Amendment C395 - Settlement Strategy and Northern & Western Geelong Growth Areas

Current Status

Council Meeting to Adopt

Council meeting date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Implements the City of Greater Geelong’s Settlement Strategy (2018) and Northern and Western Geelong Growth Areas Framework Plan (2019) into the planning scheme.


Council will consider an officer’s report at the 25 August 2020 meeting and will decide whether the amendment should be adopted.

The Council meeting agenda will be published Here

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An Independent Panel was appointed to review submissions. It conducted a Panel Hearing between 12 November 2019 and 18 March 2020. 

The Panel has provided its report to Council and a copy is provided below under “Panel Hearing Documents”.

 Council officers are reviewing the Panel’s recommendations and will prepare a report to be considered at a Council meeting in August.

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The key documents for the Panel Hearing including Council's submissions,  Expert Witness Statements, timetables and directions are posted below under “Panel Hearing Documents”. Other panel documents are available from Council electronically on request.

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 Council considered a report on the submissions to this Amendment on 24 September 2019 and resolved to refer them to an Independent Panel.

A copy of the report to Council is provided below under "Supporting documents".

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Public exhibition of Amendment C395 has closed.

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In October 2018 Council adopted the City of Greater Geelong Settlement Strategy.  In March 2019 Council adopted the Northern and Western Geelong Growth Areas Framework Plan.  This amendment seeks to implement these documents into the Planning Scheme.

The changes proposed by the amendment include:

  • Minor changes to Clauses 21.03 Objectives – Strategies - Implementation, 21.11 Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area and 21.16 Anakie to reflect the Framework Plan.
  • Replace the Municipal Framework Plan at Clause 21.04 to implement the Settlement Strategy.
  • Replace and amend Clauses 21.06 Settlement and Housing,  21.08 Development and Community Infrastructure and 21.14 The Bellarine Peninsula to implement the Settlement Strategy.
  • A new Clause 21.20 Northern and Western Geelong Growth Areas to implement the Framework Plan.
  • Rezone land in the Northern and Western  Growth Areas  from Rural Living, Farming, Public Park and Recreation and Industrial 1 Zones to the Urban Growth Zone.

The new planning scheme clauses and zoning maps are below under 'Amendment Documents'.

Further Information

An Information Sheet and Council Meeting Minutes can be found below under 'Supporting Documents'.

The Settlement Strategy can be found under 'Supporting Documents' below. To view further information and background on the Settlement Strategy Click Here.

The Northern & Western Geelong Growth Areas Framework Plan can be found under 'Supporting Documents' below.

To view the 'Technical Reports' that informed the preparation of the Framework Plan Click Here

 To view further information and background on the Northern & Western Geelong Growth Areas project Click Here

Distinctive Area and Landscapes Program

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is currently working to declare the Bellarine Peninsula a Distinctive Area and Landscape under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.This process will set long-term settlement boundaries and review height controls within townships on the Bellarine.  Further information on this separate process can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the relationship between this amendment and the Distinctive Area and Landscapes Program can be viewed under 'Supporting Documents'.


Panel Hearing Documents



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100 Brougham Street, Geelong 3220

8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Submissions

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


Submissions are now closed