Protecting the character of our neighbourhoods while accommodating new growth is a key challenge facing local communities. How do we keep what we love, while making positive change for the future? In 2018 Council is undertaking several key projects and we want to hear from our community to help shape the future of planning in Kingston.
Council has long-campaigned to see required population growth centred around our key activity centres close to public transport, shops and services. This would allow us to protect the neighbourhood character and amenity of our quieter residential streets.
We need Victorian Government support – through changes to the Planning Scheme and adoption of our Planning Zones – to make this happen. Council hopes our argument to the Victorian Government will be strengthened by several key projects now underway:
Have your say
We're currently seeking your feedback via Your Kingston Your Say to inform our Housing Strategy & Neighbourhood Character Study.
There will be further opportunities for consultation later in 2018 - please register to keep informed.
You can also register to be kept informed of all consultation opportunities.
Council had a huge response from the community at its three ward meetings held in October/November, with hundreds of residents taking part to have their say about the future of planning across Kingston.
664 people attended
224 - South Ward meeting
268 - Central Ward meeting
172 - North Ward meeting
You can download a Ward Meeting Report containing an analysis of the community feedback received at the three ward meetings.
You may also view the presentations from the Ward Meetings: