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Banyule Housing Strategy

Download our Housing Strategy under Related Information.

Banyule’s population is projected to grow and this growth needs to be managed.

The broad goals of our current housing strategy are:

  • Sustainability - to encourage housing locations with good access to public transport, shops and services, as well as housing that is designed, constructed and used to substantially reduce environmental impacts, particularly for energy consumption, carbon emissions, water conservation and motor vehicle dependency.
  • Affordability - to research and implement new State and Federal Government policy initiatives and local projects to improve the affordability of homes in Banyule.
  • Diversity - to encourage high quality housing stock that complements the existing and preferred neighbourhood character whilst satisfying the needs of a diverse range of residents from all ages, family types, ethnicities, incomes and aspirations.
  • Character - to protect, enhance and achieve a sustainable neighbourhood character reflecting the aspirations of the local community.
  • Infrastructure, Services and Transport - to encourage housing that is well supported by infrastructure, services and transport networks and helps reduce motor vehicle dependency.

Residential Areas Framework and Neighbourhood Character

The Housing Strategy established a Residential Areas Framework to guide housing growth and neighbourhood character. This framework has been implemented into the Banyule Planning Scheme as the Residential Areas Framework (Section 21.06 -2). Note that our current planning scheme is available at Planning Schemes Online (refer link under Related Information).

In addition, a Neighbourhood Character Review was undertaken to better understand and manage existing and preferred Neighbourhood Character across Banyule.

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