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Amendment C184bays: Affordable Housing Strategy Outcomes

What is Amendment C184?

The amendment seeks to implement the themes and actions of the Bayside Affordable Housing Strategy by making the following changes to the Bayside Planning Scheme: 

  • Amends existing Clause 2.03-5 (Housing) to reflect the themes and actions in encouraging and supporting the supply and diversity of affordable housing in well-located areas.
  • Creates Clause 16.01-2L (Housing Affordability) to include further strategies to encourage the increased supply of affordable housing.
  • Amends existing Schedule to Background Documents in this Planning Scheme (Clause 72.08) to include the Bayside Affordable Housing Strategy.
  • Amends existing Schedule to Further Strategic Work in this Planning Scheme (Clause 74.02) to include the following additions:
    • Develop a set of criteria for sites where affordable housing must be a consideration in planning applications.
    • Explore other planning tools to achieve an increase in the supply of affordable housing.

Why is the amendment required?

The amendment is required to update local policies and schedules in the Bayside Planning Scheme. The additions to the policies and schedules respond to the actions identified within the Bayside Affordable Housing Strategy. The Strategy was adopted by Bayside City Council on 15 June 2021. The Themes and Actions detailed within the Strategy were informed by consultation with the community, consultation with internal and external stakeholders and extensive research set out within the Bayside Affordable Housing Strategy Background Report 2021.

Amendment C184bays will align the Bayside Planning Scheme with Council’s existing policy framework to encourage the increased supply of affordable housing that represents best practice housing outcomes and responds to the community's needs. 

The amendment will support and encourage the use and development of land for affordable housing in areas with good transport links and retail amenity.

Bayside City Council is proud to advocate for the best housing outcomes for its residents and is committed to working to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in the municipality.

Read the Bayside Housing Strategy and explore the housing story for the City of Bayside.

Amendment documentation

You can inspect all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the amendments webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.

Viewing of submissions

Exhibition for Amendment C184bays ended on 17 October 2022.

A copy of all the submission are available at Bayside City Council’s Corporate Centre for any person to inspect, free of charge, for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Next Steps

Council considered all submissions at the 22 November 2022 Ordinary Meeting and unanimously voted to proceed with submitting C184bays to the Minister for Planning for approval.

The Planning Scheme Amendment Process requires the Minister to make a decision on an adopted amendment within 40 business days of receiving it from the planning authority. The Minister can approve an amendment, or a part of it, with or without changes and subject to conditions.

To find out more about the Planning Scheme Amendment process, click here.

Further Information

For further information contact us using the details below:

Name: Nick Bunney, Strategic Planner, Bayside City Council 

Phone: (03) 9599 4484


Mail: Amendment C184, Bayside City Council, PO Box 27, Sandringham, VIC, 3191