Housing Strategy

In 2014, Council adopted a new Housing Strategy which aims to protect the 'garden city' character of Monash while also identifying preferred locations for increased housing intensity.

Here is the: Monash Housing Strategy (pdf, 2MB)

The strategy aims to maintain the predominately single detached dwelling style in suburban residential areas by promoting low-rise development as the preferred character for the majority of the residential areas and sites within Monash.

Heritage precincts - which are mainly in Oakleigh - will continue to be protected.

At the same time, strong population growth and falling household sizes have increased the need for more infill development within established areas of Australia's major cities.

To provide more housing in Monash, higher density developments will be directed to areas in and around activity and neighbourhood centres, and strategic sites within the Monash National Employment Cluster near Monash University’s Clayton campus.

Council sought community feedback on a draft Housing Strategy earlier in 2014. There was a strong push from the community to protect the Creek Environs: land in and around Damper, Gardiners and Scotchmans creeks. Council responded to this feedback by adding a new Creek Environs category into the strategy.

Proposed changes - residential zones

Council was proposing changes to Monash's residential zones, to make the zones consistent with the recommendations of the housing strategy. For more information, visit Proposed new residential zones

Enquiries: Sean McNamee, Manager Strategic Planning and Economic Development, on 9518 3229 or at Sean.McNamee@monash.vic.gov.au


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Last updated: 03 May 2021