Planning Panels Victoria Directions Hearing
Due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements, the Directions Hearing for Hepburn Planning Scheme Amendment C77hepb will proceed by video conference at 10am on Thursday 29 April 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 by contacting Planning Panels Victoria at email@example.com.
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.
What does the amendment do?
The Amendment affects the following flood-prone land in the Shire:
|Clunes||The amendment applies new Land Subject to Inundation Overlay controls (LSIO1 and LSIO2) to 105 properties and deletes the existing LSIO from 17 properties.|
|Creswick||The amendment applies a new LSIO1 and LSIO2 to 174 properties.|
|Rural localities and small settlements||The amendment deletes the existing LSIO and applies a new schedule LSIO3 to these same properties using updated mapping. (The localities include Coomoora, Drummond, Kooroocheang, Smeaton, Mount Beckworth, Yandoit, Mount Cameron and Evansford.)|
Whilst a planning permit will be required for specified works and subdivisions, the proposed three Schedules to the LSIO will introduce exemptions for low risk buildings and works to minimise permit triggers based on the flood risk according to the projected flooding depth.
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: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/browse-amendments?query=C77hepb&search_mode=keywords#Amendments–C77hepb
- Council will also be running online information sessions. Further information for dates and times will be posted shortly.
- You can also telephone
Hepburn Shire Council’s planning department on 53482306.
North Central Catchment Management Authority on 54401866.
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.
Six submissions were received by the public before the closing date of 11 September 2020. (Combined Redacted Documents)
Council will consider the submissions and make a determination on the progression of the Scheme Amendment at the Council meeting scheduled for 22 December 2020.
Late submissions can be submitted to the Strategic Planning Officer, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21 Daylesford 3460 Victoria or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.