Waratah Village Precinct

The Waratah Village Precinct is a discreet Precinct located in the heart of Dalkeith. It includes a small commercial area and is surrounded by residential homes.

When LPS3 was gazetted in April 2019 it included changes to the zoning and density coding that will allow for greater development density within the Precinct, on both the commercial and residential lots.

The City now has an opportunity to prepare a Local Planning Policy informed by community engagement that outlines the vision for the Precinct, to provide a design response that is consistent with the character of the area.


What has been done so far?

In late 2019, the City appointed consultants to undertake initial engagement with the local community about their future vision for the Waratah Village Precinct. The feedback gathered during this consultation process will directly influence the creation of the Policy for the Precinct.

Once this initial engagement process was completed in early 2020, the City then commissioned a Character and Built Form study to be completed for the Precinct which was completed in mid-2021. This background document provides further input into the current character and context of the Precinct area, and the built form modelling controls proposed for the area.

The findings and recommendations of this study will be used as an informing document to assist in preparing a Policy that aligns with community expectation.

To ensure the local community had an opportunity to help shape the future of what the Waratah Village Precinct would look like, the City established a Community Reference Group (CRG). Following an Expression of Interest process, a total of 14 community members were selected, including representatives from local businesses.

Three CRG workshops were held from June to August 2021. Further meetings are planned for the CRG who will work with the City as representatives of the local community to help develop a vision and refine the design response for this Precinct.

What is happening next?
Opportunities for the wider community to be involved are now happening. Here's how you can get involved:

Waratah Village Precinct Survey
Your opportunity to submit your feedback on built form and landscaping provisions, as well as the future of the commercial area of the Waratah Village Precinct.
23 August 2021 – 6 September 2021

Have a question?

The Waratah Village Precinct is a discreet Precinct located in the heart of Dalkeith. It includes a small commercial area and is surrounded by residential homes.

When LPS3 was gazetted in April 2019 it included changes to the zoning and density coding that will allow for greater development density within the Precinct, on both the commercial and residential lots.

The City now has an opportunity to prepare a Local Planning Policy informed by community engagement that outlines the vision for the Precinct, to provide a design response that is consistent with the character of the area.


What has been done so far?

In late 2019, the City appointed consultants to undertake initial engagement with the local community about their future vision for the Waratah Village Precinct. The feedback gathered during this consultation process will directly influence the creation of the Policy for the Precinct.

Once this initial engagement process was completed in early 2020, the City then commissioned a Character and Built Form study to be completed for the Precinct which was completed in mid-2021. This background document provides further input into the current character and context of the Precinct area, and the built form modelling controls proposed for the area.

The findings and recommendations of this study will be used as an informing document to assist in preparing a Policy that aligns with community expectation.

To ensure the local community had an opportunity to help shape the future of what the Waratah Village Precinct would look like, the City established a Community Reference Group (CRG). Following an Expression of Interest process, a total of 14 community members were selected, including representatives from local businesses.

Three CRG workshops were held from June to August 2021. Further meetings are planned for the CRG who will work with the City as representatives of the local community to help develop a vision and refine the design response for this Precinct.

What is happening next?
Opportunities for the wider community to be involved are now happening. Here's how you can get involved:

Waratah Village Precinct Survey
Your opportunity to submit your feedback on built form and landscaping provisions, as well as the future of the commercial area of the Waratah Village Precinct.
23 August 2021 – 6 September 2021

Have a question?

  • Open House a success!

    The City hosted an Open House at Dalkeith Hall on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 between 5 - 7pm.

    The event was well attended by local community members, who provided excellent feedback on key messages from the Waratah Village Precinct Community Reference Group.

    If you would like to have your say on the Precinct’s future built form you still have time to complete the Survey, which is open until the 6 September 2021.

  • OPEN FOR COMMENT: Waratah Precinct Local Planning Policy

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The City is currently collecting information that will inform the Waratah Precinct Local Planning Policy and is inviting community comment.

    This survey is one of a number of engagement activities the City is using to collect information to guide the future of the Waratah Village Precinct.

    When creating a framework for a great place, there are many elements that contribute to its success. This survey will go through each of these so that we can better understand what you do and don’t like and will ask you to think of examples of where this has been done well somewhere else.

    The survey closes 5pm, Monday 6 September 2021.


  • Open House - 25 August 2021

    CLOSED: This open house has passed.

    Have your say on the Waratah Precint Local Planning Policy!

    The City is hosting an open house at Dalkeith Hall on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 between 5 - 7pm.

    To help us ascertain numbers, please RSVP here by 5pm, Tuesday 24 August 2021.

  • CRG Workshops 2 & 3

    Workshop 3 for the Waratah Village Precinct was held on Monday 2 August 2021:

    The key points from Workshop 2:

    • The CRG were split into small working groups, and completed activities on various elements under the themes of Landscaping, Land Use and Built Form. This activity provided valuable feedback regarding the CRG’s preferences relating to these built form elements.
    • Plenary discussions were held with the CRG and City staff on the themes of Movement and Amenity.
    • The CRG provided further feedback on the Desired Future Character Statement.

    The key points from Workshop 3:

    • City staff presented the outcomes from the CRG feedback derived from the activities in the previous workshops. This allowed the CRG to have their feedback clearly presented to them, and allowed them to fill in any gaps and refine their points further.
    • The CRG reviewed their feedback on the Desired Future Character Statement and provided further comments.

    You can review the workshop notes in the Document Library.

  • Key points from CRG Workshops 1

    The engagement process for the Waratah Village Precinct area has now commenced, with our nominated CRG members coming together on two occasions to start the conversation about the future look and feel of Waratah Village.

    The key points from Workshop 1:

    • An overview of the planning framework and key built form design guidelines was provided by the City’s planning team;
    • Group discussions were held regarding the existing character of the Waratah Village Precinct;
    • The CRG reviewed and discussed the draft Desired Future Character Statement.

    To keep updated on the outcomes from the next CRG meeting register for updates on this page.

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