The new residential zones were introduced by the Victorian Government in July 2013 to replace the old Residential 1, 2 and 3 Zones.
Previously, all residential land in the City of Boroondara was either within the Residential 1 or Residential 2 Zone. Key features of these old zones were:
The three new residential zones - Neighbourhood Residential, General Residential and Residential Growth - provide clearer guidance on what type of residential development will be supported in particular locations.
Council's original proposal was based on the adopted Neighbourhood Character Study 2013. For more information on the Neighbourhood Character Study please visit Council's website. The new residential zones:
The Minister for Planning did not support the following planning provisions that were proposed by Council:
If you believe that there is an anomaly in the way the zone has been applied to your property, you can have your say in the following ways:
Type in your address (street number, street name and suburb) into the box below and press search to find out more details about your property and to have your say.
Following the close of the feedback period, Council Officers will review all feedback received and investigate whether any anomalies exist in the way the new zones have been applied to properties or broader areas. Following the review of the feedback a report will be considered by the Urban Planning Special Committee on the outcomes of the feedback and review process. This report will be considered at a public meeting and residents will have the opportunity to address the Committee.
If the Committee agrees that there are anomalies, Council will initiate a planning scheme amendment to make the necessary changes. This planning scheme amendment process will involve further formal consultation with affected property owners and consideration of submissions by an independent planning panel. Affected property owners and submitters will be notified of any future Urban Planning Special Committee Meetings where the matter will be considered and will have the opportunity to address the Committee.
Search your property using the property search function above to check:
Visit Council's website www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/c190 to access general information about the amendment.
Speak to a Strategic Planning Officer on 9278 4815 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
For information in your preferred language, please call 9278 4444.
8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell
8.30am to 5pm, Monday - Friday
Strategic Planning Department
City of Boroondara
Private Bag 1
Camberwell VIC 3124