Following introduction of the reformed residential zones by Amendment VC110 on 27 March 2017, the department sought feedback from local government and industry on the operation of the provisions late last year as part of the Government's residential monitoring program.

This feedback identified a number of improvements to the operation of the reformed residential zones.


Improvements were introduced by Amendment VC143 on 15 May 2018.


The improvements change the definition and operation of the minimum garden area requirement, including clarifying exemptions in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone and the General Residential Zone and introducing permit requirements for certain commercial land uses in the Residential Growth Zone.

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