Boroondara is divided into 80 Neighbourhood Character Precincts based on common characteristics.

These Precinct Statements are a reference document in the Boroondara Planning Scheme Clause 22.05 and we consider them when we assess and determine Planning Permit applications in residential zones.

Each Precinct Statement contains a local map, plus details of its:

  • key characteristics (such as building era, predominant dwelling style, fencing heights, gardens and vegetation, front and side set backs, extensions, streetscapes and trees, and the like)
  • threats to its character (such as loss of historic buildings; bulky or ‘box’ like buildings; boundary-to-boundary development, and the like)
  • strategies for maintaining its character (such as keep buildings set back from boundaries; encourage large tree retention and landscaped gardens; encourage low fences, and the like).

How to find your neighbourhood study

Then find the corresponding statement below.

For more information, email Statutory Planning or call 9278 4888.

Precinct documents

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