New Residental Zones

Planning for now and the future...

The planning rules are changing and this will impact on the type of developments that might occur in your street or neighbourhood.

Have your say on the application of the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay!

We want your feedback on

Not only do these documents provide the justification for the draft New Residential Zones, they are important stand alone documents that will be used to inform land use policy.

How can you get involved

  • attend one of the community drop-in sessions
  • see staff at a pop-up stall at our local train stations on your commute
  • attend the community workshop by registering here (registrations close 12 October 2018)
  • view the online information and provide feedback via a survey
  • visiting one of our libraries to view and provide feedback at our Participate touch points
  • if you prefer to provide feedback by mail then please post it to:
    • Manager Strategy and Advocacy, Hobsons Bay City Council, PO Box 21, Altona, VIC, 3018

Hobsons Bay City Council is applying the New Residential Zones that have been introduced by the Victorian Government. The three New Residential Zones change the rules around developing new housing/altering existing housing in Hobsons Bay. View the Know Your New Residential Zones Summary Booklet to find out more information.

The application of the New Residential Zones is Council's opportunity to appropriately manage housing growth and change across the city, to ensure we are planning for the needs of current and future residents.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 9 November 2018.

Every care has been taken to ensure the information provided by the New Residential Zones interactive tool is correct. However, Hobsons Bay City Council does not accept any liability to any person or organisation for the information it provides.

Planning for now and the future...

The planning rules are changing and this will impact on the type of developments that might occur in your street or neighbourhood.

Have your say on the application of the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay!

We want your feedback on

Not only do these documents provide the justification for the draft New Residential Zones, they are important stand alone documents that will be used to inform land use policy.

How can you get involved

  • attend one of the community drop-in sessions
  • see staff at a pop-up stall at our local train stations on your commute
  • attend the community workshop by registering here (registrations close 12 October 2018)
  • view the online information and provide feedback via a survey
  • visiting one of our libraries to view and provide feedback at our Participate touch points
  • if you prefer to provide feedback by mail then please post it to:
    • Manager Strategy and Advocacy, Hobsons Bay City Council, PO Box 21, Altona, VIC, 3018

Hobsons Bay City Council is applying the New Residential Zones that have been introduced by the Victorian Government. The three New Residential Zones change the rules around developing new housing/altering existing housing in Hobsons Bay. View the Know Your New Residential Zones Summary Booklet to find out more information.

The application of the New Residential Zones is Council's opportunity to appropriately manage housing growth and change across the city, to ensure we are planning for the needs of current and future residents.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 9 November 2018.

Every care has been taken to ensure the information provided by the New Residential Zones interactive tool is correct. However, Hobsons Bay City Council does not accept any liability to any person or organisation for the information it provides.

  • New Residential Zones Interactive Map

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    Find out how your property is affected by the proposed New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay by viewing the interactive map.

    You can provide feedback on the draft New Residential Zones here.



    Find out how your property is affected by the proposed New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay by viewing the interactive map.

    You can provide feedback on the draft New Residential Zones here.



  • Housing Strategy

    about 1 month ago
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    Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a Housing Strategy to plan for the housing needs of current and future residents over the next 20 years. The Housing Strategy has played an important role in guiding the application of the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay.

    View the draft Strategy to see how Council is planning to manage housing growth and change across the municipality.

    Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a Housing Strategy to plan for the housing needs of current and future residents over the next 20 years. The Housing Strategy has played an important role in guiding the application of the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay.

    View the draft Strategy to see how Council is planning to manage housing growth and change across the municipality.

  • Neighbourhood Character Study

    about 1 month ago
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    Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Character Study to guide the way new residential development will be required to respond to the existing and preferred character across the suburbs.

    The Neighbourhood Character Study will introduce changes to neighbourhood character planning policy across Hobsons Bay and inform the schedules to the New Residential Zones.

    View the draft Neighbourhood Character Study and Design Guidelines and provide your feedback.

    Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a Neighbourhood Character Study to guide the way new residential development will be required to respond to the existing and preferred character across the suburbs.

    The Neighbourhood Character Study will introduce changes to neighbourhood character planning policy across Hobsons Bay and inform the schedules to the New Residential Zones.

    View the draft Neighbourhood Character Study and Design Guidelines and provide your feedback.

  • Activity Centres Strategy

    about 1 month ago
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    Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a new Activity Centres Strategy to guide how the city will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Our network of Activity Centres provide an important role in accommodating future residential development.

    View the draft Strategy to see how Council is planning to manage our network of Activity Centres across the municipality.

    Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a new Activity Centres Strategy to guide how the city will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Our network of Activity Centres provide an important role in accommodating future residential development.

    View the draft Strategy to see how Council is planning to manage our network of Activity Centres across the municipality.