The federal government has announced the sale of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) site in Graham Road in Highett.
In response, we 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 Housing Strategy 2012 designates the area around the future Southland railway station as an area to accommodate future housing growth.
The development of a structure plan for the area has commenced with a background report being prepared that looks at the key planning related issues and opportunities that the structure plan will need to address. Read more and get involved on the managing growth in Cheltenham page on our Have Your Say website.
Read more about the Southland Station project on the PTV website.
We are currently reviewing the Highett structure plan, a planning framework developed in 2004 to set out the vision for the future growth and development of Highett.
Read more about the structure plan review and how to get involved.