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The amendment updates the application of the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay across the Hepburn Shire. Council adopted the Planning Scheme Amendment on 22 December 2020. View the Council meeting minutes(PDF, 961KB). The Minister for Planning approved the amendment on 31 March 2022.
The amendment affects 296 properties in the Creswick and Clunes townships.
The amendment applies two new Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) schedules to 105 properties and deletes the existing LSIO from 17 properties in Clunes.
The amendment applies a new LSIO to 174 properties in Creswick.
The amendment also replaces the existing LSIO currently applying to rural localities and smaller settlements with a new schedule LSIO3. No new properties are affected by this change.
The amendment was required to reflect the Creswick Flood Mitigation and Urban Drainage Plan, February 2012 and Clunes Flood Mitigation and Urban Drainage Plan, June 2013. These flood studies recommended updates be made to the existing planning controls based on flood modelling, flooding information and best practice planning.
The update to the land subject to inundation overlay (LSIO) ensures new planning and development applications consider flooding during the planning permit approval process.
You can inspect all documents relating to the amendment free of charge via the Browse amendments – C77hepb webpage on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website.
Exhibition of the amendment concluded on 11 September 2020. You can view all submissions below, which have been redacted to protect submitters’ privacy: