By Nathan Stribley | 23 Nov 2016

The Victorian Government has introduced new planning controls into the Victorian Planning Scheme after a lengthy formal review and panel process that began in September 2015.

The gazetted controls have not been significantly altered from their draft form (released in April 2016) and relate to:

  • built form (street wall, tower setback to street, side and rear boundaries and tower separation)
  • overshadowing
  • wind mitigation
  • Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
  • Floor Area Uplift (FAU) and the delivery of public benefits
  • urban design in the Capital City Zone; and
  • sunlight to public spaces.

The Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C270 applies to land generally within the Hoddle Grid and Southbank, as shown on the map below:


Source: DWELP, 2016

For further information on the controls please visit Planning Schemes Online or contact one of the planning leaders in our Melbourne office.

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