The Amendment

Amendment C131

Exhibition of Amendment C131 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme – Amending the Planning Scheme to regulate Earthworks in the Green Wedge

Land Affected by the Amendment

The Amendment applies to land within the Green Wedge Zone and Rural Conservation Zone (Schedules 1 – 5).

Purpose and Reason for the Amendment

There is currently no one provision in Planning Schemes to regulate the deposit of clean fill on land particularly in the peri-urban areas of Melbourne.

Council resolved at its 28 July 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting (among other matters) that Council immediately request the Planning Minister to introduce into the schedule for Green Wedge Zone and Rural Conservation Zone a 100 cubic metre limit of clean fill.

Subject to a resolution by Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 28 July 2020, and subsequent further resolution of the Future Nillumbik Committee on 11 August 2020 officers lodged a request for authorisation of C131nill on 17 August 2020.

On 15 December 2020, the Minister for Planning gave authorisation for preparation of Amendment C131nill.

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 March 2021 Council reaffirmed its support for the amendment.

A more detailed explanation for Council’s proposed regulation of Earthworks in the Green Wedge is provided in the Explanatory Report for Amendment C131 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme.

Other amendment documents are:

Notice of Preparation of Amendment C131 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme

Instruction Sheet for Amendment C131 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme

Making a submission

The submission process has now closed. :

A submission which seeks to change the amendment and is not accepted by the planning authority will be referred to an Independent Panel appointed by the Minister under Part 8 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

If a submission is referred to a Panel, a Directions Hearing is likely to be held in the week commencing 30 August 2021 and the Panel hearing in the week commencing 27 September 2021.

Anyone who has made a submission which has been referred to a Panel has an opportunity to be heard.

Privacy collection notice:

In accordance with State legislation, a copy of every submission, redacted to remove a submitter’s personal information, will be available on Participate Nillumbik for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

The full content of a personal submission including any name/s is a public record and may be made available for public inspection and included in Council business papers. Contact information will be redacted. Names will not be redacted unless anonymity is expressly requested and confidentiality granted to a submission.

The full content of a submission made on behalf of an organisation in relation the amendment, including the name of the organisation is a public record and may be made available for public inspection and included in Council business papers.

Not providing the mandatory information will mean that your submission cannot be accepted.

You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, privacy@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.

Enquiries

Where you may inspect this Amendment

The Amendment is available for public inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the following places:

Nillumbik Shire Council Offices Civic Drive Greensborough 3088

The Amendment can also be inspected free of charge at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website at: www.planning.vic.gov.au/public-inspection.

If you have any enquiries regarding the proposed Amendment C131 to the Nillumbik Planning Scheme, including how to view the amendment and make a submission, please contact Bea Guevara, Senior Strategic Planner by email bea.guevara@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or phone on 9433 3269.

Useful websites

For information and updates on amendments to Planning Schemes, please see the following link: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendm...

For details about the planning scheme amendment process, please see the following link: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendm...

For information in regard to Panels Victoria, please see the following link: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/panels-and-committ...