Bayside City Council is carrying out research to gain a better understanding of the existing and developing neighbourhood character of Bayside’s areas for our upcoming Neighbourhood Character Review project.
This project is currently being undertaken to update and improve Bayside’s Neighbourhood Character strategy and policy framework.
The reason this review is being done is because the current Neighbourhood Character policy was done in 2004 and consequently does not provide an accurate account for the Bayside we know in 2020. This research will therefore allow us to update our policy to ensure Bayside has accurate neighbourhood character precincts so future developments complement the surrounding area.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) site in Graham Road in Highett is in the process of being sold.
In response, Council has adopted its preferred future planning controls for the site should it be transferred into private ownership. At our May 2015 Ordinary Meeting, we adopted the Residential Growth Zone and a Development Plan Overlay as its preferred controls for the site.
The Bayside Planning Scheme designates the area of Cheltenham around the Southland railway station, locally known as Pennydale, as an area to accommodate housing growth.
To help plan for this housing growth, the Pennydale Structure Plan has been completed.
Read more about the structure plan and next steps.