Neighbourhood Character Study and Guidelines
The Neighbourhood Character Study & Guidelines (September 2019 seeks to ensure that the valued characteristics of the Mornington Peninsula's residential areas remain protected while accommodating future population growth and providing housing diversity.
- Identifies the character typologies that apply to the Shire's residential areas;
- Documents the built form elements, vegetation and topographic features that characterise each typology; and
- Develops a set of Preferred Character Statements and Design Guidelines that respond to each typology's built-form elements, vegetation and topographic features.
The completion of this project is a key action recommended in the Shire's adopted Housing and Settlement Strategy and will play a critical role in implementing the key directions of the Strategy.
Download: Neighbourhood Character Study & Guidelines, September 2019(PDF, 95MB)
Character Typologies and Precincts
Consists of spacious residential areas with consistently sited dwellings in a garden setting and formal street pattern; generally modified grid and avenue style streets.
Features spacious residential areas with sometimes informally sited dwellings in a garden setting and curvilinear street layout (courts / cul-de-sac), with a mix of flat and undulating topography.
Defined by heavily vegetated residential areas with generally consistent sited dwellings in a bush setting and sometimes informal street pattern; generally modified grid and curvilinear style streets.
Typically consists of heavy coastal shrub and woodland dominated streetscapes, with dwellings often screened from view.
|Bush Coastal Contemporary
Defined by individually designed dwellings, often capitalising on topography to maximise water views, set within medium to large lots that in some areas contain substantial coastal vegetation.
Typically consists of ranch-style dwellings on large residential lots, set within rural areas of the Shire. Dwellings are generally single storey with large floor plates and inconsistently sited on curvilinear street patterns.
An amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme will now be initiated to implement the Study and Guidelines. Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes as part of the amendment process which is likely to commence in mid-2020.
Once approved by the Minister for Planning, the amendment will become part of the Shire's planning scheme which sets out the planning policy and controls against which planning permit applications are assessed. This will ensure that future development respects the preferred character for the neighbourhoods within the residential areas of the Shire's townships.
Additional reports to download:
- Background Report, March 2019 - Chapters 1 to 3(PDF, 16MB)
- Background Report, March 2019 - Chapter 4 (Part 1)(PDF, 36MB)
- Background Report, March 2019 - Chapter 4 (Part 2)(PDF, 55MB)
- Background Report, March 2019 - Chapter 4 (Part 3)(PDF, 66MB)
- Background Report, March 2019 - Chapter 5(PDF, 3MB)
- Consultation Summary Report, September 2019(PDF, 22MB)