At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 15 October 2019, Council resolved to adopt the recommendations of the Independent Planning Panel Report and to submit Amendment C212 to the Minister for Planning for approval.
In addition, Council resolved to adopt the updated Greater Shepparton Township Framework Plan Review September 2019 (the Review), which reflects the recommendations of the Report.
Council prepared a draft Greater Shepparton Township Framework Plan Review (the Draft Review) in 2018. The Review examined nine of the 10 township Framework Plans included in the Planning Scheme: Congupna, Dookie, Katandra West, Merrigum, Murchison, Tallygaroopna, Tatura, Toolamba/Old Toolamba and Undera, excluding the areas which will be addressed through the Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional City Growth Plan that is currently being prepared by the Victorian Planning Authority in collaboration with Council.
The Review updates the Framework Plans where land has been rezoned since the release of the Greater Shepparton Housing Strategy in 2011, corrects mapping anomalies, and ensures there is sufficient residential land identified to satisfy expected future demand. Amendment C212 gives effect to the Review, making changes to Clause 21.04 Settlement and Clause 21.09 Reference Documents in the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme.
The Amendment was placed on public exhibition from 7 March 2019 to 8 April 2019. A total of 14 submissions were received.
All submissions received were considered by an Independent Planning Panel (the Panel) appointed by the Minister for Planning. The Hearing was held on 25 July 2019 in Shepparton. The Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme Amendment C212 Townships Framework Plan Review Panel Report (the Panel Report) was received by Council on 23 August 2019.
The Panel Report recommended that Amendment C212 be adopted with post-exhibition changes to the Toolamba and Tatura Framework Plans based on submissions received to the Amendment. It further recommended that Council reconsider the Review with changes as proposed in discussions held at the Panel Hearing.
Council has considered the recommendations of the Panel Report and resolved to adopt the recommendations of the Panel Report, to adopt the updated Greater Shepparton Township Framework Plan Review September 2019, and to submit Amendment C212 to the Minister for Planning for approval.