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Old Hepburn Hotel – Planning Amendment

Amendment C82 Old Hepburn Hotel

Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Directions Hearing for Hepburn Planning Scheme Amendment C82hepb will proceed by video conference at 10.00am on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Parties to the Hearing have been contacted by Planning Panels Victoria regarding these arrangements. The Panel will hear this matter in an open forum, consistent with its obligation to conduct hearings in public.

To observe proceedings, you can access the live stream at: Hepburn C82hepb – Directions Hearing. If you have any questions, please contact Planning Panels Victoria at planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au.

As with in-person hearings, please be advised that the Hearing must not be recorded in any part or in any way without permission from the Panel. This includes audio and video recording.

Details for the Main Hearing will be published here when they are available.

Background

The Hepburn Shire Council has prepared Amendment C82 to the Hepburn Planning Scheme to provide permanent heritage protection to the Old Hepburn Hotel at 236 Main Road, Hepburn.  The amendment is currently on exhibition.

Why is the amendment proposed?

In early 2020, Council responded to a potential demolition by seeking interim protection for the Old Hepburn Hotel from the Minister for Planning. On 9 July 2020 the interim control was gazetted as Amendment C79hepb and provided on the condition that Hepburn Shire Council (council) pursues permanent heritage controls through a separate amendment process. Amendment C82 is the separate amendment process.

What does the amendment do?

The amendment proposes the following changes to the Hepburn Planning Scheme:

  • amend the Schedule to Clause 43.01 (Heritage Overlay) to include the Old Hepburn Hotel at 236 Main Road, Hepburn (HO987) in the Heritage Overlay of the Hepburn Planning Scheme, with paint controls on a permanent basis; and
  • amend the Schedule to Clause 72.04 to include the Statement of Significance for the Old Hepburn Hotel at 236 Main Road, Hepburn as an incorporated document.

Where you can inspect the amendment

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment, the explanatory report about the amendment free of charge at the following locations:

  • the Department of Land Water and Planning website:
  • during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, Hepburn Shire Council, corner Duke and Albert Streets, Daylesford.
  • You can also telephone Hepburn Shire Council’s Strategic Planner on 03 5321 6166

Submissions

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter may wish to make. These are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify you of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 4 March 2021.

Submissions must be sent to the Strategic Planning Officer, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21 Daylesford 3460 Victoria or planningscheme@hepburn.vic.gov.au

Public availability of submissions

Council is required to make a copy of every submission available on line for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Privacy

Please be aware that Hepburn Shire Council collects information from organisations and individuals during the planning scheme amendment process through submissions made to an Amendment. Submissions may be hand written, electronic and often contain images, maps and plans. Submissions frequently contain personal information which at times may be sensitive for commercial, health or other reasons.

Natural justice and transparency are important parts of the Planning Scheme Amendment process. Under section 21(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic), Council must make all submissions to an Amendment available to view by any person at its offices for a period of two months after the Amendment is gazetted or lapses. This includes all personal names, telephone and address details, unless specifically requested to be deleted prior to the submission being made publicly available.

Submissions are used by Council when assessing the Amendment and summaries of your submission are included in any Council report that considers the Amendment following the close of exhibition. Your submission will also be used and disclosed in the public process of a Panel Hearing if one is required. Any submission forwarded to Planning Panels Victoria will be managed in accordance with their privacy policy. Submissions may also be used to inform future Council plans and strategies such as Council Plan.

Publication of submissions on Council’s Website

Council will make all submissions available to view online on its website during the Planning Scheme Amendment process. All submissions made available online will be redacted to remove any personal names, telephone and address details. Submissions will be removed from the website once the Amendment is finalised.

Use of your personal information

In accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) the personal information submitted by you is being collected by Hepburn Shire Council for the submission process and it will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, except as a requirement of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic). This includes disclosing your personal information upon request (name and address only) to any person during the Planning Scheme Amendment process.

If you do not provide your name and address Council will not be able to consider your submission.

For more information regarding privacy please visit Council’s webpage at https://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Policy-30-C-Privacy-Policy-Adopted-16-09-2014.pdf.