Amendment C187

New Residential Zones

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C187 New Residential Zones for Stonnington.  The amendment came into operation when the notice of approval was published in the Victoria Government Gazette (19 June 2014).

The final documentation including what zone applies to your property is available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's (DELWP) website.

To view the Notice of Approval, please see the Documentations area of this page. Also located here are the Fact Sheets on each zone.


At its meeting on 16 December 2013, Council considered a report on the consultation response, final zones and schedules to the zones (local variations including building heights, setbacks and landscaping). To view the report, visit the Documentations area of this page. Council resolved to adopt the final zones and schedules and apply to the Minister for Planning to prepare and approve a planning scheme amendment to introduce the new residential zones.

The request for approval of the new residential zones was lodged with the Minister for Planning on 24 December 2013.

What are the New Residential Zones?

Stonnington previously had one residential zone, called the 'Residential 1 Zone'. This zone has been replaced by three new zones:

  • Neighbourhood Residential Zone

Restricts housing growth and protects neighbourhood character.

  • General Residential Zone

Preserves neighbourhood character while allowing modest housing growth.

  • Residential Growth Zone

Encourages more diverse housing and land use.

Please see the Fact Sheets in the Attachments area of this page for more information on each zone.

Further Information

For more information on the new zones please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's website.    

For enquiries about the reformed zones in Stonnington, please contact Strategic Planning on 8290 1395 or email


C187-New-Residential-Zones-Brochure.pdf(PDF, 3MB) 

C187-Notice-of-Approval-of-Amendment-Govt-Gazette-19-06-14.pdf(PDF, 129KB)  

C187 Facts Sheets

C187-Council-Minutes-Report-and-Attachments-16-12-13.pdf(PDF, 11MB)

C187 State Government Criteria and Zones