Minimal change area
Minimal housing change occurs in smaller townships or areas prone to environmental risks (e.g. bushfires, flooding and sea-level rise).
The Peninsula’s population is growing. By 2036, there will be over 200,000 residents. This means the Peninsula will need around 1,200 new homes per year to provide enough housing.
The Shire has developed a sustainable approach to:
We need to make changes to our Planning Scheme to implement this approach.
Planning Scheme Amendment C219morn proposes to make these changes by updating our residential zones and planning controls to ensure housing growth occurs in areas close to shops and services and away from environmental hazards like flooding and bushfires.
It recommends new controls for things like building height, siting, landscaping and fencing to ensure the design of new houses fits with the character of our neighbourhoods.
Amendment C219morn also proposes to simplify existing planning controls to make them easier to understand and reduce red tape, particularly to build or renovate one house on a lot.
The amendment is proposing changes to the existing residential zones to ensure changes to housing occur in appropriate areas.
Minimal housing change occurs in smaller townships or areas prone to environmental risks (e.g. bushfires, flooding and sea-level rise).
Incremental housing change occurs in all other areas.
Substantial housing change occurs in major townships (Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings) with more jobs, services and facilities.
The amendment will apply the residential zones as follows:
The amendment will rezone the existing GRZ in incremental or minimal change areas to the NRZ.
The amendment proposes to update the local planning controls that affect residential development. These controls relate to, for example:
Future housing development will then respond better to the neighbourhood's preferred character.
The amendment also proposes to reduce the cost and time to develop or extend one dwelling on a lot. This means updating specific Design and Development Overlays (DDOs) by removing:
The changes proposed under this amendment are supported by the following strategic work:
The amendment applies to:
The amendment is required to:
You can inspect all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the ‘Browse amendments – C219morn’ webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.
Exhibition of the amendment concluded on Friday, 29 October 2021. You can view all submissions below, which have been redacted to protect submitters’ privacy:
Council decided during the Planning Services Committee meeting on Monday, 24 October 2022 to refer submissions to a planning panel. The dates for the directions and panel hearings are as follows:
Hearings are conducted in person at the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Chamber at 2 Queen Street, Mornington VIC 3931. They are also accessible by video conference using Zoom for parties who prefer to attend remotely via the video link or dial in (audio only).
Call: 03 7018 2005
Meeting ID: 845 2249 2629
The following panel-related documents are available for download:
Council will consider all submissions, including the panel’s report and recommendations, and decide whether to adopt or abandon the amendment. If Council adopts the amendment, with or without changes, the amendment is then submitted to the Minister for Planning for consideration and decision.
If you made a submission, we will update you on the amendment’s progress. If you did not make a submission but would like to receive notification of the amendment’s progress, please click ‘Follow’ on the amendment’s webpage.
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