Land use and development decisions – like what sort of buildings and activity can go where – are a key part of what local government does. The impact of those planning decisions shapes the future of our places and our communities.
Murrindindi Shire Council assesses every planning application against the standards and criteria set out in the Victoria Planning Provisions, the Murrindindi Planning Scheme and the Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987.
Council officers assess and make decisions under delegation about most planning applications. Applications only go to Council for a decision if the officers recommend the proposal be refused or if formal objections have been submitted against the proposal.
At its ordinary meeting on 25 September, Council considered the following six planning proposals, objections to those proposals and the Council officer recommendations:
- Development of a dwelling at 115 Dyes Lane, Buxton
- Re-subdivision and use of land (changing the layout of existing lots) at 95 Deviation Road, Kinglake Central
- Two lot residential subdivision at 852 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Pheasant Creek
- Two lot residential subdivision and development of a second dwelling at 33 Sedgwick Street, Marysville
- Development of a farm shed at 20 Bald Spur Road, Kinglake Central
- 16 lot residential subdivision at 15 Halls Flat Road, Alexandra.
After careful consideration, Council resolved to issue five Notices of Decision to grant permits. These were for 115 Dyes Lane, Buxton, 33 Sedgwick Street, Marysville, 20 Bald Spur Road, Kinglake Central and 15 Halls Flat Road, Alexandra. An alternate motion to issue a Notice of Decision for 852 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Pheasant Creek was proposed and unanimously supported by Council.
The officers’ recommendation to refuse the re-subdivision of 95 Deviation Road, Kinglake Central was endorsed by Council.