Heidelberg Road Corridor - Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework

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Heidelberg Road forms the boundary between the City of Darebin (north side) and the City of Yarra (south side).

To protect the local amenity, Darebin City Council and Yarra City Council have developed the overarching draft Heidelberg Road Corridor Local Area Plan which sets strategic direction for the future of the corridor.

We have recently finished community consultation. Thank you for your input, we are now considering your feedback.

Heritage protections proposed as part of the Heidelberg Road Corridor project are being progressed ahead of other proposed planning changes. Please visit Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare project page for all current and future updates about this heritage component of the broader project, which is currently on exhibition and seeking submissions from 11 November to 13 December 2021.


Background

About Heidelberg Road

Heidelberg Road is an established employment precinct.

Presently there are no particular design controls or height limits for new development on Heidelberg Road. This project seeks to implement planning provisions to guide future development and provide more certainty for the community and landowners.

The project includes the review of industrial land and the suitability of the zone when considering how to best support future jobs within the corridor.

Darebin Council has assessed the land currently zoned for industrial and commercial uses on the north side of Heidelberg Road and is considering planning options informed by these assessments.

The technical studies used to inform Council’s options and the Local Area Plan are available to read in the document section to the right of this page:


Proposed Planning Considerations

Council’s planning approach includes considering rezoning the existing industrial land to the Commercial 2 Zone and Commercial 3 Zone (one site only) to attract a wider range of jobs or alternatively, we could retain the current zoning.

In addition, building height limits, setbacks on commercial land, overshadowing controls and side and rear setbacks are proposed to be introduced. Council is also considering whether building heights should be discretionary or mandatory building height limits (mandatory height cannot be varied).

Seven properties have been identified as having local heritage significance, and are recommended for protection by a Heritage Overlay in the Darebin Planning Scheme. The proposed heritage overlay is now the subject of Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare.

For an overview of the project you can:

What has happened so far

Consultation on the proposed planning changes for the Heidelberg Road Corridor occurred from June to August 2021. Thank you for your feedback!.

At its meeting on 27 September 2021, Council resolved to proceed with Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare to progress the protection of heritage places identified in the Heidelberg Road Corridor ahead of other proposed planning changes.

What is happening now

Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare

Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare is currently on exhibition and seeking submissions from 11 November to 13 December 2021. For more information visit Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare project page.


Heidelberg Road Corridor - Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework

We are currently analysing the submissions on the Heidelberg Road Corridor project relating to the Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework and the findings will be considered by Council at a later date. This will inform next steps for the broader proposed planning changes, other than the Heritage Overlay. If Council decides to proceed, these controls would be implemented through a planning scheme amendment which will include an exhibition period and opportunity for further community submissions.


How to stay updated

To find out more about the proposed considerations to the Heidelberg Road Corridor project:

  • Please subscribe (to the right of this page) for updates on the project to ‘stay informed’.
  • For further information, please contact us at planning.services@darebin.vic.gov.au or call Strategic Planning on 8470 8025.
  • If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Heidelberg Road Corridor Project, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

Yarra City Council Updates

Yarra City Council has developed planning provisions for the south side of Heidelberg Road, consist of a draft Design and Development Overlay (DDO18) and Heritage Overlays.

An interim planning scheme amendment, C272, was requested from the Planning Minister in February 2020. This intends to apply the planning provisions for a period of two years, whilst permanent planning controls are progressed. The request remains with the Minister at present. For updates on the progress of the south side of Heidelberg Road see Yarra City Council your say page at:

www.yoursayyarra.com.au/heidelbergroad

Heidelberg Road forms the boundary between the City of Darebin (north side) and the City of Yarra (south side).

To protect the local amenity, Darebin City Council and Yarra City Council have developed the overarching draft Heidelberg Road Corridor Local Area Plan which sets strategic direction for the future of the corridor.

We have recently finished community consultation. Thank you for your input, we are now considering your feedback.

Heritage protections proposed as part of the Heidelberg Road Corridor project are being progressed ahead of other proposed planning changes. Please visit Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare project page for all current and future updates about this heritage component of the broader project, which is currently on exhibition and seeking submissions from 11 November to 13 December 2021.


Background

About Heidelberg Road

Heidelberg Road is an established employment precinct.

Presently there are no particular design controls or height limits for new development on Heidelberg Road. This project seeks to implement planning provisions to guide future development and provide more certainty for the community and landowners.

The project includes the review of industrial land and the suitability of the zone when considering how to best support future jobs within the corridor.

Darebin Council has assessed the land currently zoned for industrial and commercial uses on the north side of Heidelberg Road and is considering planning options informed by these assessments.

The technical studies used to inform Council’s options and the Local Area Plan are available to read in the document section to the right of this page:


Proposed Planning Considerations

Council’s planning approach includes considering rezoning the existing industrial land to the Commercial 2 Zone and Commercial 3 Zone (one site only) to attract a wider range of jobs or alternatively, we could retain the current zoning.

In addition, building height limits, setbacks on commercial land, overshadowing controls and side and rear setbacks are proposed to be introduced. Council is also considering whether building heights should be discretionary or mandatory building height limits (mandatory height cannot be varied).

Seven properties have been identified as having local heritage significance, and are recommended for protection by a Heritage Overlay in the Darebin Planning Scheme. The proposed heritage overlay is now the subject of Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare.

For an overview of the project you can:

What has happened so far

Consultation on the proposed planning changes for the Heidelberg Road Corridor occurred from June to August 2021. Thank you for your feedback!.

At its meeting on 27 September 2021, Council resolved to proceed with Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare to progress the protection of heritage places identified in the Heidelberg Road Corridor ahead of other proposed planning changes.

What is happening now

Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare

Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare is currently on exhibition and seeking submissions from 11 November to 13 December 2021. For more information visit Heidelberg Road Heritage - Planning Scheme Amendment C203dare project page.


Heidelberg Road Corridor - Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework

We are currently analysing the submissions on the Heidelberg Road Corridor project relating to the Local Area Plan and Built Form Framework and the findings will be considered by Council at a later date. This will inform next steps for the broader proposed planning changes, other than the Heritage Overlay. If Council decides to proceed, these controls would be implemented through a planning scheme amendment which will include an exhibition period and opportunity for further community submissions.


How to stay updated

To find out more about the proposed considerations to the Heidelberg Road Corridor project:

  • Please subscribe (to the right of this page) for updates on the project to ‘stay informed’.
  • For further information, please contact us at planning.services@darebin.vic.gov.au or call Strategic Planning on 8470 8025.
  • If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Heidelberg Road Corridor Project, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

Yarra City Council Updates

Yarra City Council has developed planning provisions for the south side of Heidelberg Road, consist of a draft Design and Development Overlay (DDO18) and Heritage Overlays.

An interim planning scheme amendment, C272, was requested from the Planning Minister in February 2020. This intends to apply the planning provisions for a period of two years, whilst permanent planning controls are progressed. The request remains with the Minister at present. For updates on the progress of the south side of Heidelberg Road see Yarra City Council your say page at:

www.yoursayyarra.com.au/heidelbergroad

Page last updated: 11 November 2021, 16:20