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Interim planning controls for Elsternwick

Interim height controls are in place to protect Bentleigh, Carnegie and Elsternwick activity centres while detailed permanent controls are prepared.

We’d like to thank the Minister for Planning for assuring the community that the amenity and vibrancy of these activity centres will be protected while we finish this work.

The interim controls reflect a lower building height than the Glen Eira Planning Scheme currently allows.

Discretionary heights

The interim height controls in Elsternwick are discretionary. A discretionary height is a ‘preferred’ height that can be varied and challenged at VCAT.

The interim discretionary height controls in Elsternwick are as follows:

  • Heritage residential areas: up to 2 storeys
  • Section of heritage shops on Glenhuntly Road: up to 4 storeys
  • Commercial end of Glenhuntly Road between Nepean Highway and the railway line: up to 12 storeys
  • Selwyn Street: 10 storeys