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The Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority
The Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority was established with the proclamation, in April 1977, of the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority Act 1976 (the Act). The authority was responsible for the region comprising the former shires of Healesville, Lilydale, Sherbrooke and Upper Yarra.
With the local government restructure in December 1994, the Regional Strategy Plan is now within the municipal area of the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.
The object of the Act was ‘to enable increased protection for the special features and character of the region’. The Act also required that the authority prepare Regional Strategy Plan to implement, among other things, state planning policies for the region.
The authority was wound up in 1995 under the Planning Authorities Repeal Act 1994 and the Regional Strategy Plan is now the responsibility of the Minister for Planning.
The Act requires that any amendment to a planning scheme within the area of a Regional Strategy Plan must be consistent with the Regional Strategy Plan.
Regional Strategy Plan
A complete list of amendments to the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan is in the 'Schedule 8 Register of amendments to the Regional Strategy Plan'.
|Amendment number: AM No. 122|
Amends 3 chapters (7, 13 and 16) to bring the plan into line with more contemporary and effective planning provisions.
|30 June 2022|
|Amendment number: AM No. 123
Amends Schedule 6 to include the exemption of eight properties from Chapter 13.11, so that they may be used and developed for commercial purposes subject to the requirements of the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme: Amends Chapter 15.03 to reinstate the Clause that was introduced into the plan in Amendment 104 in 1997.
|27 August 2020|
|Amendment number: AM No. 121|
Includes the land at 261 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Ferny Creek in Schedule 6 of the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan to allow the land to be used and developed as a restaurant and caretaker’s house on the site.
|15 May 2015|
Page last updated: 09/06/23