Planning Scheme Amendments

Current Amendments

 No current amendments at this time.

Completed Amendments

Amendment C090cola

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C090cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.

The Amendment implements the findings of the Deans Creek and Barongarook Creek Flood Study (2017) through changes to the Floodway Overlay (FO) and the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) maps and schedules to improve the performance of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme in responding to flood events in Colac and surrounds.   

The amendment comes into operation from the 30th July 2021.

Approved amendment documentation may be view here 

Amendment C109cola

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C109cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.

The Amendment applies the Specific Controls Overlay to the land at 10 Drapers Road, Colac East and inserts a new incorporated document titled ‘Colac East Service Station Advertising Signage, 10 Drapers Road, Colac East, December 2020’ to allow the installation and display of signage associated with a service station. 

The amendment comes into operation from the 22th July 2021.

Approved amendment documentation may be view here

C97 - Colac 2050 Growth Plan

Amendment C97 was an amendment to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme which proposed to implement the key land use planning directions of the Colac 2050 Growth Plan by updating planning policy. It also proposed 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 seeked to improve the overall urban structure, connectivity and walkability of the town.

The Minister has now approved C97cola.  The Amendment was gazetted on 7 December 2020 and is now complete.

Approved amendment documentation may be view here

 C101cola- Environmental Significance Overlay - ESO Schedules

The Colac Otway Shire has prepared Amendment C101cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.  Land affected - Amendment C101cola 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.

The Minister has now approved C1010cola.  The Amendment was gazetted on 12 November 2020 and is now complete.

Approved amendment documentation may be viewed here

C108cola

The Colac Otway Shire has prepared Amendment C108cola to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.  Amendment C108cola replaces the Local Planning Policy Framework of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme with a new Municipal Planning Strategy at Clause 02, local policies within the Planning Policy Framework at Clauses 11-19 and a selected number of local schedules to overlays and operational provisions consistent with changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions introduced by Amendment VC148.

The Minister has now approved C108cola.  Amendment was gazetted on 30 July 2020 and is now complete.

Approved amendment documentation may be viewed here

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. 

The Minister has now approved c103cola.  Amendment was gazetted on 9 July 2020 and is now complete

Approved amendment documentation may be viewed here

 C102cola

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 here.

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 and selecting Incorporated Documents or Amendments