Draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study

Draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study

The Victorian Government estimates that the population of Greater Melbourne will grow to 7.9 million people by 2051 and has set out how all local Councils must accommodate growth. We’ve been extensively consulting with the community to make sure we get this balance right.

To meet demand, Kingston Council is planning to accommodate our share of population growth generally around 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.

The draft Housing Strategy has included detailed consideration of the very unique characteristics of Dingley Village and proposes very limited changes to the zoning of residential properties in Dingley. Under the draft plan:

93% of residential land within Dingley village has been designated as ‘Limited change’ and is proposed to be included in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone with a mandatory 2 storey height limit.

  • 7% of residential land within Dingley Village has been designated as ‘Incremental change’ and is proposed to be included in the General Residential Zone with a mandatory height limit of 3 storeys.
  • The very small area (7%) of residential land in Dingley Village proposed to be included in the General Residential Zone is located along Centre Dandenong Road to capitalise on proximity to the local shopping centre, parks and bus routes.

Nothing proposed here is set in stone yet. We will take on board feedback through our official consultation process, which will be used to inform the preparation of a Planning Scheme Amendment – which we will again consult with the community about.

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