Moira Shire Council and Shire of Campaspe have previously approved the RRLUS in October 2008. In addition to the RRLUS, an Issues Paper (July 2009) was also adopted as an Addendum.
The RRLUS was prepared by Parsons Brinkeroff (PB), RM Consulting Group and others on behalf of the Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire Council and the Shire of Campaspe. The study area comprises land within the rural areas in each of the municipalities.
The objective of the RRLUS is to secure and promote the future of agriculture across the region through modifications to the Greater Shepparton, the Campaspe Planning Scheme and the Moira Planning Scheme.
Amendment C121 to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme is currently being finalised to implement the key recommendations of the RRLUS. The amendment proposes to:
- introduce three new categories of the Farming Zone;
- include modified subdivision and dwelling entitlements within each Farming Zone category; and
- apply the Rural Conservation Zone to conserve areas with high environmental and landscape values.
For more information, contact Council's Strategic Planning Branch on 03 5832 9823.