Amendment C160 – Highett Structure Plan – Council Meeting to consider submissions

On Tuesday 17 December Council will consider all submissions made to Amendment C160.

The meeting will start at 7pm and is open to the public and will be held at:

Council Chambers, Civic Centre
15 Boxshall Street
Brighton VIC 3186

If you would like to speak at the meeting please read more here.

What's next?

All the submissions made during the public exhibition period will be considered by Council next month. Following that a Planning Panel hearing will be help where all the submissions are considered by an external Panel of experts. Anyone who made a submission at the exhibition stage will be invited to attend the Panel hearing.


The Highett Structure Plan sets out the long-term strategic vision and action plan for the area. Its role is to guide change in Highett over the next 20 years in relation to:

  • future land use
  • how people access and move around the area
  • types and heights of buildings
  • parks and open spaces
  • improvements to infrastructure
  • the character of the area
  • biodiversity and sustainability

The Highett Structure Plan was originally developed in 2004 and adopted in 2006. Since the Structure Plan was developed, land use and demographic change has occurred in Highett which means it is time to review and potentially make updates to the Structure Plan to ensure it remains current and relevant.

Melbourne’s population is expected to grow from current population levels of 4.5 million to almost 8 million by 2051. To ensure this growth is sustainable, the majority of this population is to be housed in Melbourne’s established suburbs, in ‘activity centres’ with good access to jobs, services and public transport.

For Bayside, this means the municipality’s population will grow by around 15,500 people from 2016 to 2036. This translates to approximately 1980 new residents in Highett during that time. As one of Bayside's main activity centres, Highett has had a Structure Plan in place since 2004 to strategically plan for this growth. The review of the Highett Structure Plan will provide the future planning framework for the area to ensure that the projected future population can be accommodated while retaining the key characteristics that make Highett a great place to live.

For more information on current developments in Highett, click here

For more information on the people who live in Highett, click here

Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1

    Community feedback

    Seeking community feedback on the Structure Plan Review.

  • Timeline item 2

    Preparing Structure Plan Review

    Council reviews the existing Structure Plan to maintain relevancy.

  • Timeline item 3

    Revising Highett Structure Plan

    Structure Plan is revised taking feedback and technical studies into account.

  • Timeline item 4

    Community feedback on revised Highett Structure Plan

    Community feedback is sought on the revised Structure Plan and the initiatives suggested.

  • Timeline item 5

    Preparing final Structure Plan

    Final Structure Plan is prepared, taking feedback into account.

  • Timeline item 6

    Revised Structure Plan endorsed by Council.

    September 2018

  • Timeline item 7

    Update Planning Scheme

  • Timeline item 8

    Ongoing implementation