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HOME AND HOUSED
The Brimbank
Housing Strategy
February 2014

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BRIMBANK CITY COUNCIL HOUSING STRATEGY ‘HOME AND HOUSED’
OVERVIEW
Our Vision
Our vision for housing in the City of Brimbank is:
• A place to live
- accommodating growth by determining
the location of new housing in Brimbank.
• A home for everybody
- meeting the housing needs
of different people in the Brimbank community.
• Liveable neighbourhoods
- protecting Brimbank’s
existing suburbs and ensuring supporting infrastructure,
including green open space, is provided.
The population in Brimbank is growing and housing needs
are changing. The municipality adjoins the Melton and
Wyndham growth areas - which together form the fastest
growing region in Australia. As metropolitan Melbourne
re-orientates to the west, the pressure for residential
development in Brimbank will continue. The Brimbank
Housing Strategy is about responding to this growth and
putting in place a plan that will determine where new
housing is best located so that the existing character of
Brimbank’s suburbs is protected.
The Brimbank Housing Strategy,
‘Home and Housed’
, will be
Council’s ten year plan to manage future housing growth so
that it best meets the needs of the community into the future.
Council’s plan is that the Strategy will be reviewed in 2016.
Improving housing for the Brimbank community is part
of a wider plan called ‘The Brimbank Community Plan
2009-2030’. This plan supports the idea that for a
strong local community, a choice of housing must be
available to all people living within it. The Brimbank
Housing Strategy also fits into a wider land use plan
for the whole of Brimbank, called the Municipal
Strategic Statement.
The Brimbank Housing Strategy,
‘Home and Housed’
,
has been developed by talking to you, the community, as
well as conducting research and analysis since late 2010.
It was updated in October 2013 in response to the release
of the new residential zones by the State Government.
The main challenges the
‘Home and Housed’
strategy
seeks to address are:
• Population growth.
• An ageing population.
• Housing affordability, both for homes to buy and to rent.
• More choice in housing.
• Keeping the suburban character of Brimbank that
residents enjoy.
• The provision of roads, drainage, sewerage, green
open spaces, transport etc., sometimes referred
to as ‘infrastructure capacity’, in conjunction with
residential development.
• Development of local residential design guidelines
to preserve local character.
WHAT YOU HAVE TOLD US
Council has undertaken community consultation
throughout the development of
Home and Housed
.
The consultation included telephone surveys,
focus groups, written feedback and community
conversations in each of the planning districts.
The ‘what you have told us’ section includes quotes
spoken by our residents throughout the consultation
process. These quotes from our residents are at
the bottom of each page.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
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What is a housing strategy?
2
1 A Place to Live
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2 A Home for Everybody
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3 A Liveable Neighbourhood
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Community Consultation
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The housing strategy process
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1. A Place to Live
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Connectedness
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Infill development
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Land suitability
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Residential density - finding the right balance
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Strategic redevelopment sites
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2. A Home for Everybody
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Housing choice
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Adaptable housing
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Social housing
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Protecting diversity
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Housing affordability
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Affordable living
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3. A Liveable Neighbourhood
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Infrastructure and services
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Housing and open space
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Neighbourhood character
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Green Neighbourhoods
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Quality design
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Car parking and local traffic management
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Environmentally sustainable development
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Implementation
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Will the housing strategy affect my property?
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Appendices
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Appendix 1: Glossary of terms
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Appendix 2: Housing Direction for Brimbank Planning Districts
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Appendix 3: Brimbank Housing Strategy – Actions and Implementation
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Figures
Figure 1: The housing strategy process and what’s next
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Figure 2: The balance to be achieve when determining a denser Brimbank 10
Figure 3: Aerial photo of Brimbank municipality
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Figure 4: 2012 census - Brimbank public housing and medium density
housing stock
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Figure 5: Housing Policy Areas / New Residential Zones
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Figure 6: The reports that form the suite of Housing Strategy documents
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MY PLACE TO LIVE
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Housing has an important influence on people’s lives and
communities. As well as meeting a basic human need for
shelter, it affects the quality of family life, and the way in
which people connect to their community. The way housing
is designed and located also influences the look and feel of
neighbourhoods. It can have other positive influences too;
a place with different styles and sizes of housing creates
a community in which a wide variety of people can live.
The location of housing influences people’s access to
services (such as healthcare or education) or facilities
(such as sports centres or parks) and their ability to travel
to work or school. It can also influence travel options, such
as whether people have to use their cars to travel to and
from their home, or can use alternative forms of transport.
The location and style of housing also affects people’s
ability to feel that they ‘belong’ to their community.
What is a housing strategy?
A housing strategy is a document to guide the location,
type and form of housing within a municipality. It addresses
how to cater to a growing population with changing housing
needs while ensuring more affordable, accessible and
adaptable housing is available in future.
State Planning Policy requires Council’s to:
• Increase and ensure an adequate supply of housing
in existing urban areas by facilitating increased housing
yield in appropriate locations, including under-utilised
urban land
• Locate new housing in or close to activity centres and
employment corridors and encourage higher density
in these areas
• Locate new housing at strategic redevelopment sites
that offer good access to services and transport
• Facilitate more affordable housing closer to jobs,
transport and services
• Ensure an adequate supply of redevelopment
opportunities within an established urban area
Council has prepared this housing strategy to meet
these requirements.
INTRODUCTION
WHAT ARE OUR COMMITMENTS TO PLANNING
FOR HOUSING?
Change and population growth is inevitable; Council
cannot limit the population growth, however planning
controls can be used to encourage housing in specific
areas and protect other residential neighbourhoods
where the existing suburban character is valued.
Council is supporting higher density housing in
nominated Substantial Change Areas that only cover
around 7 per cent of all residential land in Brimbank.
Of the remaining areas, some new housing will be
allowed in Incremental Change Areas (around
30 per cent of all residential land) and new protection
will be introduced in Limited Change Areas (around
63 per cent of all residential land) to protect existing
suburban character and restrict new development.
If planned and managed well, new housing in the
Substantial Change Areas can be a way to achieve
urban improvement and the revitalisation of town
centres such as Sunshine and St Albans.
The character and amenity of many existing
residential areas outside of Brimbank’s town centres
is likely to experience only incremental and limited
change over time. New planning controls will help
to support this change. For example, limited change
areas will be required to have more land allocated
per house, reducing the ability to build multiple units
and therefore protect the residential character that
our community values.

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1. A Place to Live
This section covers how land will be used
for housing, and looks at:
CONNECTEDNESS
Access to services and facilities.
INFILL DEVELOPMENT
Opportunities to re-develop certain sites or areas on
land that is vacant or previously used for other purposes.
LAND SUITABILITY
Environmental and other issues that influence
the use of land for housing.
RESIDENTIAL DENSITY
The number of people or households residing
in a particular area.
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT SITES
Housing opportunities on sites that are vacant or
previously used for other purposes, that because of
their size, provide an opportunity for an increased
number of dwellings.
2. A Home for Everybody
This section deals with the housing needs
of the community and looks at:
HOUSING CHOICE
The need for different types of housing, including
affordable, adaptable and accessible housing.
PROTECTING DIVERSITY
Ensuring people of all ages and backgrounds
have somewhere appropriate to live.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY
Ensuring that housing expenses do not use
up an unreasonable amount of people’s incomes.
3. A Liveable Neighbourhood
This section focuses on the design of housing
and how it fits into the neighbourhood. It looks at:
INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
The roads, railways, sewerage, schools or hospitals
required to service housing.
HOUSING AND OPEN SPACE
Ensuring adequate public and private open space
is provided.
NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER
Preserving the heritage, landscape and ‘good things’
about the area.
QUALITY DESIGN
Creating buildings that look appealing and function well.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
Supporting car use, where necessary, while avoiding
traffic and parking problems.
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Creating development that respects the natural
environment and reduced energy wastage and pollution.
The Brimbank Housing Strategy covers:

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Community Consultation
Consultation and community engagement has been
conducted with the Brimbank community since 2011
to develop the draft housing strategy. The consultation
program has been a three-stage approach:
Stage 1
The purpose of Stage 1 was to explore housing issues most
relevant to the Brimbank community. This included gauging
attitudes about residential intensification in and around
town centres, given the directions set by State Government
policies in metropolitan planning.
A stratified survey of four hundred (400) residents was
undertaken, the group took part a ten-minute phone survey.
In addition, four resident focus groups and one stakeholder
workshop were undertaken. In addition, a survey of recent
objectors to multi-unit development applications
in Brimbank was completed.
Stage 2
The focus of Stage 2 was community engagement through
‘Community Café Conversation’ sessions in Sunshine, St
Albans and Sydenham, as well as staffed displays in Keilor
and Deer Park. The sessions took an informal format with a
poster display about the housing strategy, written material
with background information, brief verbal presentations and
group discussions, and opportunities for written feedback.
The sessions were supported with a range of media and
written communication including, social media, FAQ sheets.
Invitations were mailed out to over 6,000 households in
Sunshine, St Albans and Sydenham.
Stage 3
Stage 3 involved the release for consultation, a draft housing
strategy over a period of 6 weeks. This stage included
workshops in St Albans, Sunshine and Sydenham and staffed
displays in Keilor and Deer Park. The workshops featured
a presentation by Council Officers and opportunities for
community members to have input to the housing strategy.
The sessions were supported with a range of media including
advertising in local newspapers, content on Council’s
website, frequently asked question sheets, which were
customised for each planning district.
Stage 4
Stage 4 involved the release for consultation, a final draft
housing strategy for a period of 7 weeks. This stage included
information session in St Albans, Sunshine, Sydenham,
Keilor and Deer Park. The sessions focused on the proposed
‘Housing Policy Areas’ and what they might mean to people’s
local areas.
The sessions were supported by a range of media including
adverting in local newspapers, content on Council’s website
and customer service centres. People on the mailing list
were also updated. Council received nine feedback sheets,
two written submissions and four pro forma submissions.

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What you have told us
There are four consistent themes, the community
has told us throughout the consultation period.
1. Open space
Private open space, particularly for families, was
highlighted as an important issue in many submissions.
The draft strategy focussed on medium and higher density
housing in targeted locations, generally in proximity to town
centres and train stations in the ‘investigation areas’. Many
residents said that if residential development is going to take
place then an adequate amount of quality public open space
should also be provided.
For medium-density sites, the statutory provisions of
ResCode (a State Government policy) requires minimum
standards of private open space. Residents indicated that
the inclusion of open space and landscaping is an important
aesthetic in medium and higher density development. In
finalising the strategy, specific policy provisions and design
guidelines have been considered for private open space and
landscaping in higher density development.
2. Public transport and housing
Generally, residents believed that locating new homes
near public transport is effective and sensible. However,
there are still concerns regarding whether people will
use public transport and the level of congestion if car
use remains dominant. In finalising the strategy, car
parking provisions and initiatives around green travel
plans, and the development of local traffic management
plans has been considered.
3. Local traffic congestion
Many residents raised the issue of increased population
in established areas being linked to concern about increased
traffic congestion. This was often based on existing traffic
levels.
The housing strategy seeks to support new housing around
areas which are well serviced by public transport , providing
the opportunity for convenient access to alternatives to the
car. In finalising the strategy, a more direct link between
the identification of significant change areas to Council’s
program of local area traffic management plans has
been considered.
4. Community infrastructure
Many residents said that additional housing may be
suitable in some locations provided that adequate community
infrastructure was provided. Community infrastructure
includes a variety of physical and social facilities that
support resident’s needs, including health, education
and recreation.
Generally, residents believed developers should contribute
to improving the community infrastructure as part of the
planning approvals process.

