Kingston’s proposed new housing and planning rules

To register for the North Ward meeting on Tuesday 6 August, 6pm - 8pm, please click here

Please click here to view our most recent media announcement regarding the Draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study consultation.

Background

The Victorian Government estimates Melbourne will grow to 7.9 million people by 2051.

Our city can’t keep sprawling outwards, so the Victorian Government’s Plan Melbourne sets out how all local Councils will have to take their fair share of the growth. 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.

We need Victorian Government support – through changes to the Planning Scheme and adoption of our Residential Zones – to make this happen.


Why a Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study?

Melbourne’s high levels of growth means that local Councils are faced with the challenge of how to accommodate more people while retaining what we love about our neighbourhoods.

To address these challenges, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study. 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 the first draft of both the Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study. We have held a series of 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.


The Draft Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study

You can download a copy of the draft Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study in the Document Library to the right (please note: this is a large file), or view a copy online here.

A video overview is also available to the right.

A shorter guide to Kingston's new housing and planning rules is also available for download in the Document Library.


Look up your proposed zone

We encourage you to visit: housing.kingston.vic.gov.au to see which zone, growth area and neighbourhood character type has been proposed for your property. When looking up your property please enter your street address with a house number, but do not include a unit number.

You will be able to download an individualised property report outlining proposed controls, including:

  • Current zone
  • Proposed zone
  • Change area
  • Neighbourhood character precinct.


Have your say

We want to know what you think of the changes. You can share your views on the Draft Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study by:

  • Visiting the project team at one of the drop-in sessions listed under Key Dates
  • Taking part in our online survey available below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing housing@kingston.vic.gov.au or mailing Strategic Planning, PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the project, contact the project team at housing@kingston.vic.gov.au, phone 9581 4713, or mail to PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194. If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service please contact 131 450.

To register for the North Ward meeting on Tuesday 6 August, 6pm - 8pm, please click here

Please click here to view our most recent media announcement regarding the Draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study consultation.

Background

The Victorian Government estimates Melbourne will grow to 7.9 million people by 2051.

Our city can’t keep sprawling outwards, so the Victorian Government’s Plan Melbourne sets out how all local Councils will have to take their fair share of the growth. 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.

We need Victorian Government support – through changes to the Planning Scheme and adoption of our Residential Zones – to make this happen.


Why a Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study?

Melbourne’s high levels of growth means that local Councils are faced with the challenge of how to accommodate more people while retaining what we love about our neighbourhoods.

To address these challenges, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study. 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 the first draft of both the Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study. We have held a series of 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.


The Draft Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study

You can download a copy of the draft Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study in the Document Library to the right (please note: this is a large file), or view a copy online here.

A video overview is also available to the right.

A shorter guide to Kingston's new housing and planning rules is also available for download in the Document Library.


Look up your proposed zone

We encourage you to visit: housing.kingston.vic.gov.au to see which zone, growth area and neighbourhood character type has been proposed for your property. When looking up your property please enter your street address with a house number, but do not include a unit number.

You will be able to download an individualised property report outlining proposed controls, including:

  • Current zone
  • Proposed zone
  • Change area
  • Neighbourhood character precinct.


Have your say

We want to know what you think of the changes. You can share your views on the Draft Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study by:

  • Visiting the project team at one of the drop-in sessions listed under Key Dates
  • Taking part in our online survey available below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing housing@kingston.vic.gov.au or mailing Strategic Planning, PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the project, contact the project team at housing@kingston.vic.gov.au, phone 9581 4713, or mail to PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194. If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service please contact 131 450.