Amendment C177 - Restructure Overlay Correction

Planning Scheme Amendment C177 has been approved and became part of the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme on 27 August 2021.

C177 is a review of the Restructure Overlay in the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme, which includes:

  • A change to planning controls to allow planning permit applications for small extensions to existing dwellings and to construct or extend other buildings (for example a shed or carport) where title boundaries are inconsistent with maps in the Incorporated Document. Previously,  such planning permit applications were prohibited under the Restructure Overlay.
  • Deletion of the Restructure Overlay from properties where it is no longer required.

For a more comprehensive explanation of the amendment, its intentions and basis, please see link to ‘Background Report’ to the right of page.

In mid-2020, C177 was considered by a planning panel, which provided advice to Council to assist in the decision-making process. To read the Panel’s report, please see link to ‘Panel Report’ to the right of page.

At its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 8 September 2020, Council considered the C177 Panel Report and resolved to adopt Amendment C177. To read about the Council’s decision in detail, please see link to ‘Council Meeting 8 September 2020 – Agenda and Minutes’ to the right of page.

Following the Council’s decision of 8 September 2020, C177 was sent to the Minister for Planning, who made the final decision to approve C177. To see the approved C177 documents, please see link to the right of page to ‘Amendment Documentation’.

The most significant change for the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme is the introduction of a revised Incorporated Document for the Restructure Overlay, which includes maps of all affected areas. To see the approved Document, please see link to the right of page to ‘Approved Incorporated Document’.