To ensure we meet the housing needs of existing and future residents, Council has applied new residential zones across the municipality to give greater transparency to where new housing development is expected.

The new Neighbourhood Residential Zone, General Residential Zone, and Residential Growth Zone became part of the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme on 24 February 2022.

The new zones provide greater clarity about the type of development that can be expected in residential areas. They reflect changing urban development across Melbourne and provide strong controls for councils to direct development while respecting areas with highly valued neighbourhood character.

The boxes below group together information on the new residential zones. Visit these pages to learn about the zones and how they have been applied.