Overview

The Minister for Planning is considering whether to prepare, adopt and approve Golden Plains Planning Scheme Amendment C97gpla under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

What the draft amendment does

The amendment seeks to modify the provisions of DPO9 to change the minimum lot size for the subject land from 2 hectares to 0.4 hectares. This will align the minimum lot size with the recent changes to the underlining zone affecting the site, the Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ), made as part of C87gpla, which implemented the Inverleigh Structure Plan, 2019 Golden Plains Shire (ISP 2019).

Specifically, the amendment:

  • Modifies schedule 9 to Clause 43.04 (DPO9) to change the minimum lot size for the subject land from 2 hectares to 0.4 hectares.

Consultation

Before making a decision about whether to proceed with the amendment, the Minister for Planning is undertaking consultation under section 20(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to understand the views of affected parties.

Following the consultation period, the Minister may decide to refer this matter, and submissions received as part of the consultation process, to the Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee for further advice before making a decision about whether to prepare, adopt and approve the proposed planning scheme amendment. If you make a submission, you will be informed if the matter is referred to the Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee.

Background

The Minister for Planning has received a request from the Ramsay Property Group to facilitate the proposal through the newly established Development Facilitation Program.

The Development Facilitation Program was established by the Minister following the success of the Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce Priority Project Fast-Track pilot program, to help keep the state’s building and development industry running through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The program invites the development and construction industry to submit applications for fast tracking planning approvals of building and construction projects of state and regional significance across Victoria that deliver investment into the Victorian community, keep people in jobs and provide substantial public benefit.

The Minister is considering preparing an amendment to the Golden Plains Planning Scheme under section 20(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to modify schedule 9 to Clause 43.04 (DPO9) to to change the minimum lot size for the subject land from 2 hectares to 0.4 hectares.

More information

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact Sarah Collie, Senior Planner, Priority Projects Team, Statutory Planning Services, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning via email at sarah.collie@delwp.vic.gov.au.

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Status: Open

Draft Golden Plains Planning Scheme Amendment C97gpla

Submissions opens on

12.00am - Monday 03 May 2021

Submissions close on

5.00pm - Monday 17 May 2021

Submissions must be made in writing to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

You may make a submission by emailing priority.projects@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Documents

View the draft amendment documents:

The draft amendment is supported by the following reports: