Doncaster Hill Strategy

The Doncaster Hill Strategy 2002 (revised 2004) provides an integrated planning approach to the creation of a sustainable, contemporary mixed use centre, comprising apartment style living, retail, commercial, social, community and entertainment options.

The 20-year Strategy aims to protect the non-urban areas and green spaces of Manningham by concentrating development in areas with easy access to transport, community services, shopping and open space. 

The Doncaster Hill Strategy is the key strategic document that drives Council’s vision for the Doncaster Hill Major Activity Centre. The Strategy aims to facilitate the development of more than 5,400 new residential apartments, additional retail and office space and an extra seven million visitors each year. The population of Doncaster Hill is set to increase by more than 10,000 residents by 2036. The Strategy is Manningham Council’s response to increased demand for more appropriate, sustainable and diverse housing options for the Manningham community.

The Doncaster Hill planning provisions have been translated into the Manningham Planning Scheme to provide statutory weight to the planning objectives for the Hill.

The Strategy was developed through extensive community consultation and is based on objectives that promote environmental, economic and social benfits for the community. The Doncaster Hill Strategy 2002 (revised 2004) guides the nature of development in the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre and outlines the planning vision for the Hill.