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.

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.

Council is now seeking your feedback on planning options for Heidelberg Road to help shape future building design and land use controls (on the Darebin side only).


What has happened so far

Heidelberg Road is an established employment precinct. 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:

What is happening now

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 a Heritage Overlay is being considered for those identified sites.

For an overview of the project you can read the Fact Sheet and the Summary Sheet that outline the key findings of the technical reports that have informed Council’s planning considerations. You can also read the Frequently asked Questions to the right of this page.

We are now seeking feedback from the community about the proposed planning considerations.

How to get involved

To find out more about the proposed considerations to the Heidelberg Road Corridor and to provide your feedback:

  • Attend a community engagement event:
  • Tuesday 29th June 8.30am to 11.30am & 12pm to 1.30pm - Pop-in session in front of Fossette café and Pizza Restaurant 737 Heidelberg Rd Alphington
  • Tuesday 6th July 6pm to 8pm - online information session. Please register via our online form to attend.
  • Tuesday 13th July 6pm to 8pm - online information session. Please register via our online form to attend.
  • Complete the online Survey here by 3rd August, 2021
  • Contact us with your feedback/input via email or call us on 8470 8989.


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

A Yarra City Council Officer will be in attendance for the engagement activities.


What is happening next

Following this period of engagement, Council will consider your feedback and prepare a summary to be reported back to Council later in the year. A future Planning Scheme Amendment will provide further opportunity for your input through consultation (exhibition) on the proposed amendment where the community can make further submissions.

Please subscribe (to the right of this page) for updates on the project.

For further information, please contact us at planning.services@darebin.vic.gov.au or call Strategic Planning on 8470 8989.

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.



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.

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.

Council is now seeking your feedback on planning options for Heidelberg Road to help shape future building design and land use controls (on the Darebin side only).


What has happened so far

Heidelberg Road is an established employment precinct. 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:

What is happening now

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 a Heritage Overlay is being considered for those identified sites.

For an overview of the project you can read the Fact Sheet and the Summary Sheet that outline the key findings of the technical reports that have informed Council’s planning considerations. You can also read the Frequently asked Questions to the right of this page.

We are now seeking feedback from the community about the proposed planning considerations.

How to get involved

To find out more about the proposed considerations to the Heidelberg Road Corridor and to provide your feedback:

  • Attend a community engagement event:
  • Tuesday 29th June 8.30am to 11.30am & 12pm to 1.30pm - Pop-in session in front of Fossette café and Pizza Restaurant 737 Heidelberg Rd Alphington
  • Tuesday 6th July 6pm to 8pm - online information session. Please register via our online form to attend.
  • Tuesday 13th July 6pm to 8pm - online information session. Please register via our online form to attend.
  • Complete the online Survey here by 3rd August, 2021
  • Contact us with your feedback/input via email or call us on 8470 8989.


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

A Yarra City Council Officer will be in attendance for the engagement activities.


What is happening next

Following this period of engagement, Council will consider your feedback and prepare a summary to be reported back to Council later in the year. A future Planning Scheme Amendment will provide further opportunity for your input through consultation (exhibition) on the proposed amendment where the community can make further submissions.

Please subscribe (to the right of this page) for updates on the project.

For further information, please contact us at planning.services@darebin.vic.gov.au or call Strategic Planning on 8470 8989.

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.