The LEP Planning Proposal and DCP were reported to the Council meeting on 15 March 2022. Please refer to the agenda and minutes on the Council Meetings page for more information.

A review has been completed which sets a vision for the future of the shopping strip, consolidates the outcomes of the community engagement that has been undertaken and establishes a desired future character for the area, potential improvement to public space and also amendments to Council’s planning controls.

The changes to LEP and DCP planning controls that were recommended by the Victoria Road Urban Design Review have been drafted and can be viewed here:

The objectives of the review were to:

  • Work with the community and relevant stakeholders to determine the desired future character of the Victoria Road commercial precinct.
  • Recognise the need for future development to protect and enhance the existing character of surrounding low density residential heritage conservation areas.
  • Improve public domain outcomes, including access and opportunities for landscaping and provision of canopy trees along Victoria Road, its cross streets and parallel streets within the immediate proximity.
  • Revitalise and reinvigorate the retail functions along Victoria Road and to properties that benefit from a secondary street frontage, where appropriate.

Council Resolution

On 3 December 2019 Council resolved to adopt the review and for the necessary steps to be undertaken to proceed with changes to planning controls and further investigations such as potential traffic impacts.

To view the report in full screen, click the bottom right icon.