Planning Reform - New Secondary Dwelling Code


A new provision has been included into Victorian Planning Schemes which pilots a a code for Secondary Dwellings in Greater Bendigo, Kingston, Moreland and Murrindindi.


The Code will facilitate small scale dwellings on the same lot as an existing or ‘principal’ dwelling in the Residential Growth Zone, General Residential Zone, Neighbourhood Residential Zone, Township Zone and Mixed Use Zone in the four municipalities.


Applications that meet all the code requirements can be considered through the VicSmart pathway. The pilot will run for 7 months depending on its outcomes, the government is considering introduce the code across all Victorian planning schemes.


This is a really constructive reform to make it easier to build more housing in the ‘missing middle’ (or anywhere where the code can be met actually) !


Further details at:


https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/browse-amendments?query=VC186&search_mode=id#Amendments--VC186


(Cover image via: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/policy-and-strategy/smart-planning-program/rules/secondary-dwellings-code )

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