Councils have until 1 July 2014 to introduce the new residential zones into their local planning schemes. Where there are 15 councils that have applied, only 2 have been approved - Glen Eira and Greater Dandenong. Boroondara council have had the longest wait since lodging their rezoning on 16 September 2013, and are still awaiting feedback from the Minister. Where councils have not finalised an amendment to implement the new residential zones by 1 July 2014, the General Residential Zone will be implemented to replace all land zoned Residential 1, 2 and 3.
To see if your local council has lodged its rezoning application to the State Government, please click here.