C288yara - Interim planning controls for Fitzroy and Collingwood Stage 2

3 storey building in Rose Street Fitzroy 

On 30 March 2021, Council resolved to request the Minister for Planning to consider and approve Amendment C288yara to the Yarra Planning Scheme.

You can read the 30 March Council Report.

C288yara proposes to apply interim built form controls (Design and Development Overlays – DDOs) to parts of the Fitzroy & Collingwood. This is stage 2 of the proposed interim controls for Fitzroy and Collingwood. You can view Stage 1 by selecting the link below:

Amendment C270 Stage 1 interim controls for Fitzroy and Collingwood.

What does this amendment do?

If approved, the proposed interim DDOs would be temporary only and be included in the Yarra Planning Scheme for approximately 2 years. A decision has not been made yet.

We will provide information as soon as a decision is public.

The proposed interim DDOs cover:

  • Interim DDO38 - Alexandra Parade – land east of George Street in a Mixed-Use Zone and Commercial 2 Zone
  • Interim DDO39 - Victoria Parade – land east of Napier Street up to Hoddle Street
  • Interim DDO40 - Fitzroy West Mixed-Use Zone Precinct and Commercial 2 Zone - land between Johnston Street, Brunswick Street, Alexandra Parade and Nicholson Street

See the Overview map of proposed interim DDOs.

Stage 2 - Fitzroy and Collingwood - DDO Areas revised

Further information

For more information read the relevant documents here:

Design and Development Overlays

Built Form Frameworks

Heritage Built Form Reviews

Traffic Engineering Review

What are Design and Development Overlays?

The Design and Development Overlay is a planning control that is applied to land which requires a specific design treatment. The purpose of the overlay is to give direction to the specific design and built form requirements.

These includes but is not limited to:

  • Street wall height
  • Setbacks
  • Overall building height
  • Rear interface design
  • Overshadowing
  • Building design
  • Transport access and design.

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 will be seeking permanent controls once the current gap of built form guidance for the remaining activity centres and major corridors has been addressed. And some background work on comprehensive, area-based planning to inform future consultation has been completed.

Once these projects are completed, Council will undertake public consultation to inform the future direction of these centres. This is likely to occur around the late 2021 to early 2022.

These will help to inform the preparation of a proposed amendment(s) for built form controls.