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.

Extensive consultation with the community on the Strategy occurred between January and March 2017. Over 250 submissions were received raising a wide range of issues about the impact of the Strategy on neighbourhood character, infrastructure, heritage, the environment and heritage.

Soon after the conclusion of the consultation process, the State Government made several changes to the residential zones. Some of these changes have a significant impact on the Council’s proposed schedules to the residential zones.

Council undertook a review of the Strategy in 2018 and a revised Wyndham Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy 2018 was adopted by Council on 7 August 2018. 

The revised Strategy includes three categories of housing change to guide the future growth and continued development of Wyndham’s established residential areas. These are:

  • Limited Change: Allows for minimal housing change due to the environmental, heritage and neighbourhood character of the area, or other significant development constraints. Future housing will predominately comprise single dwellings with some dual occupancy development.
  • Incremental Change: Allows for modest housing growth and a variety of medium density housing types which respect the preferred future neighbourhood character, or will make a significant contribution to a new, more desirable preferred future neighbourhood character.
  •  Substantial Change: Allows for housing growth and diversity at increased densities. It includes land located within the Activity Centre Zone, Priority Development Zone and Special Use Zone, as well as key strategic opportunity sites within the established, residential areas of Wyndham.

To view the Council report visit Council Meetings Minutes.

Should you have any questions about the Wyndham Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy please contact Council’s Urban Futures Department on 03 8734 5488 or

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