About Amendment C226

Amendment C226 repairs inconsistent policy in the Urban Growth Zone Schedule 3 (UGZ3) and the applied Schedule of the Rural Conservation Zone (RCZ) in the Officer Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) that was adopted by Council in 2011. The amendment adds a Schedule to the RCZ removing the minimum subdivision requirements for the 3 sites identified, that would otherwise exist in the provision. This ensures there is a match between the policy intention of the PSP and the provisions in the UGZ3 and the applied RCZ.

Update and current status

On 11 May 2018 Council received advice from DELWP stating that, based on new environmental risk regulations approved via Amendment VC140 on 12/12/2017, further work was needed prior to the Minister considering the amendment. A draft Bushfire Development Report (June 2019) was received from Terramatrix. Council officers provided a response to the draft.

The preparation of Amendment C226 was authorised by the Minister for Planning on 3 May 2017.

Amendment C226 was on exhibition from Thursday 22 June 2017 to Monday 24 July 2017.

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Any person affected by an amendment is entitled to make a submission.

It is important to note that submissions to planning scheme amendments are public documents under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act). Section 21(2) of the Act requires a planning authority to make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect, during office hours and free of charge, for 2 months after an amendment comes into operation or lapses.

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Submission Form

Submissions for Amendment C226 closed on Monday 24 July 2017.

At close of exhibition

At close of exhibition a report goes to Council. Council considers the amendment and all submissions received. If concerns cannot be resolved, Council refers the submissions to an independent Planning Panel for consideration.

The Planning Panel is appointed by the Minister for Planning. All submitters can present and be heard at the public hearing. The Planning Panel then provides a report with recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Council.

We provide dates and details of Planning Panel Hearings to those who make a submission.

Council resolved to refer the submissions to an independent Planning Panel for consideration at the Council meeting on 16 October 2017.

Panel Hearings were held on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December 2017.

The Planning Panel Report was finalised on 5 January 2018.