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Regional Rail Link
As part of the construction of the Regional Rail Link through
Sunshine, two grade separations will be built on Anderson
Road at the Sydenham/Bendigo line and Melton/ Ballarat
line. These works will require the closure of King Edward
Avenue at Anderson Road.
This closure will affect access and traffic movements in the
Albion area. In response to these changes, the potential for
housing development and the special character and heritage
of the area, it is proposed to prepare a neighbourhood plan
for Albion.
The Albion Neighbourhood Plan will respond to the
pressures of future housing development on the heritage,
character and liveability of Albion. Specifically the plan will
provide guidelines for built form, set out measures for public
realm improvements, accessibility and traffic management
and community infrastructure. The Albion Neighborhood
Plan was prepared with assistance from a community
reference group and in consultation with the Albion
community. It is anticipated to be adopted by Council in late
2013 and recommends a number of actions including pursing
a Neighbourhood Character Overlay to protect character.

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REVIEW OF STRATEGY IN ACCORDANCE WITH NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES 2013
Figure 1: The housing strategy process and what’s next
RESEARCH AND
FOCUS GROUPS
COUNCIL
CONSIDERS
FEEDBACK
WRITTEN
FEEDBACK
REGARDING
CONSULTATION
CONSULTATION
REPORT AVAILABLE
OCTOBER 2011
COMMUNITY CAFE
CONVERSATIONS
DRAFT
HOME AND HOUSED
STRATEGY CONSIDERED
BY PLANNING COMMITTEE - LATE 2011
PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF
DRAFT
HOME AND HOUSED
STRATEGY - LATE 2011
REVIEW OF SUBMISSIONS AND FINAL DRAFT
HOME AND HOUSED
STRATEGY CONSIDERED BY PLANNING COMMITTEE - EARLY 2012
IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIONS 2012 - 2016
MONITOR AND REVIEW OF HOUSING STRATEGY 2016
PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF FINAL DRAFT
HOME AND HOUSE
D STRATEGY - APRIL/MAY 2102
The housing strategy process
REVIEW OF SUBMISSION AND ADOPTION OF
HOME AND HOUSED
STRATEGY CONSIDERED BY COUNCIL MID 2012.

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MY PLACE TO LIVE
1. A PLACE TO LIVE
Connectedness
At the moment, the development of new residential
development, particularly multi-unit housing, is thinly
spread across the Brimbank municipality, with most
new homes tending to be one and two-storey units or
townhouses. Thinly spread development can result in
housing being located far away from public transport,
community services and jobs. It can be worrying for
residents since it doesn’t provide any certainty as to where
new housing will be constructed. It can also be a concern for
developers who prefer certainty regarding suitable locations
to invest.
Good public transport influences new housing, because it
provides access to social activities and job opportunities.
The nearer new housing can be located to good public
transport networks (generally passenger train stations or
Smart Bus services) the better.
ALTHOUGH THINLY SPREAD DEVELOPMENT ALLOWS MANY LANDOWNERS TO CREATE
NEW HOUSING WITHOUT TOO MUCH IMPACT, IT CAN ALSO MEAN THAT HOUSING
ENDS UP BEING LOCATED FAR FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND AMENITIES AND
THAT NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER IS ERODED.
HOW WILL BRIMBANK COUNCIL
ENCOURAGE CONNECTEDNESS?
Promote new housing in and around town
centres with good access to services, facilities,
and transport.
Make changes to the Brimbank Planning
Scheme to implement the housing policy areas
for limited, incremental and substantial change.
Increase the number of new homes
located near to train stations and other
key transport hubs, sometimes through
the use of infill development.
Further investigate areas of Brimbank which
contain single dwelling covenants in areas with
good access to services, facilities and transport.
Consider whether a program for consultation
with beneficiaries about the removal of
covenants would be worthwhile.
Consider whether a program for consultation
with beneficiaries about the removal of
covenants would be worthwhile.
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(SYDENHAM RESIDENT)
One aim of the housing strategy is to allow more people
the choice to live in areas near to public transport and
community hubs. A community hub is made up of a number
of community facilities such as library, school, healthcare
centre, youth club and transport, as well as being near
shops. Examples of community hubs are the Cairnlea Town
Centre, Brimbank Central Shopping Centre, Sunshine Town
Centre and the Lennon Parkway community use precinct in
Derrimut.
Infill development
Brimbank is changing from a growth area on the edge of
metropolitan Melbourne to a middle-suburban municipality.
The way in which development happens will change,
from creating new estate developments to building ‘infill
development’. Infill development is residential development,
usually on a small scale, that takes place on land within
existing residential areas. Infill development is likely to affect
more residents than new estate development has done.
Land suitability
Council believes only land that is suitable for development
should be built on. Housing should not be located too near
to industrial sites or major transport installations such as
airports or busy roads. It should be located in areas that will
not create problems for the natural environment or for the
heritage character of the locality.
HOW WILL COUNCIL MANAGE LAND SUITABILITY?
Avoid home building under airport flight paths
linking to Melbourne Airport.
Limit new home development in areas close
to industrial land.
Discourage development in areas
of environmental significance.
Allow new housing in heritage areas only
if it does not spoil the heritage significance
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Residential density –
finding the right balance
Higher density does not mean high rise development;
it means a greater density than that which currently exists.
It is also relative to the size of the land. For example a four
storey building with open space on a large lot could be
medium density, whereas a row of townhouses on a small
lot could be high density.
Increasing residential density could bring new life to some
town centres in Brimbank. However many Brimbank
residents value their suburban large blocks and current way
of life, which should be protected. A balance needs to be
reached between achieving this and providing housing for
the new residents or Brimbank residents who have different
housing needs due to aging, family or lifestyle.
The right density in one neighbourhood may not be right
for another, however to ensure the right housing future for
existing and future Brimbank residents, some areas will
need to support medium and higher density development,
while others will be able to remain low density.
Strategic redevelopment sites
Old industrial sites, surplus government land holdings,
disused road and rail reserves and under-utilised
commercial sites in Brimbank may be ideal for new
residential development.
To ensure these sites are redeveloped in a suitable way
and that best use is made of the available land, it will be
appropriate to require a development plan to be prepared
for each site. A development plan sets out how development
will take place, the type and location of new housing and
provision of infrastructure, including green open space.
HOW WILL COUNCIL ENCOURAGE THE RIGHT
BALANCE IN HOUSING DENSITY?
Prefer higher density housing in town centres
and on redevelopment sites so that there is the
right number of homes in areas with good access
to services and facilities.
Provide for higher density housing in town
centres that currently lack it, to create
more choice.
Provide for medium density residential
development in areas around town centres.
Promote lower density housing in suburban
areas that do not have easy access to services
and facilities, especially public transport.
Put in place zones as part of the planning
scheme to indicate preferred and non-preferred
areas for new residential developments.
Develop design guidelines for the areas
where denser development will take place.
OPPORTUNITY FOR
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY
RESIDENTIAL
AMENITY AND
HERITAGE
MEETING DIVERSE
HOUSING NEED
BEST USE OF
INFRASTRUCTURE
AND SERVICES
HOUSING
FOR THE NEXT
GENERATION
Figure 2: The balance to be achieve when determining
a denser Brimbank
HOW WILL COUNCIL MAKE THE BEST USE
OF STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT SITES?
Ensure residential development proposals
provide a choice of housing.
Require redevelopment plans to ensure the
potential of strategic sites is properly understood
and that environmental, infrastructure and
other development planning requirements
are considered.
Change planning provisions (where appropriate)
to allow disused industrial and other sites to be
used for building homes.
Ensure environmental audits and other
investigations are completed to ensure
land is suitable for residential use.

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PLANNING
DISTRICT
POPULATION
ISSUES
CURRENT HOUSING HOUSING
ISSUES
HOW WILL COUNCIL
MANAGE THIS ISSUE?
SUNSHINE
Includes:
Sunshine,
North Sunshine,
Albion, West
Sunshine etc
• Significant
population
growth.
• Ageing population.
• Thinly spread
housing, mainly
one or two storey
units or houses.
• Sparse housing in
and around town
centre.
• Need for
more variety
and choice of
housing.
• Manage the significant change to the housing
offered in Sunshine.
• Focus on higher density housing in and around
Sunshine town centre.
• Focus on medium density housing around the edge
of Sunshine town centre, including Albion, Ardeer,
North Sunshine and West Sunshine.
• Prepare a neighbourhood plan for the Albion
area addressing built form, accessibility, traffic
management, and community infrastructure.
• Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood.
DEER PARK
Includes:
Albanvale,
Cairnlea,
Deer Park,
Derrimut
• Moderate
population
growth.
• Thinly spread
housing, mainly
one or two storey
units or houses.
• Housing already
established in
Deer Park.
• Need for
more variety
and choice of
housing.
• Manage the moderate change to the housing
offered in Deer Park.
• Focus on higher density housing in and around Deer
Park town centre and Deer Park railway station.
• Focus on medium density housing around the edge of
Deer Park Town Centre, Brimbank Central, Cairnlea
Town Centre and Lennon Parkway Community Hub.
• Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
• Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
ST ALBANS
Includes:
St Albans,
Kings Park
and Kealba
• Moderate
population
growth.
• Thinly spread
housing, mainly
one or two storey
units or houses in
most suburbs.
• Need for
more variety
and choice of
housing.
• Manage the significant change to the housing
offered in St Albans.
• Focus on higher density housing in and around
St Albans town centre.
• Focus on medium density housing around the edge of
St Albans town centre, Ginifer station and Keilor
Plains station.
• Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
• Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
SYDENHAM
Includes:
Calder Park,
Delahey,
Keilor Downs,
Keilor North,
Sydenham,
parts of
Hillside, Keilor
Lodge and
Taylors Lakes
• Moderate
population
growth.
• Thinly spread
housing, mainly
one or two storey
units or houses.
• A number of aged
care facilities and
new apartments
are located in
Sydenham.
• Need for
more variety
and choice of
housing.
• Manage the moderate change to the housing
offered in Sydenham.
• Focus on higher density housing in and around
Watergardens town centre and areas north of
Keilor Downs shopping centre.
• Focus on medium density housing around the edge
of Watergardens town centre and areas north of
Keilor Downs shopping centre.
• Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
• Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
KEILOR
Includes:
Keilor, Keilor
Park, parts of
Keilor East,
Tullamarine,
Keilor Lodge
and Taylors
Lakes
• Little population
growth.
• Ageing population.
• A small amount
of thinly spread
housing, mainly
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units or houses.
• Need for
housing that
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at home rather
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into care.
• Manage the limited change to the housing in Keilor.
• Focus medium density housing in and around
Keilor village.
• Retain low density outside Keilor Village.
• Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
• Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
Brimbank Housing Issues and Direction for Planning Districts

