Amendment C134maro - Ringwood Greyfield Precinct and Amendment C136maro - Croydon South Greyfield Precinct

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Submissions for Amendments C134maro and C136maro have now closed.

Council has been working with the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University since 2015 to apply the greyfield renewal concept in two selected precincts within Maroondah (in Ringwood and Croydon South).

During this time, several community engagement workshops have been conducted, building design guides prepared and feasibility analysis undertaken, to help determine new planning provisions.

Greening the Greyfields Project

The two amendments are part of the Greening the Greyfields project that looks at new ways of developing our city, so that we can provide for our growing population in an effective and sustainable way.

By working together with local property owners, developers, and the broader community, the pilot program explores and identifies possible areas for land amalgamation - where Landowners can work with their neighbours to amalgamate individual housing lots into one larger parcel of land – known as a “Precinct”. This “precinct” approach not only provides benefits for landowners and residents, but through careful design, can transform our local neighbourhoods into vibrant, active, healthy places to live.

Precinct development could include:

  • an increase in the availability and accessibility to open spaces
  • walkability and cycling options
  • diversity in housing options
  • promotion of best practice in sustainability and environmental design.

Positive benefits to the community include:

  • better design outcomes
  • improved open spaces and tree canopy cover
  • reduced demand for on street parking
  • less hard surface treatments such as concrete or asphalt
  • better pedestrian connections
  • potential for new parkland beautification projects

For further information about the Greening the Greyfields Pilot Project please visit the Project website or download the Fact sheet from the document library on this page.

View the Amendments

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If you require assistance or would like to speak to a member of the project team, please call us on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33


Submissions for Amendments C134maro and C136maro have now closed.

Council has been working with the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University since 2015 to apply the greyfield renewal concept in two selected precincts within Maroondah (in Ringwood and Croydon South).

During this time, several community engagement workshops have been conducted, building design guides prepared and feasibility analysis undertaken, to help determine new planning provisions.

Greening the Greyfields Project

The two amendments are part of the Greening the Greyfields project that looks at new ways of developing our city, so that we can provide for our growing population in an effective and sustainable way.

By working together with local property owners, developers, and the broader community, the pilot program explores and identifies possible areas for land amalgamation - where Landowners can work with their neighbours to amalgamate individual housing lots into one larger parcel of land – known as a “Precinct”. This “precinct” approach not only provides benefits for landowners and residents, but through careful design, can transform our local neighbourhoods into vibrant, active, healthy places to live.

Precinct development could include:

  • an increase in the availability and accessibility to open spaces
  • walkability and cycling options
  • diversity in housing options
  • promotion of best practice in sustainability and environmental design.

Positive benefits to the community include:

  • better design outcomes
  • improved open spaces and tree canopy cover
  • reduced demand for on street parking
  • less hard surface treatments such as concrete or asphalt
  • better pedestrian connections
  • potential for new parkland beautification projects

For further information about the Greening the Greyfields Pilot Project please visit the Project website or download the Fact sheet from the document library on this page.

View the Amendments

To view all information on the Amendments please click on the tabs below












If you require assistance or would like to speak to a member of the project team, please call us on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33

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