Simon Corbell has announced the launch of draft variation 306 (DV 306).
For those playing at home this replaces DVs 301 and 303. It’s going to shape the future of development in the Inner Suburbs so best to pay attention.
Some of the major elements in DV 306 include:
— requirements for solar orientation for blocks in new estates and adequate private and communal open space in new developments.
— the current minimum block size for dual occupancy in RZ1 zones has been maintained at 800m2.
— a draft Multi Unit Housing Development Code that includes new provisions for multi unit residential redevelopment in RZ2 including:
— no building will contain more than four dwellings
— buildings containing two or more dwellings on the same block must be separated by at least four metres
— the minimum block size for residential redevelopment comprising two dwellings is reduced to 700m2 and to 1050m2 for three or more dwellings
— for residential redevelopment comprising three or more dwellings, the minimum site area for each dwelling is 350m2 for up to five dwellings and 250m2 for the sixth and each subsequent dwelling
— consolidation of blocks is only permitted where they have adjoining street frontages.
— the maximum floor area for secondary residences (or granny flats) has been increased to 75m2.
The changes are open for comment until 2 August 2011.