Introduction of an Environmentally Efficient Design policy
Yarra Council has prepared Amendment C133 to the Yarra Planning Scheme.
The amendment was exhibited for public comment in April 2013 concurrently with five other councils - Banyule, Moreland, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Whitehorse.
During the exhibition process Yarra received 29 submissions to the amendment. At its meeting on 9 July, Council resolved to request an independent planning panel to review these submissions. The Minister for Planning has requested a joint Panel and Advisory Committee consider the submissions, as well as a number of other considerations.
The planning panel review will be held in conjunction with the other five Councils over nine days from 25 November - 17 December at Planning Panels Victoria.
The full panel hearing timetable can be downloaded here: Environmental Efficient Design Advisory Committee and Panel Timetable (188.37 KB)
The hearing is open to the public. More information about the Planning Panel, including the Advisory Committee Members and the Terms of Reference, is available on the Department of Planning and Community Development website.
Expert evidence statements
Expert evidence statements can be viewed on the Maddocks website.
The amendments of all five councils seek to introduce a new Local Planning Policy titled Environmentally Efficient Design to the Local Planning Policy Framework to each respective municipality.
The amendments affect all land within each of the participating municipalities. The concurrent exhibition of the five amendments is at the request of the Department of Planning and Community Development. It is anticipated that other Councils will be pursuing similar amendments in the future.
While the objectives of the new policy are the same, the Policy Basis, Application Requirements and Reference Documents have been tailored by each Council to reflect local variations in development type.
Yarra City Council has included an update to Clause 21.07 Ecologically Sustainable Development to reflect the introduction of the local EED policy through the introduction of a new strategy.
Documents to support Amendment C133 are available below:
Explanatory Report Amendment C133.docx (41.30 KB)
Gazette Notice Amendment C133.docx (22.32 KB)
List of Amendments - Amendment C133.docx (14.17 KB)
Instruction Sheet Amendment C133.docx (21.26 KB)
List of Changes Amendment C133.docx (18.88 KB)
Proposed Clause 22.17 Environmentally Efficient Design Local Policy.docx (34.73 KB)
Revised Clause 21.07 to the MSS.docx (2.38 MB)
Revised Contents to the Yarra Planning Scheme.docx (2.24 MB)
For more information about the concurrent amendments from the other participating councils, contact:
Banyule City Council
Fae Ballingall, Strategic Planner
Visit the Banyule City Council website
Moreland City Council
Bronwyn Fry, Senior Strategic Planner
Visit the Moreland City Council website
Whitehorse City Council
Andrea Skraba, Strategic Planner
Visit the Whitehorse City Council website
Port Phillip City Council
Nic Drent, Strategic Planner
Visit the Port Phillip City Council website
City of Stonnington
Casey Lord, Senior Strategic Planner
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