What is proposed as part of this Amendement?

The Proposed Changes to Precinct H in Preston Central will be implemented into the Darebin Planning Scheme through Amendment C135 which is currently on public exhibition for your review and feedback.

In sum, the Amendment proposes the following changes:

  • It removes the prohibition on dwellings and opens up this centrally-located area for appropriate residential and mixed-use development. 
  • In response to community feedback, it proposes no changes to building heights at present - reserving consideration of height limits for more detailed evaluation in the upcoming Preston Central Structure Plan review.

Our goals for this Amendment and Precinct H:

  • Retain employment as a primary goal for the area  - but broaden the range of businesses and activities that can provide it.
  • Allow for more intensive development and make better use of critically underutilised land.
  • Provide new, well-located and higher-density housing to help meet Darebin’s growing population and residential demand.
  • Take advantage of change and development in the Precinct to create more consistent building character and better conditions for pedestrians.


How might I be affected?

The Proposed Changes to Precinct H in Preston Central will be implemented into the Darebin Planning Scheme through Amendment C135.

In sum, the Amendment proposes the following changes:

  • It removes the prohibition on dwellings and opens up this centrally-located area for appropriate residential and mixed-use development. 
  • In response to community feedback, it proposes no changes to building heights at present - reserving consideration of height limits for more detailed evaluation in the upcoming Preston Central Structure Plan review.

If you are a landowner in the Precinct, you will be able to:  

  • redevelop to permit a broader range of businesses, activities and uses, including residential uses; 
  • allow for more intensive commercial development; and
  • make better use of existing building and sites to capitalise on underutilised land.


Where can I get more information?

Have a Question?

Phone: 8470 8768

Send an email to: planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

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