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Planning for Growth – Reports

Ordinary Meeting - 12 February 2014

Conclusion It is recommended that Council seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit the combined Amendment and Planning Permit. This important project has been thoroughly planned over the last decade and will enhance Bendigo’s position in the region by allowing growth of the air interstate and intrastate businesses. Options Council has the option of:  Supporting the Amendment proposal and making a request to the Minister for Planning to authorise preparation and exhibition of the Amendment.  Refusing the request to prepare an Amendment. Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 there is no right of review of a council's decision not to support preparation of an Amendment. Resource Implications Officer time and Council financial resources will be required to prepare the Amendment documentation for authorisation, exhibition, manage the exhibition process and liaise with the Minister for Planning. On such a complex proposal, we would anticipate that a Panel may be required following unresolved submissions. Panel costs are difficult to predict without knowing the topics of submissions, and the extent required to support our position. We have however estimated these costs as between $100,000 and $200,000 including legal representation and expert witness reports. The Amendment will have a modest increase in planning applications due to the Zone changes and new Overlays. Attachments    

Explanatory Report Maps showing new Zones and Overlays Draft Planning Permit DP/68/2013 Proposed Special Use Zone 7


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