A 37-lot development has been proposed in Ballarat East, with proponents seeking approval to build a mix of housing on the eastern edge of town.
According to planning documents submitted to council, the proposal involves building a three-stage residential development at 846 Eureka Street.
The 3.25 hectare site is currently vacant, and is bordered by Long Street to the east and several other residential properties, and Stockade Street to the south.
The report notes the average lot size would be 799 square metres, with a range of different sizes.
"The proposal will provide for urban consolidation and infill development without compromising the character of this locality," the document states.
"It will add to housing choice and provide for orderly and efficient residential development, in addition to maximising the utilisation of existing infrastructure.
"The site is also in close proximity to a full range of commercial and social services."
If approved, a new internal court would be built off Long Street as part of the second stage.
A reserve would also be kept to connect the development to Catalina Court to the west.
The site is currently in a General Residential Zone, with several overlays - proponents have submitted plans relating to cultural heritage management and bushfire risks.
If approved, 27 of the 37 lots would be affected by a bushfire management overlay - a management plan notes there would be plenty of defendable space, restrictions on types and locations of plants, and a requirement to keep 5000 litres of firefighting water on each property.
"The site is located on the edge of Ballarat's residential area and is surrounded by a mix of dwellings on large lots that support areas of woodland and managed and unmanaged grasslands," the plan states.
"The zoning allows for higher density residential development which will reduce the fire hazard in the long term."
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It is also under an environmental overlay - the documents state minimal native vegetation would need to be removed, and it was unlikely the area was used by koalas.
There are "predominately exotic" plant species on the site, including a single pine tree.
Several other housing developments are under construction or have been proposed in Ballarat East, as well as other inner suburbs like Canadian.
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