Amendment C74 has been requested by the land owner to rezone the land from Industrial 1 Zone to General Residential Zone. Rezoning of the land will enable residential development on the land. It is expected that the will be a positive impact on the surrounding amenity if the site is developed and used for residential uses, rather than industrial uses as the current zone allows.
The site offers an excellent opportunity for infill development, being walking distance to the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine Railway Station, Sunken Oval, Castlemaine Hospital and Castlemaine CBD.
In addition to rezoning, the amendment also proposes to apply a new site specific Design and Development Overlay, and a Development Plan Overlay.
Development Plan Overlay
In order to ensure the site is developed in a cohesive manner across the six existing titles, a Development Plan Overlay (DPO) is being applied. The DPO will ensure a plan for development of the whole site is prepared before any development commences. The DPO will also address density of the development, transport access, infrastructure, and landscaping of the site.
Design and Development Overlay
A Design and Development Overlay (DDO) is being applied to ensure development design is of a high standard. The DDO seeks to ensure development is well integrated with the surrounding development. The DDO addresses built form, interface with the surrounds (including vehicle and pedestrian access), infrastructure, fences and signage.