Amendment C153: to the Moreland Planning Scheme

New Residential Zones for Moreland

On 30 April 2015, the Minister for Planning gazetted Amendment C153 to the Moreland Planning Scheme which introduces new residential zones for all residential land in the City of Moreland. 

Download the Amendment C153 Information Sheet (DOC 2Mb) or Amendment C153 Information Sheet (PDF 865Kb).

The full suite of Amendment documents including maps can be downloaded from the following links below:

Gazetted Amendment Documents

Council resolved at its 10 December 2014 Council meeting to adopt Amendment C153 New Residential Zones and submit it to the Minister for Planning for approval. 

The final version of the Residential Zones gazetted by the Minister for Planning differs from the zones submitted to the Minister for Planning in December 2014. 

A list of changes between the zones adopted by Council and the final zones approved by the Minister for Planning is outlined for each zone below.

Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) - Low Density Residential Areas

The Minister has applied the NRZ to Moreland, however only one (1) Schedule has been approved (NRZ1).  Moreland had proposed two (2) schedules to the NRZ: NRZ1 for Moreland's north; and NRZ2 for Moreland's south.

Minister’s approved Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ):

  • Removes Moreland’s proposed density provisions which allowed for development according to the lot size.  Moreland’s proposed approach for NRZ1 included 3 or more dwellings on a lot should not exceed 1 dwelling per 250m2; and for NRZ2 - 3 or more dwellings on a lot should not exceed 1 dwelling per 200m2. 
  • Replaces Moreland's density requirements with a maximum 4 dwellings on a lot (regardless of lot size).
  • Removes Moreland’s proposed increased requirements for secluded private open space.  In the NRZ1 (Moreland’s north) this included a minimum secluded private open space area of 40m2.   In the NRZ2 (Moreland’s south) this included setting the ResCode minimum private open space area of 25m2 as mandatory.  
  • Retains Moreland’s proposed discretionary requirement for “a minimum of one tree should be planted in the front setback and the secluded private open space of each dwelling, in accordance with the Moreland Tree Planting Manual for Residential Zones, 2014.”

General Residential Zone (GRZ) - Adjacent to Activity Centres and along main roads south of Moreland Rd and within 800m radius of Activity Centres north of Moreland Rd

Minister’s approved General Residential Zone (GRZ):

  • Retains Moreland’s proposed discretionary requirement for “a minimum of one tree should be planted in the front setback, in accordance with the Moreland Tree Planting Manual for Residential Zones, 2014.”
  • Removes Moreland’s proposed mandatory height controls 8 metres (2 storeys).  This now reverts to the discretionary 9m of ResCode. 
  • Removes Moreland’s proposed private open space requirements for the size of a balcony where it is the only form of private open space provided (the proposed requirement was for a minimum 8 square metres with a minimum width of 2 metres). 

Residential Growth Zone (RGZ) - in Activity Centres designated for growth

Minister has applied the RGZ to Moreland, however only one (1) schedule has been approved (RGZ1).  Moreland had proposed two (2) schedules to the RGZ:   RGZ1 - 4 storey areas; and RGZ2 - 3 storey areas.

Minister’s approved Residential Growth Zone (RGZ):

  • Removes Moreland’s proposed mandatory height controls which were:  RGZ1 (4 storeys) and RGZ2 (3 storeys).  This now reverts to the discretionary 13.5m i.e. 4 storeys specified in the parent provision. 
  • Removes Moreland’s proposed discretionary 3m front setback (which was in both the RGZ1 and RGZ2).
  • Removes Moreland’s proposed private open space requirements for balcony sizes where it is the only form of private open space (a minimum 8 square metres with a minimum width of 2 metres).
  • Retains Moreland’s proposed discretionary requirement for “a minimum of one tree should be planted in the front setback, in accordance with the Moreland Tree Planting Manual for Residential Zones, 2014.”

To check which zone now applies to your property, please access the Land Victoria website.

Background to the application of the residential zones

Council adopted a suite of zone schedules at their meeting on 10 December 2014. View Council Report (PDF 28Mb).

Council resolved at its 10 December 2014 Council meeting to adopt Amendment C153 New Residential Zones and submit it to the (new) Minister for Planning for approval. 

This request followed public announcements prior to the recent state government election that Labor would review former Planning Minister Matthew Guy's decision on residential zones for Moreland. As a result of Council’s resolution, Amendment 153 was submitted to the Minister for Planning on 23 December 2014.

The final zone schedules submitted to the Minister were:

Council's proposed zones were originally considered by the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee in May 2014.  Relevant reports of the Committee are available for download below:

It is recommended that the reports are read in conjunction.

 

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There are documents on this page in PDF-only format. If you have trouble opening or viewing a PDF document, contact Council and we will arrange to provide the information in a format that suits your needs. See Council's accessibility page for further details.