27 October 2021 update

Council approves new residential development at former CSIRO site

Council has approved plans for a new residential precinct on the nine hectare former CSIRO site on Graham Road and Middleton Streets in Highett.

The decision reflects the location close to the Highett shopping precinct and railway station as ideal to provide housing to support Bayside’s growing population.

The approved plan includes four hectares of open space, community facilities and strong environmentally sustainable features including electric vehicle charging stations, energy and water efficiencies, extensive indigenous planting and no gas in line with Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency.

A Community Reference Group will be formed to provide further feedback on a range of issues impacting the local community. Find out more


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Proposed Development Plan

The PDF below and the documents in the document library on this page do not reflect proposed amendments to the Development Plan. Amendments are available to view here.

The Development Plan cover page has been updated on 30 November 2021 with the removal of the previous illustrative render in response to copyright obligations. No other changes have been made to the document.


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