C290yara - Expiry date extension of interim planning controls for Bridge Road and Victoria Street


On 20 April 2021, Council resolved to request the Minister for Planning to consider and approve Amendment C290yara to the Yarra Planning Scheme.

C290yara proposes to extend the existing interim built form controls (Design and Development Overlays – DDOs) for Bridge Road (DDO21) and Victoria Street (DDO22) which expire on 30 June 2021

The interim planning controls were applied through Amendment C248 - Bridge Road and Amendment C249 - Victoria Street.

What does the amendment do?

An extension of 12 months has been requested to allow the progression of permanent built form controls. A decision has not been made yet.

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

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?

The Minister for Planning has notified Council that he has decided (under delegation) to exercise the power under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to prepare, adopt and approve Amendment C290yara.

Notice of approval has been published in the Victorian Government Gazettte on 24 June 2021 and the changes to the planning scheme have come into effect.



Are we seeking permanent controls?

On 20 April 2021, Council resolved to request the Minister for Planning to appoint an Advisory Committee to consider proposed permanent built form provisions. It is expected public consultation on the proposed provisions will  occur in the second half of 2021. Further details will be provided when available. 

Read the April 20 Council Report.