Our Fairfield Village

Council is planning for the future of Fairfield Village, including how we can enhance public spaces, manage development and respond to transport pressures.

Community involvement in this project is vital to ensure improvements maintain the valued local village feel of the area, while revitalising and upgrading vital services and infrastructure to position Fairfield Village for long term, sustainable success.

Your feedback is helping us to create planning controls for development, local transport solutions and a streetscape masterplan. Projects are proposed for implementation over the next three years.


STATUS OF PROJECTS

Check out the 'What's On' news feed below for all announcements as projects progress.

Changes to Fairfield parking restrictions

A new parking plan will make it easier to get a park in the shopping area and help manage parking to balance the needs of businesses, residents and visitors.

Planning Scheme Amendment C161

Planning scheme changes to protect local heritage and set requirements for appropriate higher density development, based on the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment policy documents which were adopted by Council in December 2017.

  • The Panel hearing to consider submissions has been set for the following dates. The hearing will be held at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000.
Monday 15 October
Tuesday 16 October
Wednesday 17 October

Streetscape Masterplan

The development of the Streetscape Masterplan is progressing. We are continuing our conversations with the Community Reference Group and other stakeholders to develop the draft plan. Future announcements will be posted on this website.

Council is planning for the future of Fairfield Village, including how we can enhance public spaces, manage development and respond to transport pressures.

Community involvement in this project is vital to ensure improvements maintain the valued local village feel of the area, while revitalising and upgrading vital services and infrastructure to position Fairfield Village for long term, sustainable success.

Your feedback is helping us to create planning controls for development, local transport solutions and a streetscape masterplan. Projects are proposed for implementation over the next three years.


STATUS OF PROJECTS

Check out the 'What's On' news feed below for all announcements as projects progress.

Changes to Fairfield parking restrictions

A new parking plan will make it easier to get a park in the shopping area and help manage parking to balance the needs of businesses, residents and visitors.

Planning Scheme Amendment C161

Planning scheme changes to protect local heritage and set requirements for appropriate higher density development, based on the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment policy documents which were adopted by Council in December 2017.

  • The Panel hearing to consider submissions has been set for the following dates. The hearing will be held at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000.
Monday 15 October
Tuesday 16 October
Wednesday 17 October

Streetscape Masterplan

The development of the Streetscape Masterplan is progressing. We are continuing our conversations with the Community Reference Group and other stakeholders to develop the draft plan. Future announcements will be posted on this website.

  • Council Part A Submission and Expert Evidence documents

    about 1 month ago

    The Council Part A Submission and Expert Evidence documents submitted to the Panel have now been released. Please click here to access the documents.


    The Council Part A Submission and Expert Evidence documents submitted to the Panel have now been released. Please click here to access the documents.


  • Fairfield Village Amendment C161 Panel dates

    3 months ago

    The Panel hearing to consider submissions to the Fairfield C161 Planning Scheme Amendment has been set for the following dates:

    • Monday 15th October
    • Tuesday 16th October
    • Wednesday 17th October
    The hearing will be held at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

    The Panel hearing to consider submissions to the Fairfield C161 Planning Scheme Amendment has been set for the following dates:

    • Monday 15th October
    • Tuesday 16th October
    • Wednesday 17th October
    The hearing will be held at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000
  • Fairfield Village Amendment C161 referred to Panel

    4 months ago

    At its meeting on 23 July 2018 Darebin Council considered submissions made in response to the public exhibition of Planning Scheme Amendment C161, which took place from 17 May - 18 June 2018. Thanks to all who participated in the public exhibition and submissions process.

    There were a total of 10 submissions, with 4 in support of the Amendment and 6 submissions either objecting to, or asking for changes to, the amendment. Council decided to refer the submissions which could not be resolved to an independent planning panel for consideration.

    Minutes from the Council meeting are available to view on Council's main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au.

    The independent Planning Panel will conduct a Public Hearing and prepare a report with recommendations for Council's consideration.

