Whitehorse City Council

Residential Corridor Built Form Study

Whitehorse City Council, together with consultants Ethos Urban, has prepared draft Built Form Guidelines for land in the Residential Growth Zone along key road corridors in the municipality.

The study establishes built form controls to better guide development outcomes. The controls relate to building setbacks, architecture and height, building separation, overshadowing, landscaping and pedestrian and vehicle access.

Draft Guidelines have now been prepared and Council is inviting comment on the draft guidelines until Sunday 12 August 2018.

The Draft Guidelines can be viewed here:

Where is the project area?

The pdf icon  Study Area (183.92kB) focuses primarily on the major east-west tram and road corridors, where there is an interface between the RGZ and GRZ or NRZ to the rear or side.  Specifically, this project is looking at Burwood Highway, generally between Elgar Road, Burwood and Hanover Road, Vermont South and Whitehorse Road in Mont Albert, Laburnum and Nunawading.

What has happened so far?

Council sought feedback about development in the study area, through a community survey which was promoted via pdf icon  Bulletin #1 (994.04kB). The Bulletin outlined the project and included a link to the online survey.

There was an excellent response to the survey, with almost 400 surveys completed. Thank you to those who participated. Download a copy of pdf icon summary of the community feedback.

How can I have my say?
  1. Email a completed pdf icon  feedback form (80.36kB) or submission to customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or post to:
    Strategic Planning Unit
    Whitehorse City Council
    Locked Bag 2
    Nunawading VIC 3131
  2. Attend a drop-in session and speak with the project team:

Drop-in information session 1

When: Wednesday 25 July 2018
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Where: East Burwood Hall (310 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East)                

Drop-in information session 2

When: Tuesday 31 July 2018
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Where: Wills Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre (379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading)

Information will be the same at both sessions, so come along to the one that suits you best. RSVP is not required - drop in at any time during the session

How can I find out more information?

For further information, contact the Strategic Planning Unit on 9262 6303 or visit the Planning Counter at the Whitehorse Civic Centre.

Download the pdf icon  Study Bulletin #2.pdf (377.83kB)
Download the docx icon  feedback form (Word format) (763.44kB)

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