Skip to content

Apartment Developments: Additional Provisions and Guidelines

Location: State-wide
Client: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Plan2Place Consulting in association with Peter Boyle_Urban Design+Landscape Architecture prepared research and advice to assist DELWP to consider options to improve the external amenity of apartments.

This provided additional evidence for a Plan Melbourne action to test and develop additional provisions and guidance for the external amenity of apartment developments following inclusion of the Better Apartments provisions into Clause 58 of the Victoria Planning Provisions in April 2017.

Through a peer review report and the development of standards and guidelines, the project:
• Reviewed architectural design research and advice provided for three topic areas of:
— Building separation and street setbacks.
— Building materials, finishes and architectural detailing.
— Public realm interfaces.
• Analysed and provided expert advice around the most suitable mechanisms and implementation for additional planning regulation and guidelines for apartment developments including suggested revisions to associated guidelines and the drafting of apartment provisions (Clause 58 standards and objectives).

It was concluded that there was a good case for a number of interventions to be undertaken in Clause
58 and in the associated guidelines of the Urban Design Guidelines for Victoria and the Apartment Design Guidelines for Victoria.

The Victorian Government then implemented significant changes to the apartment provisions through Amendment VC174 in October 2021.

Apartment Development work by Plan2Place
Apartment Development work by Plan2Place

Image credit: Plan2Place Consulting

Apartment Development work by Plan2Place

Image credit: Plan2Place Consulting

Apartment Development work by Plan2Place

Image credit: Plan2Place Consulting

Apartment Development work by Plan2Place

Image credit: Plan2Place Consulting

Apartment Development work by Plan2Place

Image credit: Plan2Place Consulting

Apartment Development work by Plan2Place

Image credit: Peter Boyle_Urban Design+Landscape Architecture

Apartment Development work by Plan2PlaceApartment Development work by Plan2PlaceApartment Development work by Plan2PlaceApartment Development work by Plan2PlaceApartment Development work by Plan2PlaceApartment Development work by Plan2Place

To see individual images enlarged please click on thumbnails below

Plan2Place Consulting provides expert planning advice in Melbourne: abstract streetscape or grid pattern with green areas.
Plan2Place Logo

Plan2Place Consulting acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Worrung peoples of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways on which we work and live. We pay our respects to them, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.

Plan2Place Consulting is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination. We welcome people of all abilities, ethnicities, beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Australian Indigenous Flag
Torres Strait Islander Flag
Pride Flag
Trans Pride Flag
Back To Top