Whitehorse City Council

Amendment C160

On 14 October 2014 the new residential zones came into effect in the City of Whitehorse, with the gazettal of Amendment C160 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme. Amendment C162 came into effect on 24 September 2015 and introduced Design and Development Overlay 4 to 60 Neighbourhood Activity Centres across Whitehorse.

The Minister for Planning approved Council’s proposed residential zones (Amendment C160) with the following changes:

  • The Neighbourhood Residential Zone is introduced as a neutral conversion. Schedule 7 to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone is introduced without any variations.
  • The mandatory heights proposed in Schedules 1 and 2 to the Residential Growth Zone have been removed.
  • A transitional provision has been included in Schedule 2 to the General Residential Zone.
  • Schedule 5 to the General Residential Zone has been applied to the Healesville Freeway Reservation allowing the proposal to be considered through the current structure plan process by VicRoads.
  • Minor formatting changes have been made to improve consistency. 

The Minister noted that the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI) raised concerns with the schedules to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone as proposed by Council. The Minister has therefore requested that the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee consider the schedules to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, including ResCode variations, as proposed by Council. 

More information about the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee can be found at DTPLI’s website at www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/planning/panels-and-committees/current-panels-and-committees/residential-zones-standing-advisory-committee

To discover which zone and accompanying schedule was proposed for your property through Amendment C160, type your address into the property look-up tool on the http://maps.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ website.