Key Planning Scheme Updates

From time to time, the State Government or Minister for Planning introduce changes that affect the planning schemes of several or all Victorian municipalities. This page highlights those that are relevant to the Mornington Peninsula.

VC155 - Updates to Clause 15.03 Heritage (gazetted 26 October 2018)

Amendment VC155 amends the Planning Policy Framework at Clause 15.03 Heritage to introduce a new strategy to consider the restoration or reconstruction of a heritage building that has been unlawfully or unintentionally demolished, and inserts 'The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, 2013' as a policy guideline.

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VC154 - Integrated Water Management Reforms (gazetted 26 October 2018)

Amendment VC154 implements initiatives from Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 and Water for Victoria – Water Plan to enable the planning system to better manage water, stormwater and drainage in urban development. This will provide for improved water quality and a reduction in overall nutrient quantities in the water cycle, ultimately benefiting Victorian waterways.

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VC152 - Omnibus Amendment (gazetted 26 October 2018)

Amendment VC152 establishes planning policy for the management of land for major hazard facilities and their respective buffer distances, implements a new particular provision to support a simpler and straightforward development assessment process for residential aged care facilities, introduces permit exemptions for community care accommodation to enable the streamlined renewal and development of these facilities, and provides clarity on the extent of permit exemptions for rooming houses.

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VC150 - Animal Industries (gazetted 21 September 2018)

Amendment VC150 implements actions outlined in the Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries report by introducing land use definitions and risk-based planning controls for animal industries, removing the Piggeries Code of Practice 1992, and referencing the 2018 amendments to the Victorian Code for Broiler Farms 2009.

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VC148 - Victorian Planning Provisions (gazetted 31 July 2018)

Amendment VC148 introduces changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes arising from the Victorian Government’s Smart Planning program. The program aims to simplify and modernise Victoria’s planning policy and rules to make planning more efficient, accessible and transparent.

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GC13 - Bushfire Management Overlay Updates (gazetted 3 October 2017)

Amendment GC13 updates the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) mapping following a review by the State Government. The updated BMO now includes more properties in the Mornington Peninsula.

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VC110 - Residential Areas and Building Heights (gazetted 27 March 2017)

Amendment VC110 implements the government’s response to the recommendations of the Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee by amending Clause 72 to introduce a new general term ‘garden area’, and amending the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, General Residential Zone, Residential Growth Zone, Mixed Use Zone and Township Zone.

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