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Changes to Knox residential zones 2020 (Amendment GC172)

The Minister for Planning is the Planning Authority for this Amendment and amended the zoning of residential land in the Planning Schemes of several municipalities including Knox. These changes came into effect on 23 December 2020.

The Amendment makes specific changes to the residential zone schedules and local policy within the Knox Planning Scheme. Importantly, Amendment GC172 changes residential zones and increases building height limits in some residential locations.

Amendment GC172 was prepared by the State Planning Service of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to correct height inconsistencies that resulted from the implementation of the reformed residential zones through amendment VC110 in 2017.

The height inconsistencies resulted in some parts of Victoria having a maximum building height specified in a schedule to a residential zone that is lower than the maximum building height specified in the reformed residential zone.

About the Amendment

The following changes have been made under Amendment GC172 by the Minister for Planning:

  • General Residential Zone Schedule 2 (GRZ2) rezoned to Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 4 (NRZ4) to retain the maximum building height of 9 metres. The ‘Knox Neighbourhood’ housing character areas affected include parts of Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Scoresby, Wantirna, and Wantirna South.
  • General Residential Zone Schedule 3 (GRZ3) amended to modify the maximum building height from 9 metres to 11 metres. The ‘Local Living’ housing character areas affected include the surrounding land around the larger local villages of Wantirna Mall, Studfield, Scoresby Village and Mountain Gate.
  • General Residential Zone Schedule 5 (GRZ5) rezoned to Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 5 (NRZ5) to retain the maximum building height of 9 metres. The ‘Bush Suburban’ housing character areas affected include parts of Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, and Wantirna South.
  • General Residential Zone Schedule 6 (GRZ6) rezoned to Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 6 (NRZ6) which modifies the maximum building height from 8 metres to 9 metres. The area affected include parts of Ferntree Gully Neighbourhood Activity Centre.
  • Neighbourhood Residential Zone Schedule 1 (NRZ1) amended to modify the maximum building height from 8 metres to 9 metres. The ‘Bush Suburban’ housing character areas affected include parts of Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Lysterfield, The Basin, and Upper Ferntree Gully.

Minor changes were also made to policy 21.06-6 Housing to reflect the zone changes.

Amendment GC172 and its supporting documents can be accessed at the Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning website or to find out more about Planning Scheme Amendments click this link.

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