New Residential Zones

The Wyndham Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy 2018 provides a framework to guide the growth and change of residential areas in the City of Wyndham.

In implementing the findings of the Strategy, the following zones are proposed:

  • The Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) and Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ) will apply to Limited Change Areas.
  • The General Residential Zone (GRZ) will apply to Incremental Change Areas.

Where areas are currently zoned Activity Centre (Schedule 1), Priority Development Zone (Schedule 1) and Special Use Zone (Schedule 1), no rezoning is proposed to these Substantial Change Areas.

Two sites to remain in the Substantial Change Area that require rezoning are the future Mixed Use area at the north west corner of Tarneit and Sayers Road and land immediately west of the Regional Rail Link at Manor Lakes.

In addition, revised schedules have been prepared for the General Residential Zone (GRZ) and Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) to encourage new residential development to meet the five preferred neighbourhood character types, which are:

  1. Contemporary Garden
  2. Coastal Garden
  3. Garden Suburban
  4. Garden Court
  5. Rural Garden

Next Steps

In implementing the Strategy, Council is currently in the process of seeking authorisation from the Minister of Planning to prepare Planning Scheme Amendment C161.

This Planning Scheme Amendment proposes to rezone the established residential areas within Wyndham.

Once the amendment receives authorisation, Council will exhibit the amendment and invite the community to make written submissions. Exhibition of the amendment is expected to occur in early 2019.

A report will be submitted to Council in early 2019 where all written submissions will be considered. Any submission that objects to the amendment or seeks a change that Council is unable to resolve will be referred to a Planning Panel. The Panel will conduct a public hearing and report back to Council with recommendations.

Should you have any questions about the Wyndham Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy and/or Planning Scheme Amendment C161 please contact Council’s Urban Futures Department on 03 9742 0777 or

Avalon Corridor Strategy

The City of Greater Geelong, Wyndham City and the State Government are working together to set the future direction for land between Lara and Werribee - the ‘Avalon Corridor’.

An expert team of planners, landscape architects, ecologists and engineers led by leading consultancy firm Hansen have been assembled to assist.

The purpose of the Strategy is to establish a strategic land use framework for the Avalon Corridor. The area is facing change in the future, with plans for new State transport links and plans for the development of Avalon Airport. It's important that we develop a plan to ensure we can respond to these changes.

The Strategy will consider a range of themes including the environment and heritage, community aspirations, movement and access, flooding and drainage and economics and employment.

For more information and project updates please visit the project webpage hosted by the City of Greater Geelong.

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