29 March 2022

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On 24 February 2022, Amendment C131hbay was approved by the Minister for Planning. The updated Planning Policy Framework, new residential zones and other documents now form part of the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme. Further information about the amendment is available on Council’s website here.

About the amendment

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

The new residential zones give greater transparency as to where new housing development is expected and help to ensure Council meets 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.