Amendment C138 (Local Planning Policy Framework Changes)

Consultation has concluded. If you have questions in relation to Amendment C138, please call 8470 8768 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

Status Update

Amendment C138 was approved and came into effect in the Darebin Planning Scheme on 15 October 2015. To view the approved documents, please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning web site(External link).

About Amendment C138 - your city’s updated vision and directions for local land use and development

Council has changed the Local Planning Policy Framework section of the Darebin Planning Scheme. The changes include a new Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) and updates to some Local Planning Policies. These are important documents which set the local directions for land use and development planning in Darebin.

The new MSS is grounded in the new Council Plan adopted in June 2013, and sets a clear direction for our city’s future: addressing Darebin’s changing demographic and housing needs; strengthening our economic activities and opportunities; tackling our environmental and infrastructure challenges; and providing greater planning certainty for both the community and the development industry.

The MSS also incorporates a suite of forward-thinking new strategies to prepare Darebin for the changes facing us, including the Darebin Housing Strategy and the Darebin Economic Land Use Strategy. We also introduced the Reservoir Structure Plan, adopted in August 2012, and a range of other relevant Council strategies, into the Darebin Planning Scheme for the first time.

The new MSS is accompanied by changes to Local Planning Policies we identified as part of a review of the Darebin Planning Scheme. Some policies now covered by the new MSS have been removed, and some policies have been updated to provide clearer and more useable guidelines for decision making. Several policies remain unchanged.

If you have any further questions in relation to Amendment C138, please contact Planning Services by calling 03 8470 8768 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au.




Status Update

Amendment C138 was approved and came into effect in the Darebin Planning Scheme on 15 October 2015. To view the approved documents, please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning web site(External link).

About Amendment C138 - your city’s updated vision and directions for local land use and development

Council has changed the Local Planning Policy Framework section of the Darebin Planning Scheme. The changes include a new Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) and updates to some Local Planning Policies. These are important documents which set the local directions for land use and development planning in Darebin.

The new MSS is grounded in the new Council Plan adopted in June 2013, and sets a clear direction for our city’s future: addressing Darebin’s changing demographic and housing needs; strengthening our economic activities and opportunities; tackling our environmental and infrastructure challenges; and providing greater planning certainty for both the community and the development industry.

The MSS also incorporates a suite of forward-thinking new strategies to prepare Darebin for the changes facing us, including the Darebin Housing Strategy and the Darebin Economic Land Use Strategy. We also introduced the Reservoir Structure Plan, adopted in August 2012, and a range of other relevant Council strategies, into the Darebin Planning Scheme for the first time.

The new MSS is accompanied by changes to Local Planning Policies we identified as part of a review of the Darebin Planning Scheme. Some policies now covered by the new MSS have been removed, and some policies have been updated to provide clearer and more useable guidelines for decision making. Several policies remain unchanged.

If you have any further questions in relation to Amendment C138, please contact Planning Services by calling 03 8470 8768 or email planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au.