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.


Planning Scheme Amendment C161

Darebin Council adopted the Planning Scheme Amendment C161 at its June 24 Council meeting.

Planning Scheme Amendment C161 is a new set of built form guidelines for Fairfield Village which, if approved by the Minister for Planning, will safeguard the community village feel of the area.

The Planning Scheme Amendment proposes to introduce a Heritage Overlay and a Design and Development Overlay to guide high quality development and to protect the heritage buildings within the Fairfield Village Activity Centre. The Fairfield Village Activity Centre includes parts of Station Street, Wingrove Street and Railway Place.

Fairfield Village is known for its distinct local village feel which comes from its accessibility, strong local business presence, the low-scale character of its traditional buildings, and its open space areas, especially around the railway station reserve. Importantly, the precinct also provides a strong sense of community for local residents.

The new built form guidelines would protect heritage buildings and ensure future development in the area is done responsibly with respect to the Fairfield Village character.

Darebin will now request the Planning Minister to formally incorporate Amendment C161 into the Darebin Planning Scheme.

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.

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.


Planning Scheme Amendment C161

Darebin Council adopted the Planning Scheme Amendment C161 at its June 24 Council meeting.

Planning Scheme Amendment C161 is a new set of built form guidelines for Fairfield Village which, if approved by the Minister for Planning, will safeguard the community village feel of the area.

The Planning Scheme Amendment proposes to introduce a Heritage Overlay and a Design and Development Overlay to guide high quality development and to protect the heritage buildings within the Fairfield Village Activity Centre. The Fairfield Village Activity Centre includes parts of Station Street, Wingrove Street and Railway Place.

Fairfield Village is known for its distinct local village feel which comes from its accessibility, strong local business presence, the low-scale character of its traditional buildings, and its open space areas, especially around the railway station reserve. Importantly, the precinct also provides a strong sense of community for local residents.

The new built form guidelines would protect heritage buildings and ensure future development in the area is done responsibly with respect to the Fairfield Village character.

Darebin will now request the Planning Minister to formally incorporate Amendment C161 into the Darebin Planning Scheme.

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.

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.

  • This survey has now concluded. The results will be published on this website in late January 2017.
    This survey was helped to shed light on the opportunities for improving the Fairfield Village experience. 

    The survey is now closed. 

    This survey was helped to shed light on the opportunities for improving the Fairfield Village experience. 

    The survey is now closed. 

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