New planning controls have been introduced to guide development and support the long-term liveability of Melbourne's central city.

New planning controls have been introduced to guide development and support the long-term liveability of Melbourne's central city.

The provisions, which apply to the Hoddle Grid and Southbank, bring Melbourne up to speed with planning rules used in cities across the world, such as New York, Singapore, Vancouver, and Sydney.

Developed with the City of Melbourne, the new controls ensure there is sufficient space between neighbouring tall buildings and to the street, wind and overshadowing impacts are effectively managed, and a reasonable development yield has been established for sites.

Development above the yield will be matched by public benefits such as public open space, laneways, community space, or affordable housing.

The changes replace interim controls that were introduced in September 2015 when Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced a review of Melbourne's central city built form and introduced interim controls to manage development outcomes while the review was underway.

For more information, visit: Central City Built Form Review.

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