    Dates for the public hearing hearing will be announced soon and published on this page. Only people who lodged a submission to Amendment C161 can appear at the hearing and address the Panel, however all Panel hearings are open to the public to attend and watch.

    Enquiries: email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8768.

    At its meeting on 23 July 2018 Darebin Council considered submissions made in response to the public exhibition of Planning Scheme Amendment C161, which took place from 17 May - 18 June 2018. Thanks to all who participated in the public exhibition and submissions process.

    There were a total of 10 submissions, with 4 in support of the Amendment and 6 submissions either objecting to, or asking for changes to, the amendment. Council decided to refer the submissions which could not be resolved to an independent planning panel for consideration.

    Minutes from the Council meeting are available to view on Council's main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au.

    The independent Planning Panel will conduct a Public Hearing and prepare a report with recommendations for Council's consideration.

    Dates for the public hearing hearing will be announced soon and published on this page. Only people who lodged a submission to Amendment C161 can appear at the hearing and address the Panel, however all Panel hearings are open to the public to attend and watch.

    Enquiries: email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8768.
  • Fairfield Village Amendment C161 on exhibition

    6 months ago

    Council is changing the planning scheme in Fairfield Village to project local heritage and set requirements for appropriate development. Amendment C161 is now on public exhibition and submissions are invited.

    The new planning controls include Design and Development and Heritage Overlays. These are based on the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment policy documents which were adopted by Council in December 2017 and which the community helped shape.

    See www.yoursaydarebin.com.au/our-fairfield for all details.

    Submissions on Amendment C161 close Monday 18 June 2018.

    Council is changing the planning scheme in Fairfield Village to project local heritage and set requirements for appropriate development. Amendment C161 is now on public exhibition and submissions are invited.

    The new planning controls include Design and Development and Heritage Overlays. These are based on the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment policy documents which were adopted by Council in December 2017 and which the community helped shape.

    See www.yoursaydarebin.com.au/our-fairfield for all details.

    Submissions on Amendment C161 close Monday 18 June 2018.

  • Have your say on the proposed changes to Fairfield parking arrangements!

    6 months ago

    We want to hear your feedback on plans to modify car parking restrictions in and around Fairfield Village.

    You can attend one of two ‘drop in’ feedback and information sessions (No RSVP required):

    Venue: Mamma Says Cafe, 120 Station Street, Fairfield

    Date: Wednesday 23 May and 30 May 2018

    Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

    You can also ask questions and provide feedback by emailing transport@darebin.vic.gov.au; or calling 8470 8482. Please provide any feedback by Monday 4 June 2018.




    We want to hear your feedback on plans to modify car parking restrictions in and around Fairfield Village.

    You can attend one of two ‘drop in’ feedback and information sessions (No RSVP required):

    Venue: Mamma Says Cafe, 120 Station Street, Fairfield

    Date: Wednesday 23 May and 30 May 2018

    Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

    You can also ask questions and provide feedback by emailing transport@darebin.vic.gov.au; or calling 8470 8482. Please provide any feedback by Monday 4 June 2018.




  • Planning Controls for Fairfield Village

    8 months ago
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    Planning controls are on their way for Fairfield Village, with Darebin Council endorsing Amendment C161 to the Darebin Planning Scheme at its meeting on 19 March 2018.

    Council officers have now lodged the proposed Amendment for authorisation from the Minister for Planning to start a planning scheme amendment process.

    Amendment C161 proposes to introduce a Design and Development Overlay and Heritage Overlay controls into Fairfield Village to protect places of local heritage significance and set clear requirements for appropriate higher density development, including mandatory 4-5 storey height limits. These controls are based on the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment policy documents which were adopted by Council in December 2017.

    Minutes from the Council meeting, and copies of the draft Amendment documents being submitted for authorisation, are available to view on Council's main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au.

    A public exhibition and submissions process for Amendment C161 is expected to start in early May, subject to authorisation being granted.

