UYV and DR regional strategy plan (Amendment 122)

The Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority

The Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority was established with the proclamation, in April 1977, of the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Authority Act 1976 (the Act). The authority was responsible for the region comprising the former shires of Healesville, Lilydale, Sherbrooke and Upper Yarra. With the local government restructure in December 1994, the Regional Strategy Plan is now within the municipal area of the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.

The object of the Act was ‘to enable increased protection for the special features and character of the region’. The Act also required that the authority prepare Regional Strategy Plan to implement, among other things, state planning policies for the region.

The authority was wound up in 1995 under the Planning Authorities Repeal Act 1994. Since the disbandment of the authority, the Regional Strategy Plan has been the responsibility of the Minister for Planning.

The Act requires that any amendment to a planning scheme within the area of a Regional Strategy Plan must be consistent with the Regional Strategy Plan.

View The Upper Yarra and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan 122