Planning scheme amendments

 Amendment C90 - Flood Amendment

The Colac Otway Shire has prepared Amendment C90 to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.  Amendment C90 proposes to implement the findings of the Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek Flood Study (2017) by introducing planning controls that seek to improve the performance of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme in responding to flood events in Colac.

Land affected

The Amendment applies to land in the Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek catchments in Colac that are affected by floodwater during a 1 in 100 year average recurrence interval flood event, as identified in the Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek Flood Study (2017).  Specifically it applies in the vicinity of the current Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) and Floodway Overlay (FO) in Colac and its surrounds.

What the amendment does

The Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek Flood Study (2017) is one of a number of flood studies commissioned by the State Government in response to flood events which occurred across Victoria in 2010.  The purpose of the Study is to update the existing flood mapping in Colac so that it more accurately reflects the geographical extent and depth of flood waters in Colac associated with riverine flooding and that it quantifies the risks associated with flood events.

The Amendment is required to implement the findings of the Study.  The Study identified areas in both the Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek catchments that are affected by flooding.  These areas have been re-mapped as either Floodway Overlay (FO) or Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO).

The proposed amendment seeks to update the existing LSIO and FO mapping reflecting the latest data.  It identifies land within the LSIO that has a greater risk of flooding and/or the implications of flooding are more severe.  This land will be included in the Floodway Overlay (FO).

The Amendment also revises and updates wording of the existing LSIO and FO Schedules so that they ensure best practice in terms of adhering to Ministerial Practice Notes and planning principles.  Through the implementation of modified Schedules, Amendment C90 seeks to remove a greater range of buildings and works from the need to obtain a planning permit in the LSIO and FO.  The Amendment also makes changes to the Municipal Strategic Statement concerning flood management.

Frequently Asked Questions

C90 - LSIO Mapping Update - Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 384KB)

Council determination

On 25 October 2017, Council considered the amendment and resolved to request the Minister for Planning to authorise Amendment C90 and to exhibit the Amendment.  The Council report and minutes can be viewed here:

    Amendment documents

    The amendment documents and other documents can be viewed here:

    Submissions

    Any person who may be affected by the Amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the Amendment.  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.

    The closing date for submissions is Friday, 9 March 2018.

    Written submissions should be titled “Amendment C90 Submission” and must be sent to Strategic Planning, Colac Otway Shire Council, PO Box 283, COLAC VIC 3250 or via e-mail to inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au

    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.

    If you have any queries concerning this matter, please contact the Planning, Building & Health Department by email inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5232 9400, referencing Amendment C90.

     

    Amendment C96 - Anomalies Amendment

    The Colac Otway Shire Council has prepared Amendment C96 to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.  Amendment C96 proposes to correct zoning and overlay anomalies in the mapping of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.

    The amendment affects land at;

    • Part of 465 Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek
    • 6 Bath Street, Colac
    • Part of Lot Res1 PS705228 (Corner Scanlan Drive and Wyuna Drive, Elliminyt)
    • 79-81 Grant Street Forrest (5E P081777, 8E P081778, 9E P081779 and 10E P081780)
    • Part of 360 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke
    • Part of 15-19 Strachan Street, Birregurra
    • 2A Alexander Street, Colac
    • 162 Lineens Road, Corunnun (Lot 1 TP192207 and Lot 1 LP77507)
    • Parts 1535, 1571, 1575, 1577 and 1579 Birregurra-Forrest Road, Barwon Downs
    • 130 Old Ocean Road, Glenaire
    • Part of 13 Lang Street, Beeac
    • 195 McCalls Road, Yeodene
    • Part of 25 Weston Street, Beeac
    • 390 and parts of 270 and 340 Dewings Bridge Road, Gerangamete
    • 10 McDonnells Road, Birregurra

    The amendment is required to correct a number of anomalies in the mapping of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme in order to improve the implementation of the Scheme.  On 23 August 2017, Council considered the amendment and resolved to request the Minister for Planning to authorise Amendment C96 and to exhibit the Amendment.  The Council report and minutes can be viewed here: Council Minutes - 23 August 2017(PDF, 8MB)

    The amendment documents can be viewed here:

    Amendment C96 Council Report(PDF, 507KB)  

    Explanatory Report & Instruction Sheet(PDF, 274KB)  

    Maps of Affected Properties(PDF, 4MB)

    Clause 61.03(PDF, 31KB)   

    Submissions

    Any person who may be affected by the Amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the Amendment.  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.

    The closing date for submissions is Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

    Written submissions should be titled “Amendment C96 Submission” and must be sent to Strategic Planning, Colac Otway Shire Council, PO Box 283, COLAC VIC 3250 or via e-mail to inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au.  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.

    If you have any queries concerning this matter, please contact the Planning, Building & Health Department by email inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5232 9400, referencing Amendment C96.

    Completed Amendments

    Completed Colac Otway Shire Planning Scheme Amendments can be found here.  Please refer to links below for recently completed amendments:

    C78 - Harris Road Elliminyt - Land Rezoning - approved 28/07/2016

    C84 - Sand Road Glenaire - Land Rezoning - approved 14/04/2016

    C86 - Colac Township: Economic Development Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy - approved 25/10/2017

    C91 - Barham River Road Apollo Bay - Land Rezoning - approved 06/04/2017

    C92 - Pound Road Elliminyt - Land Rezoning - approved 02/03/2017

    C93 - Wye River & Separation Creek - BAL Mapping - approved 27/10/2016