    Keep an eye on this project website for announcements and more information about Amendment C161.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call the Strategic Planning Unit on 8470 8768.

    Planning controls are on their way for Fairfield Village, with Darebin Council endorsing Amendment C161 to the Darebin Planning Scheme at its meeting on 19 March 2018.

    Council officers have now lodged the proposed Amendment for authorisation from the Minister for Planning to start a planning scheme amendment process.

    Amendment C161 proposes to introduce a Design and Development Overlay and Heritage Overlay controls into Fairfield Village to protect places of local heritage significance and set clear requirements for appropriate higher density development, including mandatory 4-5 storey height limits. These controls are based on the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment policy documents which were adopted by Council in December 2017.

    Minutes from the Council meeting, and copies of the draft Amendment documents being submitted for authorisation, are available to view on Council's main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au.

    A public exhibition and submissions process for Amendment C161 is expected to start in early May, subject to authorisation being granted.

    Keep an eye on this project website for announcements and more information about Amendment C161.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call the Strategic Planning Unit on 8470 8768.

  • Council adopts new Built Form Guidelines and Heritage proposals for Fairfield Village

    11 months ago
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    At its meeting on 18 December 2017, Darebin Council reached a key milestone in setting clear directions for appropriate development in Fairfield Village by resolving to adopt the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines 2017 and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment 2017.

    Council's decision paves the way for Council officers to translate these policy documents into new Darebin Planning Scheme built form and heritage controls. These controls will ensure adequate balance between the history and character of Fairfield Village is maintained in a way that allows for new developments to be introduced respectfully while allowing for growth.

    Minutes from the Council meeting are available to view on Council's main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au.

    Download the adopted documents from the Document Library.

    A formal planning scheme amendment process to implement the new controls is expected to commence in March 2018. This process will include a public exhibition period and people will again have the opportunity to comment via a formal submission process.

    Keep an eye on this project website for further updates.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8768.

    At its meeting on 18 December 2017, Darebin Council reached a key milestone in setting clear directions for appropriate development in Fairfield Village by resolving to adopt the Fairfield Village Built Form Guidelines 2017 and Fairfield Village Heritage Assessment 2017.

    Council's decision paves the way for Council officers to translate these policy documents into new Darebin Planning Scheme built form and heritage controls. These controls will ensure adequate balance between the history and character of Fairfield Village is maintained in a way that allows for new developments to be introduced respectfully while allowing for growth.

    Minutes from the Council meeting are available to view on Council's main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au.

    Download the adopted documents from the Document Library.

    A formal planning scheme amendment process to implement the new controls is expected to commence in March 2018. This process will include a public exhibition period and people will again have the opportunity to comment via a formal submission process.

    Keep an eye on this project website for further updates.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8768.

  • Fairfield Village consultation outcomes and next steps

    12 months ago
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    In September Council exhibited draft Built Form Guidelines and Heritage recommendations for Fairfield Village and asked you, the community, for feedback on these documents. Many thanks again for everyone's input.

    A report on the consultation and all the key findings is now available in the project Document Library. The report is an important way for us to let you know how your input has been considered and used.

    Overall, community response to the exhibited proposals was broadly positive. There were useful suggestions for refinements to the Guidelines to ensure they are fair, clear and practical. We also received helpful submissions on heritage matters, and have been able to work with submitters to resolve those issues.

    Council officers are now finalising the Built Form Guidelines and Heritage Assessment documents in line with the Key Findings Report and will present them to Council for adoption at its meeting on Monday 18 December 2017. Documents will be published with the Council meeting agenda on Council’s main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au from Wednesday 13 December 2017.

    Keep an eye on this website for future updates.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8768.

    In September Council exhibited draft Built Form Guidelines and Heritage recommendations for Fairfield Village and asked you, the community, for feedback on these documents. Many thanks again for everyone's input.

