Our role

An advisory committee was appointed to provide advice on all relevant matters associated with the development contributions plan for the Ballarat West Growth Area (BWGA).


The Minister for Planning approved the first Precinct Structure Plan (Lucas) in May 2011.

On 2 October 2012, the Minister approved Amendment C158 to the Ballarat Planning Scheme. Amendment C158 introduced the Ballarat West Precinct Structure Plan (which covers the fore remaining precincts in the BWGA) and the Ballarat West Native Vegetation Precinct Plan into the Ballarat Planning Scheme.

The proposed Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan was not introduced into the scheme.

Following further consultation on the contributions plan, Council referred submissions it received during the consultation, to the advisory committee.

Terms of reference

The terms of reference (DOCX, 204.6 KB) for the committee.

Committee members

  • William O'Neil (Chair)
  • Geoff Glynn
  • James Golsworthy.


The advisory committee submitted its report to the Minister for Planning on 7 February 2014.

The report was gazetted on 30 October 2014 and is available on Planning Schemes Online.