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More certainty around height controls

Monday, March 25, 2019

Residents and developers will have more certainty around height controls in smaller shopping precincts in Bayside with the adoption of Amendment C126.

The amendment allows a minimal to moderate level of growth and development across 31 small shopping  centres, by applying new overlays to guide the future built form outcomes. The new Overlays  outline specific requirements for each centre including building height and setbacks and how the interface with nearby residential properties should be managed. The amendment will provide more certainty on how the centres are expected to grow and change over time.

Amendment C126 seeks to create more vibrant small activity centres through introducing design requirements which will protect local commercial uses and ensure access for local communities. This will assist in providing a mixture of housing, economic growth and social gathering places in the centres, and supporting housing diversity in appropriate areas.

The statutory process for introducing Amendment C126 was rigorous and included two public exhibition processes, with over 170 submissions received from residents and the development industry. An independent Planning Panel was appointed to assess the submissions and make recommendations, which ultimately found that the amendment was supported by strong justification and recommended minor changes to how Council should apply the controls to some centres.

Council has agreed to adopt the Planning Panel’s recommendations which provide discretionary height controls in the majority of centres which provide stronger restrictions than the existing planning controls for these centres.

A summary of the height controls in Amendments C126 are:

Centre Name

Height recommended by Panel

Panel recommendation for height control

Balcombe Park, Beaumaris

3 storeys

Discretionary

Balcombe Road and Charman Road, Beaumaris

3 storeys

Discretionary

Bay Road and Avoca Street, Cheltenham

3 storeys

Discretionary

Bay Road and Jack Road, Cheltenham

3 storeys

Discretionary

Beach Road and Georgiana Street, Sandringham

3 storeys

Discretionary

Bluff Road & Arranmore Avenue, Black Rock

3 storeys

Discretionary

Bluff Road & Bay Road, Sandringham

3 storeys

Discretionary

Bluff Road & Edward Street, Black Rock/Sandringham

2-3 storeys

Discretionary

Bluff Road & Highett Road Centre, Hampton

3-4 storeys

Discretionary

Bluff Road and Love Street, Black Rock

3 storeys

Discretionary

Bluff Road and Spring Street, Sandringham

3 storeys

Discretionary

Brighton Beach (Were Street) Centre, Brighton

3 storeys

Discretionary

Dendy Village, Brighton

3 storeys

Discretionary

East Brighton Shopping Centre, Brighton East

2-3 storeys

Discretionary / Mandatory

Esplanade & Grosvenor Street, Middle Brighton

3 storeys

Mandatory

Hampton Street & Durrant Street, Brighton

removed from amendment

Hawthorn Road Shopping Centre, Brighton East

3 storeys

Discretionary

Highett & Spring Road (Little Highett Village), Highett

2 storeys

Discretionary

Keith Street & Widdop Crescent, Hampton East

2 storeys

Discretionary

Keys Street Shopping Centre, Beaumaris

3 storeys

Mandatory

Ludstone Street, Hampton

2 storeys

Discretionary

Nepean Highway and Centre Road, Brighton East

4 storeys

Discretionary

Nepean Highway and Milroy Street, Brighton East

4 storeys

Discretionary

Nepean Highway and North Road, Brighton

removed from amendment

Nepean Highway and Union Street, Brighton East

4 storeys

Discretionary

New Street & Bay Street, Brighton

4 storeys

Discretionary

New Street & Martin Street, Brighton

3 storeys

Discretionary

Seaview Shopping Centre, Beaumaris

3 storeys

Discretionary

South Road & Esplanade Avenue, Brighton

3-4 storeys

Mandatory

South Road Plaza, Hampton

4 storeys

Discretionary

Thomas and Egan Street, Brighton East

3 storeys

Discretionary

Weatherall Road & Morey Road, Beaumaris

2 storeys

Discretionary

Weatherall Road Shopping Centre, Cheltenham

3 storeys

Discretionary

 

Council also resolved to undertake further investigations to identify opportunities to strengthen the height controls for some centres, with the findings of this work to be presented back to Council in July 2019.

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