Central Ward Meeting 2019
Kingston’s proposed new housing and planning rules
Please join us at a Central Ward Meeting to help shape the future of housing and neighbourhood character in Kingston.
The Victorian Government estimates Melbourne will grow to 7.9 million people by 2051. Melbourne can’t keep sprawling outwards, so we’re facing the challenge of how to accommodate more people without losing the character and amenity of our neighbourhoods. Kingston Council has long-campaigned to see population growth centred around our key activity centres, close to public transport, shops and services. This would allow us to protect the neighbourhood character and amenity of our quieter residential streets.
To address these challenges, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study with consulting firm, Ethos Urban. The Housing Strategy component is a twenty-year plan to manage housing growth and change across all residential areas in Kingston. This Strategy also provides a basis to review residential zones across the municipality.
The Neighbourhood Character Study involves a detailed assessment of neighbourhood character in Kingston’s residential areas and the creation of design guidelines to influence what new development should look like.
Council has been working collaboratively with our community to develop a draft of both the Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study. We have held Ward Meetings, community meetings, online and hard-copy surveys, listening posts, guided and self-guided walking tours and established a Community Panel – representing a wide cross-section of Kingston residents.
We’d like your feedback on the draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study.