Planning Scheme Amendments

Current Amendments

Amendment C116cola – Birregurra Flood and Drainage Strategy 2021

Colac Otway Shire and the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) have prepared the Birregurra Flood and Drainage Strategy 2021.

The Strategy seeks to respond to local flood events, such as the flood in September 2016, and ongoing pressure for development in Birregurra.  The purpose of the Strategy is to update the existing flood mapping in Birregurra so that it more accurately reflects the geographical extent and depth of flood waters in Birregurra associated with both riverine inundation and the drainage network.  The Strategy also proposes a basis for future infrastructure investment in Birregurra to alleviate or mitigate the risk from flooding.

Modelling used in preparing the Strategy identified areas within and around Atkin Creek and an unnamed tributary of the Barwon River (known locally as Kettles Creek) affected by flooding.  These areas have been mapped as either Floodway Overlay (FO) or Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO).  Land within Birregurra likely to be impacted by overland flow from the urban drainage network has also been included in a Special Building Overlay (SBO).

The proposed amendment identifies land that has a greater risk of flooding and/or the implications of flooding are more severe, and also seeks to update the existing LSIO mapping to reflect the latest flood data. 

To implement the key findings of the Strategy, Council seeks to introduce new and amend existing planning controls that seek to improve the management of flood events in Birregurra, resulting in net community benefit by more accurately reflecting the true flood risk.

Amendment details

The amendment proposes to change the Colac Otway Planning Scheme in the following ways;

Mapping changes

  • Delete Planning Scheme Map No 13LSIO-FO
  • Insert new Planning Scheme Maps No 13LSIO-FO and 13SBO
  • Amend Planning Scheme Maps No 12LSIO-FO

Ordinance changes

  • Insert Clause 44.05 Special Building Overlay into the Colac Otway Planning Scheme
  • Insert Schedule to Clause 44.05 Special Building Overlay into the Colac Otway Planning Scheme
  • Amend the Schedule to Clause 72.03 to list the new flood overlay map
  • Amend the Schedule to Clause 72.08 – Background Documents – to insert the Birregurra Flood and Drainage Strategy 2021 as a Background Document in the Colac Otway Planning Scheme

Council resolution

Council considered Amendment C116cola at its April 2021 meeting and resolved to exhibit the Amendment.  A copy of the Council report and meeting minutes can be found here on Council's website (look to April 2021 meeting).  A copy of the Council Minutes is found here.

Amendment documents

The Amendment documents and other information can be found here;

Colac-Otway-C116cola-sbo-Map13.pdf(PDF, 210KB)

Colac-Otway-C116cola-lsio-fo-Map12.pdf(PDF, 383KB)

Colac-Otway-C116cola-lsio-fo-Map13.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

 

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