Planning Scheme Amendments

Current Amendments

C103cola - Anomalies Amendment

The Colac Otway Shire has prepared Amendment C103cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.  Amendment C103cola proposes to corrects mapping and ordinance anomalies, errors and redundant provisions of the Scheme. 

C90 - Flood Amendment

Implements the findings of the Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek Flood Study (2017), through various mapping and ordinance changes affecting the flood controls for Colac and surrounds.

C97 - Colac 2050 Growth Plan

Amendment C97 is an amendment to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme which proposes to implement the key land use planning directions of the Colac 2050 Growth Plan by updating planning policy. It also proposes to replace the current Colac Framework Plan with the Colac 2050 Framework Plan. This updated Plan identifies a revised urban boundary, which will contain development within a defined area. It also seeks to improve the overall urban structure, connectivity and walkability of the town.

C101cola - Environmental Significance Overlay Schedules

The Colac Otway Shire has prepared Amendment C101cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme. Land affected Amendment C101 applies to all land covered by the Environmental Significance Overlay Schedule 1 (ESO1) in Colac Otway Shire and land covered by Schedule 2 (ESO2) in and around Colac township.

Completed Amendments


The Colac Otway Shire prepared Amendment C102cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.  Amendment C102cola amended the wording of the Schedule to Clause 53.01 of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme by removing the word ‘additional’ from Table 1 ‘Subdivision – creating 3 to 5 additional lots’, ‘Subdivision – creating 6 additional lots or more’ and ‘Subdivision
creating – 3 additional lots or more’, to allow for the collection of open space contributions for a three or more lot subdivision in the Shire.

The Minister for Planning has now approved Amendment C102cola.  The Amendment was finalised on 27 March 2020 and now is complete.

Combined Amendment C104cola and PP189/2019-1

The combined amendment proposed to apply the Specific Control Overlay to 265-281 Murray Street, Colac to facilitate the development of the former Mitre 10 building on Murray Street for the purpose of a whiskey distillery.

C104cola Permit PP189-2019-1(DOCX, 31KB)

Plans and Supporting Documents(ZIP, 52MB)

Incorporated Document can be found by selecting the link below.

Council considered the combined amendment on 26 February 2020, when it resolved to adopt the combined amendment and forwarded to the Minister for Planning approval.

The Minister has approved C104cola and PP189/2019-1.  The combined amendment was gazetted on 14 May 2020 and is now complete.

Completed Colac Otway Shire Planning Scheme Amendments and Incorporated documents can be found  here