Government forcing more density onto our suburbs

The recent changes to planning laws made by the Andrews government are designed to force even more development density into established suburbs.

The changes include removing the current two dwellings per block limit in Neighbourhood Residential Zones, raising the height limit to 11 metres (three storeys) in General Residential Zones, and pushing more medium and high density development into residential streets around activity centres.

These unfair and unnecessary changes will transform many neighbourhoods for the worse, and put even more pressure on local schools, roads, public transport and the environment.

For more, see the Herald Sun’s report New planning rules may lead to overdevelopment.