Planning scheme amendments

Amendment GC13 - Bushfire Management Overlay

Updates to the Bushfire Management Overlay

The Victorian Government has reviewed mapping for the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO), and the Colac Otway Planning Scheme maps have now been updated to include changes to the overlay.

The mapping was reviewed as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implement all of the recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.  Changes have been developed in partnership with the Council, the CFA and CSIRO.

What is the BMO?

The Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) applies to land that may be significantly affected by a bushfire.

The BMO triggers the need for a planning permit for certain uses, developments and subdivision, and requires appropriate bushfire protection measures.

Is my property affected by a BMO?

Many townships and rural areas in Colac Otway Shire are a part of BMO mapping.

You can check if your property is affected by the BMO using the Government's Planning Maps Online tool. 

More information

All landowners and occupiers affected by this change will be notified in writing.  In addition there will be community information sessions to provide the opportunity for affected residents and communities to learn about the changes and discuss them with Council officers. 

Dates, times and venue details of Information Sessions will be included in the letter to residents, and advertised in the local media and on Council’s Facebook page once they are confirmed. In the meantime to learn more about the BMO and the recent updates visit www.planning.vic.gov.au/bmo or contact the Council's Strategic Planning Unit on 03 5232 9400.

Colac Otway Amendment C86

Draft Colac Township: Economic Development Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy, 2016

The Colac Otway Shire Council has prepared Amendment C86 to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme and the draft Colac Township: Economic Development, Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy 2016.  Planning Scheme Amendment C86 proposes to implement the key land use findings of the Colac Township: Economic Development, Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy.  The land affected by the amendment is in the township of Colac, Irrewarra and Yeo.

The Amendment documents can be found here.

Key information about the Strategy and Amendment can be found here.

For Mapping queries please click here

Council Meeting - 26 July 2017 - Adoption of Amendment C86

Council considered the amendment and the Panel Report at its meeting on 26 July 2017.  Council resolve to accept all recommendations of the Panel and forward the amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval.  The adopted Amendment C86 was forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.

The Council Report can be viewed here: Council Report - 26 July 2017(PDF, 532KB)

The Council Minutes can be viewed here: Council Minutes - 26 July 2017(PDF, 8MB)

Adopted Amendment C86:

Amendment C86 - Colac Township Economic Development Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy(PDF, 4MB)

Amendment C86 - Incorporated Plans - Adopted(PDF, 474KB)

Amendment C86 - Municipal Strategic Statement - Adopted(PDF, 3MB)

Amendment C86 - Planning Scheme - Adopted(PDF, 30KB)

Amendment C86 - Schedule - Adopted(PDF, 99KB)

Amendment C86 - Overlays - Adopted(PDF, 188KB)

Amendment C86 - Maps - Adopted(PDF, 4MB)

Planning Panel - 26-27 April 2017

Amendment C86 was considered by a Planning Panel on 26-27 April 2017.

Council's submission to C86 can be viewed here: Council Submission to Panel - Part A(PDF, 552KB) and Council Submission to Panel - Part B(PDF, 711KB)

The expert witness statement can be viewed here: Expert Witness Statement(PDF, 2MB)

The Panel released its report to Council on 26 June 2017.  The Report can be found here: Panel Report(PDF, 2MB)

Council Meeting - 22 February 2017

The Amendment was considered by Council at its meeting on 22 February 2017.  The Council Report can be viewed here: C86 Council Report(PDF, 47MB) .

The Council Minutes can be viewed here: Council Minutes(PDF, 9MB)

Colac Otway Combined Amendment C91 and Planning Permit Application PP58/2016-1

The Amendment affects a part of the land at 120 & 200 Barham River Road, Apollo Bay.

The Amendment proposes to re-subdivide a part of the land at 120 Barham River Road, Apollo Bay from 4 lots into 2 lots and re-zone one of those lots from the Rural Conservation Zone to the Public Use Zone 1 (Service and Utility), with the intention being to individually title the Barwon Water storage basin that is currently on two lots; and to re-zone a part of the land at 200 Barham River Road, Apollo Bay from the Public Use Zone 1 to the Rural Conservation Zone, to reflect the current use of that land.

The applicant for the permit is SMEC on behalf of Barwon Region Water Corporation.

The amendment documentation can be viewed here:

Combined C91 & PP58/2016-1 - Draft Instruction Sheet(PDF, 84KB)

Combined C91 & PP58/2016-1 - Draft Map RCZ & PUZ1(PDF, 101KB)

Combined C91 & PP58/2016-1 - Draft Planning Permit(PDF, 165KB)

Combined C91 & PP58/2016-1 - Explanatory Report(PDF, 283KB)

Any person who may be affected by the Amendment or by the granting of the permit may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment and the application. 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.

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.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 16 November 2016.  Written submissions should be titled “Amendment C91 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.

If you have any queries concerning this matter, please contact the Planning, Building & Health Department by email inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au or telephone 5232 9400, referencing Amendment C91.

Colac Otway Combined Amendment C92 and Planning permit application PP82/2016-1

The Amendment affects a part of the land at 120 Pound Road, Elliminyt.

The Amendment proposes to re-zone a part of 120 Pound Road, Elliminyt from the Rural Living Zone to the General Residential Zone, to facilitate the subdivision of the land for two existing dwellings; and amend the long term settlement boundary of the Colac Framework Plan within Clause 21.03-2 of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.

The applicant for the permit is Rod Bright & Associates Pty Ltd on behalf of Damien & Jenny Gatens.

The amendment documentation can be viewed here:

Combined C92 & PP82/2016-1 -  Draft Instruction Sheet

Combined C92 & PP82/2016-1 -   Draft Map GRZ1

Combined C92 & PP82/2016-1 -   Draft MSS Clause 21.03

Combined C92 & PP82/2016-1 -   Draft Planning Permit

Combined C92 & PP82/2016-1 -   Explanatory Report

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.

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.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 2 November 2016. Written submissions should be titled “Amendment C92 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.

If you have any queries concerning this matter, please contact the Planning, Building & Health Department by email inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au or telephone 5232 9400, referencing Amendment C92.

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 (Boronia Way, 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

C78 - Colac Otway Amendment