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Figure 3: Aerial photo of Brimbank municipality
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Housing choice
The existing housing in Brimbank is quite similar, with more
than three out of every four homes consisting of separate
(detached) dwellings. Only 12.5 per cent of housing stock is
‘medium density’ housing such as flats, units or apartments,
this is 4.9 per cent less than recorded in 2006. The 2012
census shows that public housing makes up only 23 per
cent of total housing in Brimbank, compared to the western
region of average of 3 per cent, indicating that Brimbank
needs greater affordable housing options.
Brimbank has a high level of home ownership, with almost
three out of every four residents owning, or in the process
of buying their own home. However, many home occupants
experience ‘housing stress’. In other words they spend more
than a third of their income on housing, leaving little extra
money.
Some houses in Brimbank are in poor condition. For
residents with limited finances, repairs and maintenance
can be difficult. Minor faults left alone can lead to greater
problems and affect the living conditions of residents.
For example, a leaking roof can later weaken the building
structure.
2. A HOME FOR EVERYBODY
THE BRIMBANK COMMUNITY IS A DIVERSE MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY. IN SOME
AREAS RESIDENTS’ INCOME IS FAIRLY LOW. WHILE BRIMBANK HAS HISTORICALLY
BEEN AN AFFORDABLE PLACE TO RENT OR BUY, LIVING IN BRIMBANK IS BECOMING
MORE EXPENSIVE.
Figure 4: 2012 Census - Brimbank public housing and medium
density housing stock.
Total public housing in
Brimbank
Brimbank total public housing
Total Public Houing
97.7%
2.3%
12.5%
87.5%
Brimbank total public housing
Total Public Houing
97.7%
2.3%
12.5%
87.5%
Total housing
Total medium density
housing stock in Brimbank
Total housing stock
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Adaptable housing
Providing adaptable housing creates the opportunity for
people of all abilities and ages to live and stay in their home
and the local community as their needs change over time.
Adaptable housing:
• Is good design for everyone.
• Is usually possible at relatively little extra cost.
• Provides safer houses.
• Supports existing community and family networks.
• Can be used by people with any level of ability.
Design that supports adaptable housing includes:
• Ensuring one room that can be used as a bedroom
and one full bathroom are located downstairs in new
multi-level homes.
• Constructing the dwelling in a way to enable walls
to be moved (e.g. walls without structural load bearing
properties) to alter the layout to suit the changing needs
of a household over time.
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FAST FACTS
AT THE 2006 CENSUS, OVER 40 PER CENT OF
BRIMBANK’S POPULATION RECEIVES EITHER
A HEALTH CARE CARD OR PENSION CARD.
HOW WILL COUNCIL SUPPORT
ADAPTABLE HOUSING?
Encourage new development to use
adaptable design.
Advocate to the Australian Building Code
Board to incorporate into the Building Code
of Australia a requirement that a percentage of
all multi-unit development is adaptable housing.
Talk to the State Government about creating
a regulatory framework for adaptable housing.
ACCESSIBLE HOUSING
Housing that allows full access and use by all
occupants and visitors, including those who need
to use a wheelchair, or who have acquired brain
injury, balance problems, reduced limb functioning
or temporary immobility due to accidents and illness,
as well as parents or carers with young children.

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Social housing
Social housing includes indigenous, public and community
housing.
• Indigenous housing is housing provided for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people. It is usually provided
by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments,
as well as indigenous housing organisations
(such as Aboriginal Housing Victoria).
• Public housing is housing provided by the government
for individuals and families on low incomes. It is usually
fully funded and provided for the most vulnerable in the
community, especially those who have recently been
homeless or need specialised support.
• Community housing is housing delivered through
a partnership between State Government and
registered housing associations or housing providers.
It is usually provided to individuals and families
on low to moderate incomes.
HOW WILL COUNCIL SUPPORT SOCIAL HOUSING?
Ensure the existing social housing is
safeguarded while also encouraging
further provision.
Talk to the Office of Housing about the
maintenance or replacement of residential
buildings in poor condition.
Facilitate the provision of indigenous,
public and community housing.
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Protecting diversity
If the Brimbank community wants to ensure a vibrant and
sustainable future, then housing options for residents from
all age groups and backgrounds will need to be offered.
In the future the size of the average household is expected
to drop, with more people living alone.
Also, there are a number of groups in the community
who have special housing needs:
• Older people.
• Younger people (including students).
• People with a disability.
• Women, families and children
(including those escaping family violence).
• Indigenous people.
• New settlers (refugee and migrant background).
• People experiencing homelessness
or inadequate housing.
Housing affordability
With housing prices across most suburbs in Brimbank
increasing faster than incomes, it will be more difficult
for people to afford housing in the future.
There are a number of benefits in creating affordable
housing, including:
• Meeting the needs of the growing number of smaller
households with low incomes.
• Ensuring that all communities’ housing costs are
affordable enough to allow them to pay for education,
transport, healthcare and other of life’s essentials.
• Contributing to the development of a vibrant community
by enabling people at all stages of life and on different
incomes to be residents.
• Reducing homelessness within the community.
Affordable living
Housing affordability is not just about purchase price
of a dwelling but also about the cost of living. The utility
costs in running a household (heating, cooling, electricity,
gas and water) can be influenced by the structure and
environmental performance of a building. The location of
housing also influences living costs, in areas with limited
public transport residents have little choice but to spend
money on using their own cars.
HOW WILL COUNCIL IMPROVE
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY?
Encourage developers to create housing
at different price points.
Investigate areas that have a high need
for affordable and crisis housing.
Promote higher density housing in town centres
as a means to provide cost effective housing.
Encourage developers of major residential sites
to include a proportion of affordable housing
options, including through partnerships with
community housing associations.
Develop partnerships with State Government,
housing support agencies and community
groups to facilitate the development of more
community housing and crisis accommodation
in Brimbank.
HOW WILL COUNCIL CREATE MORE CHOICE
OF HOUSING OVERALL?
Increase the choice of housing, in terms of
style of home, size and number of bedrooms.
Encourage social housing to be part of a mix,
along with private housing, in new residential
development so there is a diversity of people
living in Brimbank.
Encourage more specially designed housing to
meet the needs of people such as young people,
older people or people with a disability.
Use affordable, accessible and adaptable
housing design when developing new housing.
Look at how to help lower income residents
undertake essential repairs and maintenance.
FAST FACTS
HOUSING PRICES ACROSS MOST SUBURBS
WITHIN BRIMBANK ARE INCREASING FASTER
THAN INCOMES.
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Infrastructure and services
The housing strategy sets out actions to ensure
infrastructure such as roads, parking and green open
spaces is adequate to support the building of new
homes and future population growth.
Housing and open space
The provision of private and community open space is an
important part of housing development. It is important for
new medium and higher density development to provide
private open space and/or be encouraged in locations
which are in easy walking distance to public open space
for residents to enjoy. Council will be increasing the open
space requirements for new homes in the Neighbourhood
Residential and ensuring open spaces are wider and more
useable in the General Residential Zone.
HOW WILL COUNCIL SUPPORT
INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES?
Measure the value of key infrastructure
including green open space, car parking and
roads in relation to housing development.
Ensure that new housing supports the
maintenance and upgrading of local
infrastructure, including the use of
development contributions.
Talk to the relevant authorities to plan
and coordinate physical infrastructure such
as telecommunications, power and water
with housing development for the future.
3. A LIVEABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD
THINGS LIKE INFRASTRUCTURE, SERVICES AND GREEN OPEN SPACE, NEIGHBOURHOOD
CHARACTER, CONVENIENCE, ARCHITECTURAL MERIT AND THE ENVIRONMENT ARE
IMPORTANT IN CREATING LIVEABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS.
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Neighbourhood character
There are areas within Brimbank where housing
developments are changing the character of the streets
by replacing modest dwellings with large modern style
dwellings or multi-unit developments. These new dwellings
don’t always fit well into the surrounding neighbourhood.
Green Neighbourhoods
Brimbank City Council has partnered with western suburb
council’s to develop a strategy called ‘Greening the West’.
This strategy recognises the importance of having green
public and private spaces.
Council is committed to greening open spaces and streets
but also recognises the need for quality landscape settings
around all new housing and residential buildings. This will
enhance our neighbourhood liveability and ensure our
landscape character is enhanced through trees and shrubs.
Quality design
Well-designed places are welcoming and encourage
interaction between members of the community in a
safe and interesting environment. Good urban design
is promoted in Brimbank, both in private developments
and the public realm. For housing, developers are
encouraged to design contemporary, ecologically
sustainable, visually appealing and safe homes that
fit well into their surroundings. Street frontage,
landscaping, building separation, and design of car
parking are all important.
Car parking and
local traffic management
In terms of medium density development, State planning
standards require one car space for a two bedroom
dwelling and two cars spaces for dwellings with three
or more bedrooms. These can be reduced if Council
believes the standard rate is not needed, however they
can not be increased.
Neighbourhood Planning
The first local area Neighbourhood Plan was prepared
for Albion with assistance from a community reference
group and consultation with the Albion community.
Residential design guidelines were prepared to preserve
local character as well as local area traffic management
plans and community wellbeing strategies. The ‘Albion
Neighbourhood Plan’ is anticipated to be completed by
the late 2013.
HOW WILL COUNCIL SUPPORT
NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER?
Protect existing neighbourhoods from
development that might spoil the way
streets look.
Ensure new housing respects neighbourhood
character and heritage values using planning
scheme provisions.
Identify areas undergoing change or where a
‘preferred’ character will be encouraged.
Keep existing canopy trees, and support planting
new canopy trees through by introducing new
requirements the residential zones.
HOW WILL COUNCIL SUPPORT QUALITY DESIGN?
Encourage design that respects the existing
or preferred neighbourhood character using
planning scheme provisions.
Investigate how housing design might respond
to different cultural and religious preferences.
Investigate using planning controls to support
quality design.
FAST FACTS
A STUDY OF OBJECTIONS TO BRIMBANK MULTI
UNIT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS FOUND THAT
THE MOST COMMON REASON RESIDENTS DIDN’T
LIKE THEM WAS DUE TO INCREASED TRAFFIC AND
CONGESTION AND IMPACT ON STREET CAR PARKING.
HOW WILL COUNCIL ENCOURAGE THE
RIGHT LEVEL OF CAR PARKING AND LOCAL
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT?
Ensure car parking is provided to match
car ownership of residents, the capacity of
the local street network and the availability
of public transport.
Allow less car parking for new homes
in places where alternative transport will
be available.
Encourage green travel plans for higher density
residential developments.
Encourage the inclusion of car parking as part
of building design, including underground, but
recognise that the basalt geology of Brimbank
may limit options in some locations.
Coordinate local area traffic management plans
with areas where more homes are planned.
Develop design guidelines to specify
circumstances where double storey unit
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Environmentally sustainable
development
Housing impacts the environment due to the embodied
energy in building materials, the space taken up by housing,
the waste households produce and the energy used.
Dwelling construction using environmentally sustainable
design is better for the environment and is also linked to
health benefits such as improved indoor air quality.
Stormwater reuse and water
sensitive urban design
The built environment has a significant impact on the
wider natural environment. Water Sensitive Urban Design
is important because housing development can create
much greater surface water runoff from roofs, driveways
and other solid ground coverings. This can increase the
risks of flooding, erosion and pollutants entering stormwater.
Water Sensitive Urban Design treats stormwater run-off
before it enters our creeks which helps to protect our native
plants and animals that live in and rely on these ecosystems.
HOW WILL COUNCIL ENCOURAGE
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?
Introduce a sustainable assessment process
as part of the planning permit framework.
Identify educational activities that will encourage
residents to make their homes more sustainable.
Talk to the Australian Building Code Board
about including the 6 Star Green Star Certified
Rating into the Building Code of Australia for
new houses.
Change the planning rules to see developers
to provide for stormwater re-use, underground
storage and Water Sensitive Urban Design in
new housing developments.

