Views on planning changes sought

March 17, 2014 by  

Residents in Moonee Valley have the chance to put forward their views on proposed changes to residential zones this month.

The regulations are being changed in line with State Government changes to residential zones that control what can be built in each area. Three new zones – the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, the Residential Growth Zone and the General Residential Zone – have been introduced to replace the old Residential Zone One, and the Moonee Valley council has now applied the new zones to suburbs in its area.

The changes are now open for community consultation, with residents able to say whether they think the zone is right for their area.

Essendon residents will have the chance to find out more about the proposals at an information session next month. Printing services have also been used to create a map of the new areas, which will be sent to all households this month. For residents who prefer to get their information online, the council has developed an interactive map so homeowners can enter their property details and see exactly how they might be affected.

The Essendon information session takes place on Monday 7th April from 7.30pm to 8pm at the Gannawarra Learning Centre in Essendon North. Submissions must be made to the State Government’s Standing Advisory Committee by Thursday 17th April. For more information, see the Moonee Valley Council website.