Amendment C195 (Investigation Area 3 - Rezoning to the Urban Growth Zone)

Greater Shepparton City Council has prepared Amendment C195 to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme.

The proposed Amendment applies to approximately 474 hectares of land at Kialla, generally bound by Archer Road to the west, River Road to the south, Doyles Road to the east and the Broken River to the north.

The Amendment proposes to rezone all land in the Rural Living Zone to the Urban Growth Zone to safeguard the area for future development as a strategic residential growth corridor. The Amendment seeks to reduce the minimum lot size for subdivision from eight hectares to a maximum of two hectares, to allow for house excisions, where appropriate. The Amendment also proposes to amend the Municipal Strategic Statement to provide interim guidance for planning permit applications until a Precinct Structure Plan is prepared and implemented.

You may inspect the Amendment, any documents that support the Amendment and the Explanatory Report about the Amendment, free of charge, at the following locations:

An Independent Planning Panel was requested to review proposed Amendment C195 to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme and all submissions received during exhibition of the Amendment.

The Panel Hearing took place on 16 March 2017 at Council Offices 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

At the 16 May 2017 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to adopt the recommendation of the Amendment C195 Panel Report, adopt the Amendment with post-exhibition changes and submit to the Minister for Planning for approval.

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C195 to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme. The Amendment comes into operation on the date the notice was published in the Government Gazette being 17 August 2017.