra Parade and DDO39 Victoria Parade;
  • Additional conditions to assess proposals that intend to exceed preferred heights were not included in any of the interim DDOs;
  • Changes from Council Resolutions relating to interim DDOs 38 and 39 (Alexandra and Victoria Parades) were not included:
    • Relates to increased front setbacks to certain side streets in both interim DDOs;
    • height changes to interim DDO38 Alexandra Parade; and
  • Interim DDOs were approved for 18 months instead of 2 years;

 See the overview map of the approved interim DDOs:


Next steps

We are working towards an amendment to introduce permanent DDOs for Fitzroy and Collingwood. 

Stay tuned for more information and we will keep you posted on how to be involved.

Further information

For more information read the relevant documents here:

Design and Development Overlays (Gazetted Versions)

Built Form Frameworks

Heritage Built Form Reviews

Traffic Engineering Review

Council Reports