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BRIMBANK OVERALL
IMPLEMENTATION
Figure 5: Housing Policy Areas / New Residential Zones
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(LIMITED CHANGE AREA)
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(INCREMENTAL CHANGE AREA)
RESIDENTIAL GROWTH ZONE
(SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE AREA)
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT AREAS
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS AND TOWN CENTRES
(INCLUDES MULTI LEVEL RESIDENTIAL)
TRAIN STATION
VLINE SERVICES
(FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION)
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BRIMBANK OVERALL
Residential lots in Neighbourhood Residential Zone
(limited change) 45,756
Residential lots in Residential Growth Zone
(substantial change) 2,829
Residential lots in General Residential Zone
(incremental change) 24,003
POPULATION INCREASE
BY 2021 (ID FORECAST)
Existing: 191,084
Forecast by 2021: Between 201,691 (id forecast) and 210,100 (Victoria in Futures 2012)
Increase:
Between
10,607
(id forecast) and
19,138
(Victoria in Futures 2012) – works out
to between
1,060 to 1913 people per year.
NUMBER OF NEW HOUSEHOLDS
BY 2021
Existing: 65,757
Forecast by 2021: 70,849
Increase: 5,092
– works out to about
509 per year.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE BY 2021
Average of 2.8 people per household
LIMITED CHANGE
• Lots within limited change area: 45,756 lots (63.03%)
• Housing style to be 1 and 2 storey detached dwellings with a limited number
of dual occupancies, villa units and townhouses.
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
• Lots within incremental change area: 24,003 lots (33.07%)
• Housing style to be 1 and 2 storey detached dwellings and some dual occupancies,
villa units and townhouses.
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE
• Lots within substantial change area: 2,829 lots (3.90%)
• Housing style in town centres to be townhouses, shop tops and apartments of between
2 and 9 storeys based on the relevant structure plan or urban design framework.
• Housing style outside of town centres to be detached dwellings, dual occupancies, villa
units and townhouses, shop tops and some mid-rise apartments of between 1 and 4 storeys.
33.07%
63.03%
3.90%
WHY IS COUNCIL DOING THIS?
Change and population growth is inevitable; Council can
not limit this growth, however can use planning controls
to encourage housing in the Substantial Change Areas
and protect the valued suburban character of the
municipality in the Incremental and Limited Change
Areas. Only about 7% of residentially zoned land in
Brimbank is in a Substantial Change Area. These areas
have good access to services and facilities, including
public transport.
Housing policy areas have been identified based on an
assessment of accessibility to services and facilities
as well as the physical attributes of land and land use
controls. Council developed the Interactive Multivariable
Analysis Tool (IMAT) which measures the level of
liveability, development capacity and site suitability of
all registered land in the municipality. The IMAT ensures
evidence based strategic planning and has used to
determine housing policy areas.
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LIMITED CHANGE
HOUSING POLICY AREA
(NEIGHBOURHOOD
RESIDENTIAL ZONE)
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
HOUSING POLICY AREA
(GENERAL
RESIDENTIAL ZONE)
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE
HOUSING POLICY AREA
(RESIDENTIAL
GROWTH ZONE)
OBJECTIVE
Lower density and low scale
development in suburban areas
valued by the community, which
may only have access to a limited
range of services and facilities,
including public transport.
Lower to medium density and
low scale development in areas
with access to a reasonable
range of services and facilities,
including public transport.
Medium to higher density and
mid-rise development in areas
with good access to services
an facilities, including fixed-rail
public transport.
APPLIES TO
Over 45,000 lots
63% of residential areas.
Over 24,000 lots
33.1% of residential areas.
Less than 3,000 lots
3.9% of residential areas.
PROPOSED NEW ZONES
Neighbourhood Residential Zone
Modifications to vary certain
ResCode standards, including
lesser allowable site coverage,
greater private open space,
landscaping and setback
requirements.
Two storey height limit.
General Residential Zone
Modification to vary certain
ResCode standards including
open space requirements,
greater landscaping and
setback requirements.
Three storey height limit.
Residential Growth Zone
Modifications to allow greater
site coverage, lesser private
open space.
Four storey height limit.
STRATEGIC
JUSTIFICATION
Amendment to the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) to reflect the direction of the housing strategy,
including the new residential zones. The MSS sets out high level strategic justification and land-use
direction for the future development and improvement of the municipality.
The MSS is part of the Brimbank Planning Scheme.
OTHER
Design guidelines specific to
the Neighbourhood Residential
Zone to provide guidance to the
requirements of ResCode and
the schedule to the zone on the
separation between dwellings,
enhancing garden character
and protecting streetscapes.
Design guidelines specific
to the General Residential
Zone to provide guidance to
the requirements of ResCode
and the schedule to the zone,
to ensure dwellings are well
designed and site responsive
so that the amenity of adjoining
residents is not unreasonably
impacted.
Design guidelines specific
to the Residential Growth
Zone to provide guidance to
the requirements of ResCode
and the schedule to the zone,
to ensure high quality medium
and higher density design that
includes important elements
such as landscaping and
contributes to the overall
amenity of town centres.
Following community consultation in late 2013, the Minister for Planning will make a decision regarding the application
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The Housing Strategy will be implemented as part of the Brimbank Planning Scheme through an amendment to the Municipal
Strategic Statement and new provisions in residential zones. ResCode is the State Government’s residential design code for
Victoria. It is a provision in the Brimbank Planning Scheme, located at Clause 55 and 54. The relevant provisions of ResCode
apply to lots less than 300 square meters and for developments of two or more homes on a lot.
RESCODE STANDARD
(TWO OR MORE HOMES
ON A BLOCK OR LAND)
LIMITED CHANGE
HOUSING POLICY AREA
(NEIGHBOURHOOD
RESIDENTIAL ZONE)
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
HOUSING POLICY AREA
(GENERAL RESIDENTIAL
ZONE)
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE
HOUSING POLICY AREA
(RESIDENTIAL
GROWTH ZONE)
MINIMUM STREET SETBACK
STANDARD B6
The average of the adjoining
properties – the same as the
state provision.
The average of the adjoining
properties – the same as the
state provision.
The average of the adjoining
properties – the same as the
state provision.
BUILDING HEIGHT
STANDARD B7
Standard maximum of
2 storeys.
Standard maximum of
3 storeys.
Standard maximum of
4 storeys.
SITE COVERAGE
STANDARD B8
The site area covered
by buildings should not
exceed 50%.
The site area covered by
buildings should not exceed
60% – the same as the standard
provision.
The site area covered
by buildings should not
exceed 70%.
SIDE AND REAR SETBACKS
STANDARD B17
The standard state
provision applies.
The average of the adjoining
properties – the same as the
state provision.
The average of the adjoining
properties – the same as
the state provision.
CAR PARKING
B16
In accordance with the state
standard provisions, car parking
for residents should be:
• One space for each one
or two bedroom dwelling.
• Two spaces for each three
or more bedroom dwelling,
with one space under cover.
In accordance with the state
standard provisions, car parking
for residents should be:
• One space for each one
or two bedroom dwelling.
• Two spaces for each three
or more bedroom dwelling,
with one space under cover.
State standard car parking
requirements should usually
be met. A reduction may be
considered based on other
factors, including public
transport availability.
Developments of five or more
dwellings should provide visitor
car parking of one space for
every five dwellings, as well
as bicycle parking spaces.
PRIVATE OPEN SPACE
STANDARD B28
A dwelling or residential building
should have private open space at
ground floor level, located to side
or rear of the dwelling consisting
of 60 square metres with one
part of the private open space to
consist of secluded private open
space with a minimum area of
40 square metres, a minimum
dimension of 5 metres.
Private open space must be
located behind the facade of the
dwelling or residential building
and should have convenient
access from a living room.
A dwelling or residential building
should have private open space
consisting of 40 square metres
with one part of the private open
space to consist of secluded
private open space with a
minimum area of 25 square
metres, a minimum dimension
of 4 metres.
Private open space should not be
located in the front setback of a
dwelling or residential building
and should have convenient
access from a living room.
A dwelling or residential
building should have private
open space of between 20 to
40 square meters at ground
level or a balcony of between
8 and 12 square metres with
a minimum width of 2 metres.
Private open space located
in the front setback should
have a minimum dimension
of 3 metres, integrate with
the street, be landscaped
and have convenient access
from a living room.
New schedules to the residential zones are propose which will provide local variations specific to Brimbank and are based on the provisions
outlined above.
The State Government has recently announced a ‘Code Assessment’ process aimed at reducing the time associated
with permit applications which are determined to be simple and low-impact. If this is implemented as part of the
Victorian Planning Provisions the changes outlined above will be reviewed.

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Will the housing strategy
affect my property?
The housing strategy identifies new ‘housing policy areas’
where new housing will be favoured and areas where it
will be discouraged. The housing strategy provides policy
direction for each of the housing policy areas and identifies
new residential zones and planning scheme provisions
(planning rules) for residential development.
Changes to the planning scheme provisions to implement
new policy will be publicly consulted on during the last
quarter of 2013 before a planning scheme amendment is
undertaken which will put the new residential zones and
associated development rules into place.
The implementation of the housing strategy includes
applying the three new residential zones, an update to the
Municipal Strategic Statement and the inclusion of schedules
to the residential zone which will tailor development
requirements to local areas.
The new residential zones may change the type of homes
that can be built in your street, neighbourhood and town
centre. You will still be notified about unit, townhouse or
apartment proposals which adjoining your land, and you
will still be able to have your say.

