Identifies preferred land use and development outcomes in CoPP activity centres and neighbourhoods.
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The update of the Port Phillip Planning Scheme will rewrite local policies in a new format recently introduced through the State Government's Smart Planning program to simplify and modernise Victoria’s planning policy and rules.
You can find out more about the new format of planning schemes by clicking here.
A new Municipal Planning Strategy and set of updated local planning policies have been prepared based on updated content from the current Municipal Strategic Statement (Clause 21) and local policies (Clause 22), as well as recently adopted Council strategies and plans which are proposed to be included as new background documents.
This is not a wholescale review of all local planning policy objectives and controls, and this is not a review of any zoning or overlay controls that apply to properties.
View the table outlining changes made to each clause of the Port Phillip Planning Scheme.
View a document showing all proposed provisions with source referencing included.
View a document showing all proposed provisions without source referencing.
Please refer to the boxes below for more information on specific policies.
This is because this work is a targeted review of local policy content based on strategic work that has been produced by Council since the last Planning Scheme Review was completed in 2011.
It is not a wholescale review of all local planning policy objectives and is not an opportunity to review zoning and overlay controls that apply to specific parcels of land. Further strategic work would be required before such changes could be made.
There are some limited instances where changes have been made to the local policy content that do not seek to implement an adopted Council document. These instances are captured in Column 2 of this table.
Overall, these changes are of a minor nature and do not change the intent of any existing policy. Rather, they generally seek to augment the existing policy by filling a known policy gap and / or respond to a recommendation of the Port Phillip Planning Scheme Audit 2018.
Identifies preferred land use and development outcomes in CoPP activity centres and neighbourhoods.
Addresses the importance of biodiverse landscapes and protection of the municipality's coast.
Seeks to ensure development reduces its environmental risks and maintains the amenity of existing areas.
Addresses the form of new development and how it maintains views to landmarks. Also includes updated heritage policy.
Identifies locations for new housing and promotes diverse and affordable housing.
Seeks to maintain and grow employment opportunities in the City of Port Phillip
Promotes sustainable transport and addresses road systems and car parking in new development.
Addresses health and education precincts, open space and water sensitive urban design.
Addresses how gaming machines and their location are managed.
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