On July 12 the Planning Minister announced a raft of reforms to the planning zones. The details are available here for your reference: http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/theplanningsystem/improving-the-system/new-zones-for-victoria
The major change proposed for the LDRZ is that the lot size has been halved from 0.4h to 0.2h, but only if the site is connected to reticulated sewerage. Obviously this is likely to result in redevelopment of many sites in Donvale as the sewerage rollout progresses.
The other changes are:
- Bed and Breakfast can now accommodate up to 10 persons rather than 6
- a permit is now not required for a medical centre of less than 250 sqm
- “Take away food premises” are still allowed with a permit, as they are part of the Food and drink premises category. The change is that they no longer need to adjoin or have access to a road in a road zone something which the Dome may benefit from.
To see a copy of the draft LDRZ changes released by the minister please click here. Comments are sought by 5pm on Sept 12
There are much bigger proposed changes to the residential, business and Green Wedge/ Rural conservation Zones.
DRPA has submitted a submission to the Victorian Government on behalf of DRPA members. To see a copy of the submission please click here.