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Planning Scheme Amendment C45 Planning Scheme Review on Exhibition

Following a review of its Planning Scheme, Corangamite Shire has prepared a planning scheme amendment to refresh and update its local planning policies. Public feedback on the proposed change to the Planning Scheme is now being sought through the exhibition of Planning Scheme Amendment C45.  The Amendment will be available for public comment between 28 January 2017 and 8 March 2017.

Planning Scheme Amendment C45 follows from a 2016 review of the Planning Scheme which made a series of key recommendations to restructure the local planning policy framework to improve future performance and ensure that local policy is less complex and easier to understand. The amendment proposes to replace the existing Municipal Strategic Statement and Local Planning Policies with a new Local Planning Policy Framework.

The amendment updates the Local Planning Policy Framework so that the structure and format better align with the State Planning Policy Framework. The content of the Local Planning Policy Framework builds on the existing local strategic policy by providing updated policy direction to reflect current strategic directions for land use. It also removes unnecessary duplication and provides a more easily understood set of local policy considerations. The amendment does not propose to rezone any land or apply any new overlay provisions to land but is focused on refreshing and updating the format and content of local policy.

A series of community drop in sessions will be held in townships across the Shire.  Council planning staff will be available to discuss the planning scheme amendment at the following times and dates with any interested members of the community:

Camperdown 4:00 - 6:00pm Monday 13 February Court House
Manifold Street
Port Campbell 4:00 - 6:00pm Wednesday 15 February Arts Space
50 Lord Street
Skipton 4:00 - 6:00pm Thursday 16 February Mechanics Institute
5 Anderson Street
Timboon 4:00 - 6:00pm Tuesday 21 February Timboon Hall
53 Bailey Street
Terang 4:00 - 6:00pm Wednesday 22 February Rose Room Civic
131 High Street
Cobden 4:00 - 6:00pm Thursday 23 February Senior Citizens
23 Parott Street


Planning Scheme Amendment C45 documentation can be viewed below or in hard copy at the Council Office in Camperdown.

Amendment Documentation

Explanatory Report

Instruction Sheet

Table of Contents

Clause 21- Municipal Strategic Statement
Clause 21.01-Municipal Profile
Clause 21.02- Vision and Strategic Framework Plan
Clause 21.03- Settlement, Built Form and Heritage
Clause 21.04- Environment and Natural Resources
Clause 21.05- Economic Development
Clause 21.06- Infrastructure and Transport
Clause 21.07 –Local Areas
Clause 21.08- Reference Documents

Clause 22- Local Planning Polices 
Clause 22.01- Rural Dwellings and Subdivision
Clause 22.02- Intensive Animal Husbandry
Clause 22.03 – Electronic Gaming Machines
Clause 22.04 – Heritage

Supporting Documents
Corangamite Planning Scheme Review Report

Frequently Asked Questions Amendment C45

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. The closing date for submissions is 8 March 2017. A submission must be sent to the Corangamite Shire Council P0 Box 84 Camperdown Vic 3260 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.