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APPENDIX 1
Glossary of Terms
ADAPTABLE HOUSING
Housing designed to be used by all people to the greatest
extent possible over time. This includes changes in family
size and people with a temporary or permanent injury or
a chronic illness. An adaptable house is designed in such
a way that it is, or can be easily altered, to meet changing
household needs. It is based on the premise that well
designed housing reduces the risk of injury, ill health and the
need to be put into care.
ACCESSIBLE HOUSING
Accessible housing allows full access and use by all
occupants and visitors. To be defined as accessible housing
a dwelling must contain no physical barriers and be user
friendly for people of all abilities including individuals with
wheelchair dependency, acquired brain injury, balance
problems, reduced limb functioning, temporary immobility
due to accidents and illness, parents/carers with young
children in prams, pushers and bikes, etc.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Well-located housing, appropriate to the needs of a
particular household, where the cost (whether mortgage
repayments or rent) is no more than 30 per cent of that
household’s income. Paying more than this places people
under ‘housing stress’, particularly those on lower incomes.
AMENITY
The quality of an area that contributes to its pleasantness
and attractiveness. Can include the visual quality and
noise levels.
COMMUNITY HOUSING
Community housing is housing delivered through
a partnership between State Government and registered
housing associations or housing providers and is
usually provided to individuals and families on low
to moderate incomes.
COMMUNITY HUB
A community hub occurs where a number of facilities such
as library, school, healthcare centre and transport are
located close to each other.
DEVELOPMENT
The construction or exterior alteration or decoration of a
building; the demolition or removal of a building or works;
the construction or carrying out of works; the subdivision
or consolidation of land, including buildings or airspace;
and the placing or relocation of a building or works on land.
DWELLING
A residential building of a standard suitable to be lived in.
ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Housing and other building elements that respect the natural
environment and reduced energy wastage and pollution.
GREEN TRAVEL PLAN
A green travel plan is a system that means residents may
not need to own or use a car. It can involve car sharing,
walking, cycling, public transport or a mix of all these.
HOMELESSNESS
Homelessness can be:
• Primary: people without conventional accommodation,
such as those living on the streets, in cars or in squats.
• Secondary: people in temporary accommodation
such as friend’s homes, boarding houses or crisis
accommodation.
• Tertiary: people who live in boarding houses
on a medium to long-term basis.
HOUSING DENSITY (OR ‘RESIDENTIAL DENSITY’)
The number of dwellings or residential buildings in an area:
• Higher density housing - Built form whish is generally
4 storeys or higher and or consisting of 50 dwellings
or more a hectare.
• Medium density housing – Small scale, infill
development, comprising more than one dwelling
on a lot.
HOUSEHOLD
One or more persons living in a private dwelling.
HOUSING STOCK
The dwellings (either occupied or unoccupied) in an area.
‘INFILL’ DEVELOPMENT
Residential development, usually of a relatively small scale,
on redevelopment sites in established urban areas. This
usually takes place on vacant or underutilised land, including
land previously used for another purpose such as industry
or schools. Infill development is sometimes referred to as
‘intensification’ of existing areas.

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INFRASTRUCTURE
The vital elements of a place that enable or support people
living there, such as physical infrastructure roads, railways,
drainage, sewerage etc. and social infrastructure such as
schools, open space, medical centres, childcare etc.
MUNICIPALITY
The area of governed by a given council, in this case,
the City of Brimbank.
OPEN SPACE
Parks, playgrounds, green spaces and other open areas that
are reserved or made available for the purpose of recreation
and play or formal and informal sport. It may sometimes be
used for the conservation of natural environments or urban
stormwater management.
PUBLIC HOUSING
Government owned housing leased to low-income
or at-risk households.
PUBLIC REALM
Spaces, linkages or built elements in a given area that
are accessible to the public.
RES CODE
ResCode is the State Government’s residential design
code for Victoria. It is a provision in the Brimbank Planning
Scheme, located at Clause 55 and 54. The relevant provisions
of ResCode apply to lots less than 300 square meters and for
developments of two or more homes.
SOCIAL HOUSING
Public and community housing.
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT SITES
Sites in areas not originally used for housing, but that might
be converted into housing. Examples include government
land, derelict industrial land or disused commercial sites.
TRANSPORT HUB
A transport hub is an area serviced by multiple modes
of transport in close proximately. An example would be
a staffed train station with adjoining bus interchange.
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APPENDIX 2
SOUTH EAST PLANNING DISTRICT
(SUNSHINE & ALBION)
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(LIMITED CHANGE AREA)
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(INCREMENTAL CHANGE AREA)
RESIDENTIAL GROWTH ZONE
(SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE AREA)
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT AREAS
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS AND TOWN CENTRES
(INCLUDES MULTI LEVEL RESIDENTIAL)
TRAIN STATION
VLINE SERVICES
(FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION)
TRAIN LINE
DISTRICT

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SOUTH EAST PLANNING DISTRICT
(SUNSHINE & ALBION)
Residential lots in General Residential Zone
(incremental change) 8,211
POPULATION INCREASE
BY 2021 (ID FORECAST)
Existing: 45,353
Forecast by 2021: 52,509 (*see note)
Increase: 7,156
– works out to about
715 people per year.
NUMBER OF NEW HOMES
BY 2021
Existing: 16,330
Forecast by 2021: 19,101
Increase: 2,771
– works out to about
284 homes per year.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE BY 2021
Average of 2.7 people per household
POPULATION DENSITY
(WHOLE PLANNING DISTRICT)
Existing: 1431 people per sq km
Forecast by 2020: 1715 people per sq km (*see note)
Increase: 284 people per sq km
POPULATION ISSUES
• Significant population growth.
• Ageing population.
CURRENT HOUSING
• Thinly spread housing mainly one or two storey houses or units.
HOUSING ISSUES
• Need for more variety and choice of housing.
LIMITED CHANGE
• Lots within limited change area: 10,246 lots
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
• Lots within incremental change area: 8,211 lots
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE
• Lots within substantial change area: 725 lots
3.78%
53.42%
42.8%
Residential lots in Neighbourhood Residential Zone
(limited change) 10,246
Residential lots in Residential Growth Zone
(substantial change) 725
HOW WILL COUNCIL MANAGE THESE ISSUES?
Manage the significant change to the housing offered.
Focus on higher density housing in and around the
Sunshine town centre.
Focus on medium density housing around the edge
of Sunshine town centre and areas of Albion, Ardeer,
North Sunshine and West Sunshine.
Prepare a neighbourhood plan for the Albion area
addressing built form, accessibility, traffic and
community infrastructure.
Protect remaining residential suburbs, heritage
areas and neighbourhood character.
Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
* Note: Victoria in Future 2012 projection for Brimbank are higher than
the ID forecast. At this time the Victoria in Future 2012 data does not
provide projections at a local level.

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SOUTH WEST PLANNING DISTRICT
(DEER PARK)
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(LIMITED CHANGE AREA)
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(INCREMENTAL CHANGE AREA)
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT AREAS
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS AND TOWN CENTRES
(INCLUDES MULTI LEVEL RESIDENTIAL)
TRAIN STATION
VLINE SERVICES
(FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION)
TRAIN LINE
DISTRICT

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SOUTH WEST PLANNING DISTRICT
(DEER PARK)
BRIMBANK CITY COUNCIL HOUSING STRATEGY ‘HOME AND HOUSED’
POPULATION INCREASE
BY 2021 (ID FORECAST)
Existing: 37.791
Forecast by 2021: 40,257 (*see note)
Increase: 1,419
– works out to about
141 people per year.
NUMBER OF NEW HOMES
BY 2021
Existing: 12,152
Forecast by 2021: 13,466
Increase: 1,314
– works out to about
131 homes per year.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE BY 2021
Average of 3 people per household
POPULATION DENSITY
(WHOLE PLANNING DISTRICT)
Existing: 1314 people per sq km
Forecast by 2020: 1467 people per sq km
Increase: 153 people per sq km
POPULATION ISSUES
• Moderate population growth.
CURRENT HOUSING
• Thinly spread housing, mainly one or two storey units or houses.
• Housing already established in Deer Park.
HOUSING ISSUES
• Need for more variety and choice of housing.
LIMITED CHANGE
• Lots within limited change area: 11,750 lots
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
• Lots within incremental change area: 2,400 lots
83.04%
16.96%
HOW WILL COUNCIL MANAGE THESE ISSUES?
Manage the moderate change to the housing offered
in Deer Park.
Manage any risk associated with the Deer Park
Orica site.
Focus on higher density housing in and around
Deer Park town centre and the Deer Park train station.
Focus on medium density housing around the edge
of Deer Park town centre, Brimbank Central, Cairnlea
town centre and Lennon Parkway Community Hub.
Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
Residential lots in General Residential Zone
(incremental change) 2,400
Residential lots in Neighbourhood Residential Zone
(limited change) 11,750
* Note: Victoria in Future 2012 projection for Brimbank are higher than
the ID forecast. At this time the Victoria in Future 2012 data does not
provide projections at a local level.

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CENTRAL PLANNING DISTRICT
(ST ALBANS, GINIFER, KEILOR PLAINS)
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(LIMITED CHANGE AREA)
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(INCREMENTAL CHANGE AREA)
RESIDENTIAL GROWTH ZONE
(SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE AREA)
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT AREAS
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS AND TOWN CENTRES
(INCLUDES MULTI LEVEL RESIDENTIAL)
TRAIN STATION
VLINE SERVICES
(FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION)
TRAIN LINE
DISTRICT

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CENTRAL PLANNING DISTRICT
(ST ALBANS, GINIFER, KEILOR PLAINS)
POPULATION INCREASE
BY 2021 (ID FORECAST)
Existing: 48,727
Forecast by 2021: 49,464 (*see note)
Increase: 737
– works out to about
73 people per year.
NUMBER OF NEW HOMES
BY 2021
Existing: 17,009
Forecast by 2021: 17,790
Increase: 781
– works out to about
78 homes per year.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE BY 2021
Average of 2.8 people per household
POPULATION DENSITY
(WHOLE PLANNING DISTRICT)
Existing: 2598 people per sq km
Forecast by 2020: 2733 people per sq km
Increase: 135 people per sq km
POPULATION ISSUES
• Moderate population growth.
CURRENT HOUSING
• Thinly spread housing, mainly one or two storey units or houses in most suburbs.
HOUSING ISSUES
• Need for more variety and choice of housing.
LIMITED CHANGE
• Lots within limited change area: 6,383 lots
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
• Lots within incremental change area: 10,692 lots
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE
• Lots within substantial change area: 1,810 lots
33.8%
56.62%
9.58%
HOW WILL COUNCIL MANAGE THESE ISSUES?
Manage the significant change to the housing
offered in St Albans.
Focus on higher density housing in and around St Albans
town centre and Keilor Downs shopping centre.
Focus on medium density housing around the edge
of St Albans town centre, Ginifer station and
Keilor Plains station.
Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
Residential lots in General Residential Zone
(incremental change) 10,692
Residential lots in Neighbourhood Residential Zone
(limited change) 6,383
Residential lots in Residential Growth Zone
(substantial change) 1,810
* Note: Victoria in Future 2012 projection for Brimbank are higher than
the ID forecast. At this time the Victoria in Future 2012 data does not
provide projections at a local level.

