Learn more about Amendment C219morn: Housing for the Peninsula

Published on 25 August 2022


The Peninsula’s population is growing. By 2036, there will be over 200,000 residents. This means the Peninsula will need around 1,200 new homes per year to provide enough housing.
The Shire has developed a sustainable approach to:

  • Meet the diverse range of housing needed for our community.
  • Direct future housing to appropriate areas.
  • Ensure the special values and character of the Peninsula are protected and enhanced.

We need to make changes to our Planning Scheme to implement this approach.
Planning Scheme Amendment C219morn proposes to make these changes by updating our residential zones and planning controls to ensure housing growth occurs in areas close to shops and services, and away from environmental hazards like flooding and bushfires.
It recommends new controls for things like building height, siting, landscaping and fencing to ensure the design of new houses fits with the character of our neighbourhoods.
Amendment C219morn also proposes to simplify existing planning controls to make them easier to understand and reduce red tape, particularly to build or renovate one house on a lot.
Between August and October 2021, we asked for your feedback about these proposed changes.
Before taking the next step in the process, where the Amendment and community submissions would be reviewed by an independent planning panel, we want to provide you with another opportunity to ask any further questions you may have about Amendment C219morn.
Please join us at an in-person community information session on Wednesday 14 September, where you will be able to speak directly with a Shire planning officer to help you better understand Amendment C219morn.


Wednesday 14 September 2022
5pm to 8pm
Peninsula Community Theatre (91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington)
Registrations are essential. To learn more and register your attendance visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/peninsulahousing

Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:

“We engaged extensively last year on Amendment C219morn – thank you to everyone who provided their thoughts.
“Due to the significance of this Amendment, we want to invite you to an in-person community information session to go through any further questions you may have before we progress on this project.
“Please join us to learn more about how Amendment C219 can help direct housing growth whilst protecting the character of our unique Peninsula.”



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