Monbulk Structure Plan

The Monbulk Structure Plan(PDF, 4MB)  was adopted by Council on 28 November 2017. 

The Structure Plan will provide a framework to guide the future growth and development of Monbulk.

Council has prepared a draft planning scheme amendment to rezone parts of the town to facilitate further housing development and update the design and development controls applying to the Main Road town centre area. 

Previous draft amendment proposals were deferred due to the introduction by State Government of a new Bushfire Management Overlay in the Monbulk town area, and by the State Government requirement for a neighbourhood character strategy when rezoning land for residential development. 

A bushfire risk study in response to the Bushfire Management Overlay was completed in 2018 and a draft revision of the Neighbourhood Character Study was completed in 2021, enabling the draft amendment to proceed.

It is expected that the planning scheme amendment will be exhibited in the first half of 2022.

In the meantime Council have commenced planning and delivery of several exciting open space and recreation projects around the centre to enhance community connection and participation.

An Urban Design Framework is being prepared which will unite all these projects into a single vision that implements the vision of the Structure Plan.

For further information phone Kris Hansen in Strategic Planning on 9294 6195 or email

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