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NORTH WEST PLANNING DISTRICT
(SYDENHAM)
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(LIMITED CHANGE AREA)
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(INCREMENTAL CHANGE AREA)
RESIDENTIAL GROWTH ZONE
(SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE AREA)
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT AREAS
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS AND TOWN CENTRES
(INCLUDES MULTI LEVEL RESIDENTIAL)
TRAIN STATION
VLINE SERVICES
(FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION)
TRAIN LINE
DISTRICT

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NORTH WEST PLANNING DISTRICT
(SYDENHAM)
POPULATION INCREASE
BY 2021 (ID FORECAST)
Existing: 48,613
Forecast by 2021: 49,275 (*see note)
Increase: 662
– works out to about
66 people per year.
NUMBER OF NEW HOMES
BY 2021
Existing: 15,479
Forecast by 2021: 16,571
Increase: 1,092
– works out to about
100 homes per year.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE BY 2021
Average of 2.97 people per household
POPULATION DENSITY
(WHOLE PLANNING DISTRICT)
Existing: 1555 people per sq km
Forecast by 2020: 1635 people per sq km
Increase: 80 people per sq km
POPULATION ISSUES
• Moderate population growth.
CURRENT HOUSING
• Thinly spread housing, mainly one or two storey units or houses.
• A number of aged care facilities and new apartments are located in Sydenham.
HOUSING ISSUES
• Need for more variety and choice of housing.
LIMITED CHANGE
• Lots within limited change area: 13,323 lots
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
• Lots within incremental change area: 2,583 lots
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE
• Lots within substantial change area: 294 lots
82.24%
1.81% 15.94%
HOW WILL COUNCIL MANAGE THESE ISSUES?
Manage the moderate change to the housing
offered in Sydenham and Taylors Lakes.
Focus on higher density housing in and around
Watergardens town centre.
Focus on medium density housing around the edge
of Watergardens town centre and north of Keilor
Downs shopping centre.
Protect remaining residential suburbs and
neighbourhood character.
Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
Residential lots in General Residential Zone
(incremental change) 2,583
Residential lots in Neighbourhood Residential Zone
(limited change) 13,323
Residential lots in Residential Growth Zone
(substantial change) 294
* Note: Victoria in Future 2012 projection for Brimbank are higher than
the ID forecast. At this time the Victoria in Future 2012 data does not
provide projections at a local level.

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NORTH EAST PLANNING DISTRICT
(KEILOR)
NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(LIMITED CHANGE AREA)
GENERAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE
(INCREMENTAL CHANGE AREA)
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT AREAS
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS AND TOWN CENTRES
(INCLUDES MULTI LEVEL RESIDENTIAL)
TRAIN STATION
VLINE SERVICES
(FUTURE ELECTRIFICATION)
TRAIN LINE
DISTRICT

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NORTH EAST PLANNING DISTRICT
(KEILOR)
HOW WILL COUNCIL MANAGE THESE ISSUES?
Manage the limited change to housing in Keilor.
Focus medium density housing in and around
Keilor village.
Retain low density outside Keilor Village.
Protect residential suburbs and neighbourhood
character.
Ensure adequate physical and social infrastructure,
including green open space.
POPULATION INCREASE
BY 2021 (ID FORECAST)
Existing: 10,600
Forecast by 2021: 10,598 (*see note)
Decrease: -2
– works out to be consistent population numbers per year.
NUMBER OF NEW HOMES
BY 2021
Existing: 3,787
Forecast by 2021: 3,922
Increase: 135
– works out to almost
13 homes per year.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE BY 2021
Average of 2.7 people per household
POPULATION DENSITY
(WHOLE PLANNING DISTRICT)
Existing: 571 people per sq km
Forecast by 2020: 605 people per sq km
Decrease: 34 people per sq km
POPULATION ISSUES
• Little population growth.
• Ageing population.
CURRENT HOUSING
• A small amount of thinly spread housing, mainly one or two storey units or houses.
HOUSING ISSUES
• Need for housing that enables the elderly to continue living at home
rather than moving into care.
LIMITED CHANGE
• Lots within limited change area: 4,054 lots
INCREMENTAL CHANGE
• Lots within incremental change area: 117 lots
97.19%
2.81%
Residential lots in General Residential Zone
(incremental change) 117
Residential lots in Neighbourhood Residential Zone
(limited change) 4,054
* Note: Victoria in Future 2012 projection for Brimbank are higher than
the ID forecast. At this time the Victoria in Future 2012 data does not
provide projections at a local level.

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RESOURCES AND BUDGET
The following actions and implementation outline how Council will address the issues presented in the Housing Strategy. The
actions and implementation follow the three themes which appear in the draft strategy: A Place to Live; A Home for Everybody;
and A Liveable Neighbourhood. All actions and implementation is subject to Councils’s annual Council Plan and budget process.
Action and Implementation
THE HOME AND HOUSED STRATEGY IS IN TWO PARTS. PART ONE IS THE STRATEGY
ITSELF, PART TWO IS THE ACTION AND IMPLEMENTATIONS, WHICH FORMS THIS
DOCUMENT. THE BACKGROUND REPORT IS THE PRECURSOR TO THESE REPORTS.
The actions and implementation which follow have been derived from the issues raised in the draft housing strategy,
informed by the Home and Housed Background Report and the Consultation Stage 1 and 4 Key Finding reports.
BACKGROUND
STAGE 1
CONSULTATION
AND RESEARCH
BACKGROUND
STAGE 2
CONSULTATION
AND KEY
FINDING
REPORT
BACKGROUND
HOME & HOUSED
BACKGROUND
REPORT
SEPTEMBER
2011
HOUSING
STRATEGY
PART 1
DRAFT HOME
& HOUSED
STRATEGY
ADOPTED
BY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 2011
STAGE 4
CONSULTATION
AND KEY
FINDINGS
REPORT
JUNE 2012
STAGE 3
CONSULTATION
AND KEY
FINDINGS
REPORT
JANUARY 2012
Figure 6: The reports that form the suite of Housing Strategy documents
CONSULTATION
OF DRAFT
PUBLIC
CONSULTATION
OF THE DRAFT
HOUSING
STRATEGY,
NOVEMBER TO
DECEMBER 2011
APPENDIX 3
CONSULTATION
OF FINAL DRAFT
PUBLIC
CONSULTATION
OF THE FINAL
DRAFT HOUSING
STRATEGY,
APRIL TO
MAY 2012
ADOPTED
HOUSING
STRATEGY
PART 1 ‘HOME
AND HOUSED’
STRATEGY
AUGUST 2012
ADOPTED
HOUSING
STRATEGY
PART 2 ‘HOME
AND HOUSED’
ACTIONS AND
IMPLEMENTATION
AUGUST 2012
REVISED
HOUSING
STRATEGY –
IN RESPONSE TO
ZONE REFORMS
RELEASED
BY STATE
GOVERNMENT
OCTOBER 2013
NEW
RESIDENTIAL
ZONES
APPROVED BY
THE MINISTER
FOR PLANNING
AND GAZETTED
2014
ADOPTED
REVISED
HOUSING
STRATEGY -
2014

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1.1 Strategic Actions – Housing in Appropriate Locations
VISION:
NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WILL BE FOCUSSED IN AND AROUND TOWN CENTRES. THESE TOWN
CENTRES WILL HAVE GOOD ACCESS TO SERVICES AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING FREQUENT, WELL-SERVICED
AND CONNECTED PUBLIC TRANSPORT. THE PERCENTAGE OF NEW DWELLINGS (WITHIN 800M OF TRAIN
STATIONS) WILL INCREASE FROM 16 PERCENT IN 2011 TO 30 PERCENT BY 2021.
A PLACE TO LIVE
HOUSING IN APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Implement the visions and strategies
for housing in appropriate locations in
the Municipal Strategic Statement.
City Planning and City Strategy High
Ongoing
B
Apply specific planning provisions in
accordance with any future change to
residential planning controls presented
by the State Government.
Strategic Planning and
Department of Planning and
Community Development
High
June 2014
C
Prepare planning scheme amendment
to implement Housing Policy Areas
(‘substantial change), (‘incremental’)
and (‘limited’) change areas, as
presented in the Housing Policy Map.
Strategic Planning
High
February 2014
D
Review the housing capacity assessments
prepared for Brimbank by the Department
of Planning and Community Development
to ensure consistency with work prepared
by Council.
Strategic Planning
Medium To be determined by State
Government department –
Department of Planning and
Community Development
(when the information is
released).
E
Increase the amount of housing in and
around town centres with good access
to services, facilities and transport by
promoting higher density living.
City Planning and
Strategic Planning
High
Ongoing
F
Coordinate residential development with
community infrastructure provision,
including health, education and recreation
services and facilities on a district and
neighbourhood basis.
Strategic Planning and
Community Planning and
Development
High
Ongoing

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1.2 Strategic Actions – Land Suitability
VISION:
NEW HOUSING WILL BE LOCATED ON LAND, WHICH IS UNENCUMBERED, AND IN AREAS WHERE OFF SITE
AMENITY CAN BE MANAGED.
LAND SUITABILITY
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Limit residential development under airport
flight paths associated with Melbourne
Airport due to potential noise impacts.
Melbourne Airport and
City Planning
Medium
Ongoing
B
Investigating the new residential
planning controls to limit new residential
development in areas close to industrial
zoned land and other uses with the
potential for off-site amenity impacts.
Strategic Planning and
City Planning
Medium
June 2014
C
Draft new residential planning controls
which allow moderate infill of new
residential development in heritage
precincts provided that the new
development is to the rear of existing
dwellings in accordance with the
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D
Strengthen local policies to limit residential
development in areas subject to the Best
Practice Environmental Management
(BPEM) for former land fill sites.
Strategic Planning
and City Planning
Medium
December 2014
E
Investigate planning tools which limit
residential development on steep
topography, escarpment areas, or other
land with geotechnical limitations.
Strategic Planning
and City Planning
Medium
December 2014
F
Implement Brimbank Planning Scheme
amendments C53, C131 and C141 which
discourage residential development
in areas with existing high quality
native vegetation or other attributes
of environmental significance, which
cannot be conserved or managed through
appropriate offset arrangements.
City Planning
Medium
June 2014
G
Investigate whether a program for
consultation with beneficiaries of single
dwelling covenants about the removal of
said covenants would be worthwhile.
City Development
Medium
June 2015

