Manningham Council have repeatedly told the community during the DD08 high density zone review, that only height can be effectively used to define developments, and that “Storeys” was un-manageable as a definition.
How ever when you compare how othe Melbourne Councils manage their developments, they do use both Height and Storeys in thier definitions. attached are a couple of samples.
Kingston, Boroondara Councils express maximum heights in conjunction with the maximum storeys in their schedules. (e.g. 2 storeys and 8 metres)
Maroondah stipulates storeys in conjunction with minimum land areas and setbacks…no mention of heights.
See the Page from Manningham submission to C96 re heights in lieu of storeys attached.
Another great bit of research by Warren,
I hope the planning departments of our council are reviewing practices from other councils to determine the best practice for these matters…