Middle Yarra over-development protection measures proposed

Middle Yarra over-development protection measures proposed
Middle Yarra over-development protection measures proposed

New riverside planning controls have been proposed to protect the middle section of the Yarra River from over-development.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy noted that the controls are to ensure consistent rules around building height, setback and density controls, and would be across a 70 kilometre stretch of the river. This includes through Banyule, Manningham and Nillumbik.

“We’re proposing strict mandatory controls that will prevent development intruding on the natural character of the river corridor, its banks and much valued vegetation and parkland,” said Guy.

Mandatory proposed height limits are between eight and 12 metres, with setbacks of between 30 and 100 metres from the Yarra.

Minimum lot sizes are also likely to be increased, particularly along the rural and lower density areas, and a Neighbourhood Residential Zoning will be applied along the inner urban stretch.

The draft recommendations are up for submission until 22 August 2014.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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