    A report on the consultation and all the key findings is now available in the project Document Library. The report is an important way for us to let you know how your input has been considered and used.

    Overall, community response to the exhibited proposals was broadly positive. There were useful suggestions for refinements to the Guidelines to ensure they are fair, clear and practical. We also received helpful submissions on heritage matters, and have been able to work with submitters to resolve those issues.

    Council officers are now finalising the Built Form Guidelines and Heritage Assessment documents in line with the Key Findings Report and will present them to Council for adoption at its meeting on Monday 18 December 2017. Documents will be published with the Council meeting agenda on Council’s main website www.darebin.vic.gov.au from Wednesday 13 December 2017.

    Keep an eye on this website for future updates.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 8470 8768.

  • Thanks for your feedback on Fairfield Village!

    about 1 year ago
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    Feedback on draft Built Form Guidelines and Heritage Recommendations has closed

    Many thanks to all members of the Fairfield community and beyond for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the draft Built Form Guidelines and Heritage recommendations Fairfield Village. Your input is invaluable to helping us finalise these important documents for Council adoption, and progress to starting the process to change the Darebin Planning Scheme.

    We will be reporting back on the results of the consultation soon so keep an eye on this website for updates.

    The draft documents will remain accessible on the Document Library on this website.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call the City Design & Strategic Planning Unit on 8470 8768.

    Feedback on draft Built Form Guidelines and Heritage Recommendations has closed

    Many thanks to all members of the Fairfield community and beyond for taking the time to provide us with feedback on the draft Built Form Guidelines and Heritage recommendations Fairfield Village. Your input is invaluable to helping us finalise these important documents for Council adoption, and progress to starting the process to change the Darebin Planning Scheme.

    We will be reporting back on the results of the consultation soon so keep an eye on this website for updates.

    The draft documents will remain accessible on the Document Library on this website.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au or call the City Design & Strategic Planning Unit on 8470 8768.
  • Fairfield Village Progress Update

    over 1 year ago
    Street

    Late last year, Council started a conversation with local residents and businesses about how to revitalise Fairfield Village while retaining the unique character of the neighbourhood. Thank you to those of you who took part in the consultation process. You may be wondering where things are at!

    The feedback received during the consultation was broad and raised many new ideas including innovative suggestions in response to factors that affect Fairfield Village, such as the impacts of increasing traffic, new development, improving safety for pedestrians and bike riders and transport projects including level crossing removals.

    We are investigating some of the potential project ideas raised during the consultation period and undertaking feasibility work, which will delay the development and release of the draft streetscape master plan and development design guidelines.

    We are committed to making sure that initiatives for Fairfield Village effectively respond to the future needs of the community, so it’s important to undertake the necessary steps to get it right.

    The project community reference group will continue to work with us to provide feedback and input as work progresses.

    We are looking forward to releasing draft documents for broad community input and review in the coming months, so please keep an eye on this website for future announcements or subscribe to receive updates.

    If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au.

    Late last year, Council started a conversation with local residents and businesses about how to revitalise Fairfield Village while retaining the unique character of the neighbourhood. Thank you to those of you who took part in the consultation process. You may be wondering where things are at!

    The feedback received during the consultation was broad and raised many new ideas including innovative suggestions in response to factors that affect Fairfield Village, such as the impacts of increasing traffic, new development, improving safety for pedestrians and bike riders and transport projects including level crossing removals.

    We are investigating some of the potential project ideas raised during the consultation period and undertaking feasibility work, which will delay the development and release of the draft streetscape master plan and development design guidelines.

    We are committed to making sure that initiatives for Fairfield Village effectively respond to the future needs of the community, so it’s important to undertake the necessary steps to get it right.

    The project community reference group will continue to work with us to provide feedback and input as work progresses.

    We are looking forward to releasing draft documents for broad community input and review in the coming months, so please keep an eye on this website for future announcements or subscribe to receive updates.

    If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at our.fairfield.village@darebin.vic.gov.au.