Hearing commences: Friday, 28 February 2020
An Independent Panel has been appointed to review
submissions. It will conduct a Panel Hearing on 28 February 2020.
After the hearing, the Panel usually takes 4-8 weeks to
provide its report back to Council.
A copy of the timetable for the Panel Hearing and
copies of Expert Witness Statements will be posted below under “Panel Hearing
Council considered a report on the submissions to this Amendment on 26 November 2019 and resolved to refer them to an Independent Panel. A copy of the Council report is below under "Supporting Documents".
Anyone who made a
submission will be notified about the Panel Hearing (the first step is a
Directions Hearing) and given an opportunity to present to the Panel.
Public exhibition of Amendment C394 has now closed.
The next step is for a report on submissions to be prepared and considered by Council at the meeting date shown above. The Council agenda and minutes are published here.
Council has prepared
Amendment C394 to the planning scheme.
Victorian Government policy requires all
councils to plan for a 0.8 metre sea level rise by the year 2100. To help guide
our plan, the Bellarine Peninsula – Corio Bay Local Coastal Hazard Assessment – Inundation Report was prepared and released in December 2015.
The report was prepared as part of the Our Coast project. This project identified properties that will be subject to future flood events and sea level rise and is the basis for this amendment.
Amendment C394 includes a new Land Subject to
Inundation Overlay (LSIO2) and local policy changes. The overlay will require a planning permit for new
buildings and works on certain properties - as shown in the Overview Map (see supporting Documents below) or the more detailed Zone Maps (see "Amendment Documents" below).
The LSIO2 overlay will apply to 1614 coastal properties on the Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay at Avalon, Lara, Corio, Geelong, East Geelong, Newcomb, Moolap, Leopold, Bellarine, Portarlington, Indented Head, St Leonards, Swan Bay, Ocean Grove, Wallington, Barwon Heads, Connewarre and Breamlea.
Frequently Asked Questions are provided below under "Supporting Documents".
The decision to prepare
and exhibit the Amendment was made by Council at it’s meeting on 14 May 2019. The
minutes from the meeting can be viewed under 'Supporting Documents'.