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Amendment C148 Major revision of Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme

Current status:  Public exhibition for this amendment has now closed. Council will consider submissions at a meeting in early 2017. All submitters to the amendment will be notified of the Council meeting. 

What the amendment does:

  • Introduces a new Municipal Strategic Statement that provides clearer strategic direction and decision making guidance on a wide range of land use and development issues
  • New local planning policies for: Dwellings in Green Wedge Areas, Major Retail Developments and Environmentally Sustainable Development
  • Revised vegetation and building controls for rural areas – Significant landscape Overlay
  • New environmental controls to identify important biodiversity habitats and provide targeted controls to protect these areas. New controls will replace the existing Environmental Significance Overlay
  • A new requirement for a 5% public open space contribution with development through the Schedule to Clause 52.01.
  • The Amendment will require associated changes to the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan.

View all amendment documents including maps.

For further information please contact Claudette Fahy on: 03 9294 6422