A proposed new planning policy framework will be considered by Yarra City Council at the next Council Meeting on 3 August 2021.
If approved the framework will then be sent to a planning panel for further review.
Amendment C269 aims to improve the way Council makes planning decisions and promotes appropriate development outcomes across the city. It also seeks to balance the needs of future housing and economic growth with the unique character and heritage of the city, leading on sustainability and enhancing Yarra’s natural environment.
The community has been actively engaged in the C269 process for a number of years.
In addition to broad community engagement throughout the policy rewrite and amendment process, Council also undertook a deliberative panel process with 60 randomly selected members of the community.
The policy framework in C269 sets a clear framework to manage growth and change in Yarra.