Future Homes

Quality apartment design speeds up the approval process in a new planning provision for the City of Maribyrnong.

Friday, 28 October 2022 at 2:11 am
Future Homes illustration of a small apartment building

There is a new planning provision in the Maribyrnong Planning Scheme. This provision facilitates the streamlined delivery of high quality apartment development. It has the potential to cut the time frame of a typical planning approval process in half.

We call it 'Future Homes' – a pilot project to lift the quality of apartment design in Victoria. Developers can choose between 4 exemplar designs and adapt these to different sites.

These designs ensure residential amenity through the provision of:

  • plenty of access to natural light
  • 100% effective natural ventilation
  • improved accessibility features that exceed current standards
  • excellent environmental performance
  • generous and high quality communal and private open space
  • facilities that support sustainable and active transport.

'Future Homes' is a joint project between the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA), Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), and the City of Maribyrnong.

For more information, visit the Future Homes section on the Planning website.