Amendment C237 – Interim Planning Controls for Johnston Street

A picture of traffic going down Johnston Street on a gloomy day.

Amendment C237 was approved by the Minister for Planning and formed part of the Yarra Planning Scheme from 2 Marcg 2018. 

Amendment C268 requested an extension of time to Amendment C237 and was approved by the Minister for Planning and formed part of the Yarra Planning Scheme from 24 December 2019.  The interim controls expire on 31 March 2020.

About the Amendment

The amendment introduced interim built form controls that affect heights and setbacks of new buildings. 

Specifically, the amendment:

  • Introduced Schedule 15 to the Design and Development Overlay (DDO15) on an interim basis whilst a full planning scheme amendment process (Amendment C220) is undertaken
  • Introduced an interim Heritage Overlay (HO505) to the section of Johnston Street, in between Hoddle Street and the railway bridge.
  • Listed the Johnston Street Local Area Plan as a reference document in the Yarra Planning Scheme.

Are we seeking permanent controls?

We are seeking permanent controls via Amendment C220.

Supporting documents

The statutory documents are available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website. 

Further information 

For assistance and more information about the amendment, please contact Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or info@yarracity.vic.gov.au.