Affected location

Amendment C394 - Land Subject to Inundation Overlay - Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay

Current Status

Public Exhibition

Closing date: Monday, 12 August 2019

Council has prepared Amendment C394 to the planning scheme and it is currently on public exhibition. Submissions can be made online using the form below.

Victorian Government policy requires all councils to plan for a 0.8 metre sea level rise by the year 2100. To help guide our plan, the Bellarine Peninsula – Corio Bay Local Coastal Hazard Assessment –  Inundation Report was prepared and released in December 2015. 

The report was prepared as part of the Our Coast project. This project identified properties that will be subject to future flood events and sea level rise and is the basis for this amendment.

Amendment C394 includes a new Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO2) and local policy changes. The overlay will require a planning permit for new buildings and works on certain properties - as shown in the Overview Map (see supporting Documents below) or the more detailed Zone Maps (see "Amendment Documents" below). 

The LSIO2 overlay will apply to 1614 coastal properties on the Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay at Avalon, Lara, Corio, Geelong, East Geelong, Newcomb, Moolap, Leopold, Bellarine, Portarlington, Indented Head, St Leonards, Swan Bay, Ocean Grove, Wallington, Barwon Heads, Connewarre and Breamlea.

Frequently Asked Questions are provided below under "Supporting Documents".

The decision to prepare and exhibit the Amendment was made by Council at it’s meeting on 14 May 2019. The minutes from the meeting can be viewed under 'Supporting Documents'.

Amendment Documents

Supporting Documents

View printed copies of these documents at:

City of Greater Geelong, Customer Service Centre - Ground floor
100 Brougham Street, Geelong 3220 - 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


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