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NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES April 22, 2015

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NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES – COUNCIL ADOPTS STAGE TWO – August 2014

Former St. Aidan’s maternity hospital in Octavia Street, now converted to flats.

Classic Crimea St 1880’s property with the former St. Aidan’s maternity hospital at the rear  in Octavia Street, now converted to flats.

At its meeting on 26 August 2014, PORT PHILLIP Council resolved to adopt ‘Stage 2’ of the translation to New Residential Zones having considered submissions received during community consultation held across June 2014.

Stage 2 proposed some changes to the residential zones originally proposed (in Stage 1), to provide additional well-located housing opportunities.  This includes additional areas identified as appropriate for the General Residential Zone (replacing the Neighbourhood Residential Zone in Stage 1) and the Residential Growth Zone (replacing the General Residential Zone in Stage 1). Council adopted ‘Stage 2’ as proposed at consultation, with the exception of a reduction in the maximum height limit applying to properties in Fawkner, Havelock and Clyde Streets, St Kilda. In this area, an 8m mandatory height limit was adopted (replacing the 10m height limit originally proposed) to better reflect the predominance of low rise Victorian terraces. The General Residential Zone will still apply.
Council also resolved to advocate to the Minister for Planning to amend the Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) within the Victoria Planning Provisions, to facilitate the delivery of aged persons housing by exempting it from the limits on dwellings per lot in that zone.

Please refer to the 26 August 2014 Council Report and Minutes for more information.  Read more about new residential zones.