Birregurra Flood Study adopted

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Full support of the Birregurra Flood Study Planning Scheme Amendment C116cola (the Amendment) has been granted by an independent planning panel appointed by the Minister of Planning.

Following presentation of this report to Council at the June Council Meeting, the Amendment has now been adopted as exhibited, subject to excluding a minor part of one submitter’s land from the overlay provisions.

“Council is pleased to be in the final stage of the process, which commenced in 2019 with the Birregurra Flood and Drainage Study,” said Ian Seuren, GM Development and Community Services. “The Amendment responds to local flood events and ongoing pressure for development in Birregurra.”

The Amendment changes the mapping of flood-based overlays in Birregurra so they align with updated mapping of flood prone land in the Birregurra Flood and Drainage Strategy.

The Amendment was placed on public exhibition in September 2021, attracting five submissions. One submission was from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA), which supported the Amendment.

All submitters had the opportunity to verbally present their submissions to the Panel and the Amendment will now be forwarded to the Minister for Planning for approval.

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