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1.3 Strategic Actions – Residential Density
VISION:
HIGHER AND MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING WILL BE FOCUSED IN AND AROUND TOWN CENTRES AND
ON SPECIFIC STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT SITES. NEW MEDIUM AND HIGHER DENSITY HOUSING
DEVELOPMENT WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND MAXIMISE DWELLING
YIELD IN AREAS WITH GOOD ACCESS TO SERVICES AND FACILITIES. THE BUILT FORM WILL BE
APPROPRIATE TO ITS LOCATION; ACTIVITY CENTRE HIERARCHY AND PROXIMITY TO SERVICES.
STRATEGIC ACTIONS – RESIDENTIAL DENSITY
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Promote higher density housing –
‘substantial change areas’ and in the
Residential Growth Zone.
Strategic Planning and
City Planning
High
Ongoing
B
Provide for medium density residential
development in – ‘incremental change
areas’ and the general Residential Zone.
Strategic Planning and
City Planning
High
Ongoing
C
Undertake feasibility analysis to determine
the most appropriate built form for the
Housing Policy Areas.
Urban Design,
Strategic Planning and
Economic Development
High
June 2013
D
Promote lower density housing in Housing
Policy Area – ‘limited changes’ through the
Neighbourhood Residential Zone. These
areas are valued by the community due to
their strong traditional suburban character.
Often these areas are not close to services
and facilities, especially public transport to
justify the consideration of medium density
development.
Strategic Planning and
City Development
High
Ongoing
E
Investigate and draft planning scheme
overlays which will see the limited change
areas retain their predominantly detached
dwelling character.
Strategic Planning
Medium
December 2014

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1.4 Strategic Actions – Strategic Redevelopment Sites
VISION:
THE STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT SITES WILL BE DEVELOPED IN AN ORDERLY MANNER
AND A STREAMLINED PROCESS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL, INFRASTRUCTURE
AND OTHER PLANNING PROCESSES ARE ADDRESSED. THE REDEVELOPMENT SITES WILL CONTRIBUTE
TO HOUSING DIVERSITY IN BRIMBANK THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIVERSE HOUSING OPTIONS.
STRATEGIC REDEVELOPMENT SITES
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Establish land redevelopment guidelines
to ensure the feasibility and sustainable
development of strategic sites is properly
understood and that environmental,
infrastructure and other development
planning requirements are considered.
City Strategy and
Urban Design
High
June 2014
B
Prepare and implement development
plans for all strategic redevelopment sites
and surplus government owned land and
consider the preparation a Development
Plan Overlay where appropriate.
City Strategy and
Urban Design
High
Ongoing
C
Identify strategic sites within town centres
and proactively seek to change planning
scheme provisions (where appropriate) to
rezone disused industrial and other sites
(e.g., disused road reserves, under-utilised
commercial land) for residential purposes,
in consultation with landowners .
Strategic Planning
Medium
Ongoing
D
Where appropriate, rezone disused
industrial surplus government land,
disused road reserves, under-utilised
commercial land) for residential purposes.
Strategic Planning
Low -
medium
Ongoing
F
Ensure environmental audits and other
investigations are completed prior to the
development of land for residential use to
ensure land is suitable for residential uses.
Strategic Planning
High
Ongoing

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A HOME FOR EVERYBODY
2.1 Strategic Actions – Housing Stock And Housing Diversity
VISION:
THE DIVERSITY OF HOUSING STOCK IN BRIMBANK WILL INCREASE, IN TERMS OF BUILT FORM, DWELLING
SIZE AND VARIETY IN THE NUMBER OF BEDROOMS TO MEET DIVERSE NEEDS BRIMBANK RESIDENTS SUCH
AS YOUNG PEOPLE (12-25), OLDER PEOPLE (65+) OR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY.
HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING DIVERSITY
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
In all developments of three or more
dwellings, encourage a mix of dwelling
configurations, including bedroom
numbers.
City Planning
High
Ongoing
B
Advocate to the development industry
concerning the changing and diverse
housing needs of the Brimbank community
to better match housing which is
constructed by the market with the needs
of the community. Includes circulating
promotional documents, holding seminars
etc.
Community Planning and
Development, City Strategy
and City Planning
Medium
Ongoing
C
Encourage an increase in specific housing
stock such as registered rooming houses,
hostels, shop top housing (height depending
on Housing Policy Area) and community
housing.
Building Department Community
Wellbeing, City Strategy
Medium
Ongoing
D
Advocate for educational institutions to
take greater responsibility for housing
students and meeting their other living
requirements, particularly for international
students.
Community Wellbeing and City
Strategy
Medium
Ongoing
E
Continue to prepare and promote activity
centre structure plans that clearly identify
residential development opportunities for
a greater diversity of housing in locations
that are suitably serviced by infrastructure
and facilities.
City Strategy
Medium
Ongoing
F
Develop partnerships with community
housing providers and advocate for
increased funding for community housing
programs and crisis accommodation in
Brimbank.
Community Wellbeing
Medium
Ongoing
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HOUSING STOCK AND HOUSING DIVERSITY
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
G
Advocate for housing support programs
and facilitate planning permit applications
that will increase the provision of housing
specific to housing needs not well catered
for in the mainstream housing market,
including housing for older persons;
younger people (including students); people
with a disability; women, families and
children (including those escaping family
violence); indigenous people, new settlers
(refugee and migrant background); and
people experiencing homelessness or
inadequate housing.
City Planning
Medium
Ongoing
H
Ensure the provision of community
housing is integrated within residential
neighbourhoods to ensure linkages with
the general community and social networks
and to avoid physically or socially isolating
people.
Community Wellbeing and
City Development
Medium
Ongoing
I
Provide information to developers about the
demand for, and opportunities to provide
residential aged care accommodation and
other forms of diverse housing within the
municipality. Provide advice regarding
how to deliver this whilst respecting the
surrounding built form and neighbourhood
character.
Community Wellbeing and
City Planning
Low
Ongoing
J
Facilitate planning permit applications
for residential aged care accommodation
and other forms of diverse housing that
are in Substantial and Incremental change
Housing Policy Areas.
City Planning
Low
Ongoing
K
Advocate that the state government
undertake a study of the social and
economic impact of limiting infill residential
development in the proposed limited
change areas. Specifically development
undertaken by existing homeowners in
Brimbank who fund retirement or other
essential household needs, through
residential development of their land.
State Government
Medium -
High
June 2013
L
Encourage development, which provides a
variety in housing stock:
City Planning
High
Ongoing
I
and integrates affordable, accessible
and adaptable housing principles.
Urban Design, City Planning
and Community Planning
and Development
Medium
Ongoing
II
which meets the special needs
of people including: young people,
older people and people with limited
mobility.
City Planning and Community
Planning and Development
Medium
Ongoing

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2.2 Strategic Actions – Housing Affordability
VISION:
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN BRIMBANK WILL IMPROVE THROUGH A MULTI FACETED APPROACH.
THIS INCLUDES INCREASING COMMUNITY HOUSING TO HOUSE OUR RESIDENTS ON LOW INCOMES
AND THROUGH ENCOURAGING SMALLER, WELL LOCATED DWELLINGS WHICH PROVIDE ASSESS TO
SERVICES AND PROVIDE TRANSPORT CHOICES. MEDIUM AND HIGHER DENSITY HOUSING IN ACTIVITY
CENTRES AND AROUND TRAIN STATIONS WILL BE PROMOTED TO HELP PROVIDE COST EFFECTIVE
HOUSING OPTIONS.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Investigate areas in the municipality
which have a high need for affordable
and crisis accommodation, and encourage
registered rooming houses, hotels and
crisis accommodation to be located in
these high need areas.
Community Planning and
Development, Strategic Planning
and City Planning
Medium
December 2012
and ongoing
B
Promote higher density housing in
activity centres as a means to provide
cost effective housing.
City Planning and
Strategic Planning
Medium –
High
Ongoing
C
Encourage developers to provide a mix of
housing types to encourage housing stock
at different price points.
City Planning
High
Ongoing
D
Encourage developers of major residential
sites to include a proportion of affordable
housing options, through partnerships with
Community Housing Associations.
City Planning and Community
Planning and Development
High
Ongoing
E
Investigate options for specifying affordable
housing as part of larger developments
(10 dwellings or more), particularly at the
rezoning stage, secured through Section
173 Agreements.
Community Planning and
Development
High
June 2014
F
Investigate the development of affordable
housing that may involve the use of
financial incentives, regulatory incentives/
dispensations or changed regulatory
requirement such as adopting flexible
planning provisions so that requirements
reflect the needs of occupants (e.g. lower
car parking requirements)
City Strategy and Community
Planning and Development
Medium
June 2016
G
Facilitate, where possible, the timely
construction of housing by streamlining
planning and building approval processes
and enabling the use of innovative
techniques and materials that reduce
the costs of construction.
City Planning
Medium
Ongoing
H
Investigate how Council can help lower
income residents undertake essential
repairs and maintenance.
Community Care
Low
December 2014

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2.3 Strategic Actions – Adaptable Housing and Universal Design
VISION:
AWARENESS AND APPLICATION OF ADAPTABLE HOUSING AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES
WILL BECOME STANDARD IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DWELLINGS.
ADAPTABLE HOUSING AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Provide information to the development
industry in Brimbank on adaptable housing
design including the development and
distribution of promotional documents
regarding the benefits of adaptable
housing.
City Planning and Community
Planning and Development
Medium
June 2015
B
Encourage new development to incorporate
adaptable design principles as per
Australian Standard: Adaptable Housing
AS 4299–1995.
Building and Development
Compliance and City Planning
Medium
Ongoing
C
Advocate to the Australian Building Code
Board to incorporate into the Building
Code of Australia a requirement that a
percentage of all multi-unit development
meets the Australian Standard: Adaptable
Housing AS 4299–1995.
Building and Development
Compliance, City Strategy and
City Planning
Medium
September 2012 and on going
D
Lobby governments for increased subsidies
for home modifications and mobility aids
for ageing in place.
Community Wellbeing
Medium
December 2012 and on going
E
Advocate to the State Government for a
comprehensive regulatory framework
for the provision of adaptable housing
and to expeditiously resolve the current
uncertainties between planning and
building regulations.
Strategic Planning and
Community Planning
and Development
Low
December 2012 and ongoing
F
Develop staff and developer skills with
regard to universal design principles
requirements of the Disability
Discrimination Act 1992.
Community Planning
and Development and
City Planning
Medium
October 2012 and ongoing

