Amendment C388 Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Policy

Current Status

Public Exhibition

Closing date: Monday, 17 December 2018

Council has prepared Amendment C388 to the planning scheme and it is currently on public exhibition.  Submissions can be made online using the form below.

The amendment introduces an Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) Policy into the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme in a new Clause 22.68.  The amendment also makes changes to the Local Planning Policy Framework at Clauses 21.02 and 21.05 to reflect the ESD Policy.

The decision to prepare and exhibit the Amendment was made by Council at its meeting of 14 August 2018.  The minutes from the meeting can be found below under 'Supporting Documents'.


All submissions will be considered by the City of Greater Geelong, Councillors or Independent Panel as required.

Make a submission

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission. Submissions must be made 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.

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Terms and conditions

In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. Council may also provide copies of submissions to other parties for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process. 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 Panel Hearing held to consider submissions.

Alternatively, written submissions can be sent to:

The Coordinator
Strategic Implementation
City of Greater Geelong
PO Box 104, Geelong Vic 3220