PROPOSED NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES
PHASE 3 CONSULTATION HAS CONCLUDED
Thankyou to everyone who has participated in Phase 3 consultation of the Whitehorse Housing and Neighbourhood Character Review 2014 and draft Amendment C160.
For those of you who constributed submissions and feedback, your comments are being considered by Council. Submitters will be kept informed as the project progreses as Council will decide on how to progress Planning Scheme Amendment C160 at a meeting anticipated in late April 2014.
If you did not make a submission and want to know more about the project or be kept informed, please contact Strategic Planning:
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BACKGROUND TO THE REVIEW
In the process of developing the proposed planning controls wthin draft Amendment C160, Council, along with the Whitehorse community, have developed three background documents over the past year. These three documents look at different apects of residential development in order to address issues of capacity, proposed locations for higher density housing, neighbourhood character and urban design.
In the ten years since the Council prepared the current Housing Study, much has changed. Melbourne is now anticipated to grow to a population of around 5.5 million by 2031, with Whitehorse’s population also anticipated to grow. Council will also require additional housing to meet the needs of a more diverse range of households which, on average, are smaller than the households of previous generations.
A final draft Housing Strategy has been prepared to respond to these challenges.
Council is reviewing the 2003 Whitehorse Neighbourhood Character Study to make it more effective in the light of lessons learned over the last 10 years.
The final draft Neighbourhood Character Study has been prepared to provide guidance on the nature of residential development throughout the municipality.