Council is updating the Hobsons Bay planning scheme to align with Victorian Government requirements through Amendment C131. This work will include updating local policies and applying new residential zones providing an improved and up-to-date decision-making framework for Council's planning decisions.

In order to provide an improved and up-to-date decision-making framework for how Council makes planning decisions, this work will include:

  • updating the Planning Policy Framework (which forms part of the Hobsons Bay planning scheme)
  • applying New Residential Zones

The update will present our local policies in a new format recently introduced through the state government's Smart Planning program to simplify and modernise Victoria’s planning policy and rules.

Amendment C131 will also apply new residential zones across the municipality to give greater transparency as to where new housing development is expected and to ensure we meet the housing needs of existing and future residents, while also respecting highly valued neighbourhood character.

In preparing Amendment C131, Council officers worked closely with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to ensure the new scheme aligns with state government guidelines, rules and direction.

We invite community members to provide feedback on Amendment C131 from 11 November to Wednesday 23 December 2020.
For more information on how to make a submission, please follow this link.

For queries about making a submission or to find out more about the project, contact the Strategic Planning team by calling 1300 179 944, emailing amendmentC131@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or book a time to chat that suits you in the 'Ask a question' tab.

What are the proposed changes?

There are two key pieces of work that we are seeking feedback on. If you make a submission, you will be asked which one (or both) you are providing feedback on. Click on each of the boxes below to find out what is included in Amendment C131 and how this may affect you.