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2.4 Strategic Actions – Social Housing
VISION:
BRIMBANK WILL BE A MUNICIPALITY WHICH ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF FOR ITS MOST NEEDY
RESIDENTS FOR SOCIAL, COMMUNITY AND CRISIS HOUSING.
SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY HOUSING
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Support the retention of existing social
housing and encourage expansion to
meet identified needs.
Community Planning and
Development
High
October 2012
and ongoing
B
Conduct a study regarding the implications
of providing concessions to registered
housing agencies in relation to any Council
rate or charge in accordance with section
(1D) of the Local Government Act 1989.
Rating and Revenue and
Community Planning
High
June 2014
C
Develop staff and developer knowledge
regarding the benefits of working with
community housing providers.
Community Planning,
City Planning and
Strategic Planning
Medium
Ongoing
D
Develop a Council-wide process in
collaboration with Council departments
to better facilitate planning permit
applications lodged by community housing
providers including responses involving
housing associations and promotion of
mixed tenure developments.
Community Wellbeing,
Strategic Planning and
City Planning
Medium
October 2012
and ongoing
E
Advocate to the Department of Human
Services and the Office of Housing
regarding the maintenance or replacement
of poor quality and rundown housing stock.
Community Wellbeing
High
Ongoing
F
Investigate opportunities for council
to work in partnership with housing
providers including identifying land
for residential purposes.
Community Wellbeing
and Strategic Planning
Medium
January 2015
G
Council will continue to maintain a list
of registered rooming house and rooming
houses under investigation by the Building
and Compliance and Environmental Health
Services Departments.
Building and Compliance,
Environmental Health Services
and Community Planning and
Development
Medium
Ongoing
H
Encourage social and community
housing to be part of a mix, along with
private housing in residential development
so there is a diversity of people living
in Brimbank.
City Planning and
Community Planning
Medium
Ongoing
I
Advocate for changes to the Planning
and Environment Act 1987 to include
inclusionary zoning.
Strategic Planning and
Community Planning
Medium
Ongoing
J
Investigate opportunities to undertake a
study to quantify the likely amount of social
housing required to meet demand.
Community Wellbeing
and Strategic Planning
Medium
December 2014

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A LIVEABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD
3.1 Strategic Actions – Neighbourhood Amenity
VISION:
RETAIN AND ENHANCE THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AMENITY AND ENSURE NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
DOES NOT UNFAIRLY IMPACT ON THE AMENITY OF OUR EXISTING NEIGHBOURHOODS.
NEIGHBOURHOOD AMENITY
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Protect the traditional suburban
character of streets remote from Town
Centres and public transport through the
implementation of Substantial Change
Housing Policy Area, using the General
Residential Zone
Strategic Planning and
Urban Design
High
June 2014
B
Review vegetation controls in the
Brimbank Planning Scheme that relate
to residential areas to encourage the
retention of existing canopy trees, and
promote the planting of canopy trees
on development sites.
Strategic Planning
and Urban Design
Low
August 2013
C
Investigate mechanisms to address the
issue of double storey development in
the rear of existing dwellings in Limited
Change Housing Policy Areas and in the
Neighbourhood Character Zone.
Strategic Planning
High
March 2013
D
Apply Crime Prevention Through
Environment Design (CPTED) principles
to new residential developments and
pursue a planning scheme amendment
to introduce CPTED principles into the
Municipal Strategic Statement.
City Planning and
Strategic Planning
High
Completed
E
Identify disused heritage sites or sites
that are ready for re-development that
incorporate significant buildings, where
future development can enable the
retention and restoration of heritage
assets. For example, former churches,
halls industrial buildings etc.
Strategic Planning
Low
December 2014
F
Prepare a neighbourhood plan for Albion to
provide for built form, set out measure for
public realm improvements, accessibility,
and traffic management and community
infrastructure.
Strategic Planning
High
December 2013

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3.2 Strategic Actions – Infrastructure and Services
VISION:
PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE MAINTAINED AND UPDATED TO SUPPORT
OUR GROWING POPULATION OF OUR TOWN CENTRES.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Continue to develop the concept of
community hubs by encouraging (subject
to design) co-location of new housing
with community facilities in Substantial
and Incremental Housing Policy Areas
(residential Growth and general residential
Zones) and close to open space.
City Planning and
Strategic Planning
High
Ongoing
B
As the population increases and
households change, monitor the
capacity and performance of key
physical infrastructure including
open space, storm water, public
car parking and roads. Consider
any necessary actions in relation
to deficiencies with capacity or
performance.
Strategic Planning
and Infrastructure
and Engineering
High
Ongoing
C
Prepare a planning scheme amendment
to implement Developer Contribution
provisions for the Sunshine Town Centre
to ensure new housing development
contributes to the future planning
and upgrade of physical and social
infrastructure.
City Strategy
High
June 2014
D
Liaise with the relevant infrastructure
authorities to plan and coordinate the
provision of private physical infrastructure
(telecommunications, power, water,
sewerage).
City Strategy and
Engineering Services
Medium
Ongoing
E
Measure the value of key infrastructure
(including open space, car parking
and roads) with the intent to pursue
a developer contributions scheme.
City Strategy and
Engineering Services
Medium
June 2014

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3.3 Strategic Actions – Housing and Open Space
VISION:
OPEN SPACE PROVISION, MAINTENANCE AND CREATING QUALITY SPACES WILL BE A KEY CONSIDERATION
FOR NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
HOUSING AND OPEN SPACE
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Apply the
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changes to playground and park planning.
City Planning, City Strategy
and Urban Design
Medium
Ongoing
B
Collect a public open space levy under
Clause 52.01 of the Brimbank Planning
Scheme to fund provision and improvement
of open space to meet the increasing
demands of a growing community.
City Strategy, Urban Design,
and City Planning
High
December 2014
C
Prepare an amendment to the Brimbank
Planning Scheme to specify a reduction in
private open space requirements for higher
density housing which is constructed in
close proximity to the hierarchy of public
open space provision under the
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Strategic Planning
and Urban Design
Medium
July 2014
D
Encourage development adjacent to
parkland which creates a positive interface
and demonstrates ‘crime prevention
through environmental design’ (CPTED)
principles, for example through passive
surveillance.
City Planning
and Urban Design
High
Ongoing

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3.4 Strategic Actions – Quality Design
VISION:
NEW HOUSING IN BRIMBANK WILL BE HIGH QUALITY, AND CONSTRUCTED OF ROBUST MATERIALS.
IN AREAS OF HIGH NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER VALUES, NEW HOUSING WILL RESPECT NEIGHBOURHOOD
CHARACTER, IN OTHER AREAS NEW HOUSING WILL BE WELL-DESIGNED AND CONTRIBUTE TO A NEW
NEIGHBOURHOOD CHARACTER.
QUALITY DESIGN
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Encourage contemporary design that
respects the existing or preferred
neighbourhood character and / or heritage
values of the neighbourhood.
City Planning
High
Ongoing
B
Where feasible protect neighbourhood
character and heritage values using
planning scheme provisions.
Strategic Planning
Medium -
High
Ongoing
C
Investigate how housing design might
respond to different cultural and religious
requirements.
Community Planning
and Strategic Planning
Low -
Medium
December 2014
D
Discourage residential development
applications which do not positively
contribute to the streetscape and do not
meet the neighbourhood character and
design detail objectives of Rescode.
City Planning
High
Ongoing
E
In addition to the application of he
Neighbourhood Residential Zone, identify
and investigate the protection of areas
with valued prevailing residential urban
character against development which has
the potential to dramatically alter that
streetscape character.
Strategic Planning
and Urban Design
Medium
July 2013
F
Protect existing canopy trees and support
the planting of new canopy tress on
development sites, especially within the
front setbacks.
City Planning
Medium -
High
Ongoing

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3.5 Strategic Actions – Car Parking and Local Traffic Management
VISION:
EXISTING AND FUTURE CAR PARKING DEMAND AND LOCAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED
WHEN DETERMINING THE LOCATION AND DENSITY OF NEW HOUSING IN BRIMBANK. MORE PEOPLE WILL
BE LIVING CLOSER TO TRAIN STATIONS; ALLOWING PEOPLE TO BECOME RELIANT ON SUSTAINABLE
TRANSPORT AND LESS ON THEIR CARS.
HOUSING IN APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Require the provision of car parking to
satisfy the anticipated demand having
regard to:
• Average car ownership levels
in the area
• Adaptable housing principles
• The capacity of the local street network
to accommodate on street car parking
• The proximity of public transport,
frequency of the service and how
extensive the network it connects to is
• Proximity of on and off-street
car parking
City Planning
High
Ongoing
B
To ensure the parking provision for
new developments does not impact
unreasonably on the availability of
existing on street parking.
City Planning and
Engineering Services
High
Ongoing
C
EEncourage green travel plans during the
planning scheme amendment process and
for higher density residential developments
in Substantial and Incremental Changes
Housing Policy Areas (Residential Growth
and General Residential Zones).
Strategic Planning
and City Planning
High
Ongoing
D
Apply reductions in car parking
requirements only for new residential
developments that are within Substantial
Change Housing Policy Area and only
where sustainable forms of transport are
encouraged within the development,
such as car-share and bicycle lockers.
Engineering Services
High
Ongoing
E
Encourage the inclusion of car parking
as part of building design, including
underground/ basement parking, but
recognise that the basalt geology of
Brimbank may limit options in some
locations.
City Planning and Engineering
Services
High
Ongoing
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HOUSING IN APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
F
Investigate the cost associated with
excavation for basement car parking
in the major activity centres, and the
implications for car parking provision.
City Strategy
Medium
July 2012
G
Prioritise the development of local area
traffic management plans in Substantial
(Residential Growth Zone) and Incremental
(General Residential Zone) Housing Policy
Areas to address traffic congestion.
Strategic Planning and
Engineering Services
Medium
Ongoing
H
Prepare car parking precinct plans,
for the investigation areas nominated
in the housing strategy for housing
intensification in accordance with the
DPCD’s guidelines for town centres and
strategic redevelopment sites which:
• Address the existing and future
requirements for car parking within
the centre or development
• Address the location of any shared
car parking to be developed
• The improvements that will be made
to the public transport network and
other sustainable modes of travel
in lieu of car parking development
• Address the level of contribution per
space and by when the contribution
needs to be paid; and
• Address the specific requirements
of any green travel plan.
Strategic Planning and
Engineering Services
Medium
June 2014
I
Minimise the number of crossovers in
residential streets to maximise on street
parking and minimise the potential conflict
with pedestrians.
City Planning
Low -
Medium
Ongoing

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3.6 Strategic Actions – Environmental Sustainable Development
VISION:
NEW AND EXISTING HOUSING WILL BE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
ACTIONS
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT/S PRIORITY TIMING
A
Investigate the introduction of a
sustainable assessment process
(Sustainable Tool for Environmental
Performance Strategy (STEPS) or
equivalent) as part of the planning
permit assessment process for
residential development.
Strategic Planning,
Environment and
City Planning
Medium
June 2014
B
Promote educational activities,
brochures and or guidelines that
encourage existing residents to
retrofit their existing dwellings to
make their homes more sustainable.
Strategic Planning,
Environment, Building
and Compliance and
City Planning
Medium
June 2015
C
Advocate to the Australian Building
Code Board to incorporate into
the Building Code of Australia, a
requirement that all new dwellings
must achieve a 6 Star Green Star
Certified Rating.
City Planning
Medium
Ongoing

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