Height controls in Ivanhoe to give communities greater certainty about development will become permanent after Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Banyule Planning Scheme.
Interim controls in place for the past 11 months have been locked into planning regulation and ensure mandatory heights for developments within the Ivanhoe Activity Centre are restricted to between 11 and 21 metres, depending on location.
The activity centre’s position on a ridgeline increases the visual impact of buildings and has been considered a significant physical feature that merits the use of mandatory maximum building heights.
The new measures reflect strong strategic planning work and community consultation carried out by Banyule City Council. There were 79 submissions received from the community – 66 supported making mandatory height controls permanent.