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 Planis 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. Since the disbandment of the authority, the Regional Strategy Plan has been 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.

Amendments to the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Regional Strategy Plan

Amendment NumberAmendment DescriptionAmendment Documents
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.

Explanatory Report (PDF, 52.6 KB)

Instruction Sheet (PDF, 5.7 KB)

00 Cover Sheet Table of Contents (PDF, 6.7 KB)

15 Extractive Industry, Mining and Soil Removal (PDF, 26.8 KB)

Schedule 6 (PDF, 54.5 KB)

AM No. 121Includes 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.Explanatory Report (PDF, 49.0 KB)

Instruction Sheet (PDF, 9.0 KB)

00 Cover Sheet Table of Contents (PDF, 7.6 KB)

Schedule 6 (PDF, 46.7 KB)

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