Reformed residential zones

On 1 July 2014, the reformed residential zones came into effect across Victoria. All residentially zoned land is now included in one of the reformed residential zones and the previous Residential 1, Residential 2 and Residential 3 Zones have been removed from the planning system.

The government is undertaking a review of the reformed residential zones.

Further details are available on the Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee page.

The residential zones

Residential Zones Fact Sheet View details of each residential zone on the following pages: 


Implementation

A number of councils are continuing to undertake additional strategic work to refine the application of the new residential zones. Contact your local council to see if they have further proposals to apply the new residential zones.

To assist the transition to the new zones, a Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee considered submissions and provided advice about amendments to implement the residential zones.

More information is available on the Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee page.

The tables below list the status of planning scheme amendments prepared by councils to introduce the reformed residential zones.

You can use the free Planning Property Report at any time to view the current zoning for any property.


Application of new residential zones, by municipality

Amendment VC116 removed the Residential 1, 2 and 3 Zones from the Victoria Planning Provisions. Land that was previously in a Residential 1, 2 or 3 Zone is now included in the General Residential Zone.

(Last updated 3/3/2016)

Metropolitan Melbourne

Planning scheme Amendment number Review by Standing Advisory Committee? Date council resolved to request approval of the amendment Did the Council request approval without notification? Has the amendment been submitted to the Minister for decision? Has the amendment been approved by the Minister? Came into operation (gazettal date)
Banyule C100 - 18/11/2013 Yes Yes Yes 24/7/2014
Banyule VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Banyule C125 Yes - - - No -
Bayside C106 - 26/11/2013 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Bayside C125 Yes - - - No -
Boroondara C190 - 16/9/2013 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Boroondara C199 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Boroondara C225 Yes - - - - -
Brimbank C158 Yes 11/3/2014 Yes Yes Yes 6/11/2014
Brimbank C166 Yes - - Yes Yes 3/3/2016
Brimbank VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Cardinia C187 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Cardinia VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Casey C195 - 15/4/2014 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Darebin C144 Yes - - Yes Yes 30/10/2014
Darebin C147 Yes - - Yes Yes 15/10/2015
Darebin VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Frankston C095 No   *No      
Frankston VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Glen Eira C110 - 2/7/2013 Yes Yes Yes 23/8/2013
Greater Dandenong C175 - 29/7/2013 Yes Yes Yes 14/11/2013
Greater Dandenong C182 No          
Hobsons Bay GC09 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Hume GC09 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Kingston C140 Yes - - - No -
Kingston C150 - - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Kingston VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Knox C131   27/1/2015 *No Yes    
Knox C136 - 8/4/2014 Yes Yes    
Knox VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Manningham C105 - 29/4/2014 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Maribyrnong VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Maribyrnong C130 - 22/10/2013 Yes Yes No -
Maribyrnong C150 Yes - Yes Yes Yes 23/4/2015
Maroondah C093 - 24/3/2014 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Melbourne GC09 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Melbourne C179 Yes - Yes Yes Yes 27/11/2014
Melton C157 - 27/5/2014 Yes Yes Yes 24/7/2014
Melton VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Monash C119 - 28/1/2014 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014
Moonee Valley C137 Yes - - - No -
Moonee Valley VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Moreland C153 Yes - - - Yes 30/4/2015
Moreland VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Mornington Peninsula C179 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Mornington Peninsula VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Nillumbik C087 - 29/4/2014 Yes Yes Yes 24/7/2014
Nillumbik VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Nillumbik C099 Yes - - Yes No -
Nillumbik C105 - - - - Yes 21/5/2015
Nillumbik C111 - - - Yes Yes 15/10/2015
Port Phillip C113   13/5/2014 Yes Yes    
Port Phillip VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Stonnington C187 - 16/12/2013 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Stonnington VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Whitehorse C160 Yes 28/4/2014 Yes Yes Yes 14/10/2014
Whitehorse C174 Yes - - Yes Yes 12/11/2015
Whitehorse VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Whittlesea C181 Yes - - - - -
Whittlesea C182 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Whittlesea VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Wyndham GC09 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Yarra C176 - 29/4/2014 Yes Yes Yes 30/4/2015
Yarra C179 Yes - - - - -
Yarra VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Yarra C197 -          
Yarra Ranges C134 - 22/10/2013 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014

*Details of exhibited and gazetted amendments can be found at Planning Scheme Amendments Online

Regional Victoria

Planning scheme Amendment number Review by Standing Advisory Committee Date council resolved to request approval of the amendment Did the Council request approval without notification? Has the amendment been submitted to the Minister for decision? Has the amendment been approved by the Minister? *Came into operation (gazettal date)
Alpine GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Ararat C033 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Ararat VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Ballarat C177 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Ballarat VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Bass Coast C141 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Baw Baw C105 - 27/11/2013 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014
Benalla GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Campaspe C102 - 17/9/2013 Yes Yes Yes 23/1/2014
Central Goldfields GC08 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Colac Otway C079 - 18/12/2013 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014
Corangamite GC10 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
East Gippsland C118 - 1/4/2014 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014
Gannawarra GC08 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Glenelg GC10 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Golden Plains GC11 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Greater Bendigo C205 - 21/8/2013 Yes Yes Yes 23/1/2014
Greater Geelong C300 - 22/7/2014 *No Yes Yes 13/11/2014
Greater Geelong VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Greater Shepparton C173 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Greater Shepparton VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Hepburn GC11 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Hindmarsh GC11 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Horsham GC11 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Indigo GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Latrobe C084 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Latrobe VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Macedon Ranges GC08 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Mansfield GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Mildura GC08 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Mitchell GC09 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Moira GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Moorabool C072 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Moorabool VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Mount Alexander GC08 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Moyne C059 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Murrindindi GC12 - -- - - Yes 13/6/2014
Northern Grampians GC11 -- - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Pyrenees GC11 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Queenscliffe C026 - 26/3/2014 Yes Yes Yes 19/6/2014
South Gippsland C098 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Southern Grampians C032 Yes - - Yes Yes 9/10/2014
Southern Grampians VC116 - - - - Yes 1/7/2014
Strathbogie GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Surf Coast C094 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Swan Hill C056 - 15/10/2013 Yes Yes Yes 23/1/2014
Towong GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Wangaratta C053 - 10/12/2013 *No Yes Yes 19/6/2014
Warrnambool C092 - 9/12/2013 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014
Wellington C091 - 13/3/2014 Yes Yes Yes 13/6/2014
Wodonga GC12 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014
Yarriambiack GC11 - - - - Yes 13/6/2014

* Details of exhibited and gazetted amendments can be found at Planning Scheme Amendments Online.


More information is available in:

  • Amendment V008 to the Victoria Planning Provisions introduced the Residential Growth Zone, General Residential Zone and Neighbourhood Residential Zone on 1 July 2013.
  • Amendment VC100 to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes introduced the reformed Low Density Residential, Mixed Use and Township Zones, amended to align with the features of the new residential zones, on 15 July 2013.
  • Amendment VC104 to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes introduced transitional provisions into a number of the residential zones on 22 August 2013.
  • Amendment VC116 to the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes, implemented the General Residential Zone into 24 Victorian planning schemes where the reformed residential zones had not been applied and deleted the Residential 1, 2 and 3 Zones from the Victoria Planning Provisions and planning schemes.

Page last reviewed on 17 March 2016

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