Neighbourhood Character Guidelines

When preparing your planning or subdivision permit application, you should refer to the Neighbourhood Character Guidelines.

It is important that new developments respect and enhance the look and feel of our city. The guidelines provide an overview of each neighbourhood’s characteristics, as well as recommended styles for the design of a new house and extension.

We refer to these guidelines when we assess a planning permit application, as well as applications for a report or consent to vary the Building Regulations.

You should read the guidelines alongside Clause 15-01.5L of the Frankston Planning Scheme. If there are any inconstancies between the two documents, the Frankston Planning Scheme will take precedence.

Precinct guidelines

Precinct abbreviation for each neighbourhood are listed in the map below.