Loddon Planning Scheme Amendment C36

Published on 05 February 2014

Planning and Environment Act 1987

LODDON PLANNING SCHEME

Notice of Preparation of Amendment

Amendment C36

The Loddon Shire Council has prepared Amendment C36 to the Loddon Planning Scheme.

The land affected by the amendment is all land within the Farming Zone and Rural Living Zone of the Loddon Planning Scheme.

The amendment proposes to:

  • Amend the Local Planning Policy Framework (LPPF) including the Municipal Strategic Statement and local planning policies by:
    • Amending the Municipal Strategic Statement to update, delete and insert new clauses
    • Deleting Clause 22.05 - Development in Rural Areas of the local planning policies and inserting a new Clause 22.05 - Development in Rural Areas
  • Introduce the Rural Conservation Zone (RCZ) and the Rural Activity Zone (RAZ) into the Loddon Planning Scheme
  • Amend the Schedule to the FZ to:
    • Increase the minimum subdivision lot size for land within the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District from 20 hectares to 40 hectares
    • Increase the minimum lot size for use and development of a dwelling as of right from 40 hectares to 100 hectares
  • Amend the Schedule to the Rural Living Zone  to:
    • Increase the minimum subdivision lot size 8 hectares to 16 hectares
  • Rezone various parcels of land from Farming Zone to Rural Living Zone, Rural Conservation Zone, Rural Activity Zone, Township Zone, Public Use Zone, Public Park and Recreation Zone and Public Conservation and Resource Zone.

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

  • during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, Loddon Shire Council, 41 High Street, Wedderburn
  • at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/publicinspection.

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. 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 wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made.

The closing date for submissions is 6 March 2014.  A submission must be sent to the Loddon Shire Council, PO Box 21, Wedderburn, Victoria, 3518.

Ian McLauchlan
Director Operations