Wyndham Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy

Wyndham City is now seeking your feedback on the draft planning controls that will implement the findings of the Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy 2015.  Resident feedback is being sought until 17 March 2017 on proposed new zones and overlays. 

These new planning controls are proposed to be applied to existing residential areas within Wyndham, and will impact on what level of future development may occur on the land.  Wyndham City will also update its Municipal Strategic Statement and other local planning policies in the Wyndham Planning Scheme to give effect to the Strategy. 


Proposed New Zones & Overlays

The Strategy recommends that Council applies three new residential zones to land as a way of managing housing growth and to ensure that development occurs in appropriate locations and keeps housing density at a suitable level.  The zones also outline where development shouldn’t occur.

In keeping with the Wyndham 2040 Vision, Wyndham City wants to ensure that development occurs in a way that meets growth demands and resident’s needs.

The Strategy identifies three broad areas that are suitable for different levels of development.   Each change area will be rezoned to a new planning zone that reflects the level of development anticipated by the Strategy. 

Change Area


Limited Change Areas / Limited Incremental Change Areas – where development is not appropriate due to constraints such as heritage, special neighbourhood character or lack of infrastructure.

Neighbourhood Residential Zone

Incremental Change Areas/ Incremental Change with Access Areas – where moderate levels of development will be appropriate (particularly closer to transport and services) which also respects the character of the area.

General Residential Zone

Substantial Change Areas – where the higher densities are appropriate given the location in close proximity to public transport, access to shops, services and other facilities.

Residential Growth Zone

In addition to the above rezoning, Council has agreed to apply planning overlays to some precincts where special controls were required and make some minor updates to the Strategy.


Frequently Asked Questions

Documents on Consultation

The following documents are out on consultation until 17 March 2017.  Please review the amendment documents that are relevant to you.  You can find out which zones and/or overlays are being applied to your land by visiting MyWyndham (see Find Your Property).   

Draft Amendment Documents

Proposed Strategy Changes

Supporting Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

Translated Documents

Explaining the Strategy and how zones are applied (Video)

A short video explaining the Strategy and how zones are applied.


Find Your Property

Find out what zone and/or overlay proposed for your property.

Visit myWyndham

Information Sessions

The information sessions will be drop-in sessions where you can come anytime within the scheduled times and speak with a Council Officer.

  • Civic Centre - 45 Princes Highway Werribee: Thursday, 9 February 2017, 2 to 4pm,
  • Civic Centre - 45 Princes Highway Werribee: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 2 to 4pm
  • Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre - 86 Manor Lakes Blvd Wyndham Vale: Thursday, 16 February 2017,  5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Jamieson Way Community Centre - 59 Jamieson Way Point Cook: Friday, 17 February 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Tarneit Community Learning Centre - 150 Sunset Views Blvd Tarneit: Monday, 20 February 2017,  5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Little River Mechanics Institute Hall – Rothwell Road, Little River: Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

How to provide feedback

Feedback on the draft planning controls is being sought from all of Wyndham’s residents.  Please provide your comments by completing the online form below. 

Submissions close 5pm Friday 17 March

Feedback Form

Your personal information is being collected by Council for the purposes of consultation on implementation of new residential zones and overlays in accordance with the Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy.   Your information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to deliver Council services to you in accordance with Council’s Privacy Policy.  For further information on how your personal information is handled, visit Council’s Privacy Policy.

NOTE: This form is for feedback and comments and is not monitored regularly. If you have questions that require a more immediate response please call 8734 5493

(if same as above, or not property-specific comments, enter “NA”)

Contact Us

If you require further information in relation to this project, please contact the Planning Policy and Projects Unit on (03) 9742 0777 or Housing@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

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