Overview

Draft Amendment C148Bawb proposes to remove the Urban Floodway Zone from the land and apply an Industrial 1 Zone and Design and Development Overlay – Schedule 12.

Overview

The Minister for Planning is considering whether to prepare, adopt and approve Baw Baw Planning Scheme Amendment C148Bawb. To inform the Minister’s decision, consultation is being undertaken under section 20(5) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 about the draft Amendment.

What the draft amendment does

The Amendment proposes to remove the Urban Floodway Zone from the land and replace it with Industrial 1 Zone and Development Overlay – Schedule 12. This alongside PA2302141 (which subdivides the land into 24 lots) will allow for the development of an industrial business park on the site.

Consultation

Before making a decision about whether to proceed with the proposed draft amendment and draft planning permit, 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 to the Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee for further advice before deciding about whether to prepare, adopt and approve the draft amendment and draft planning permit. 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 Contour Consulting on behalf of Warragul Freeway Business Park Corporation Pty Ltd to facilitate the proposal through the Development Facilitation Program. The Victorian Government has identified Victoria’s building and construction sector as a key mechanism to revitalise Victoria’s economy during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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 speed up the assessment and determination of identified priority projects that deliver investment into the Victorian economy, keep people in jobs, and supply a substantial public benefit.

More information

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact Hannah Wright, Senior Planner, Department of Transport and Planning via email at hannah.wright@delwp.vic.gov.au.

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Status: Open

Warragul freeway business park

Submissions must be made in writing to the Department of Transport and Planning.

Submissions opens on

9.00am - Wednesday 10 May 2023

Submissions close on

5.00pm - Friday 26 May 2023

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

Documents

The draft amendment is supported by the following documents:

Plans and reports:

Supporting documents