Amendment C211 to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme (Planning Scheme) was prepared to expedite the delivery of the Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence (MCRE), Rumbalara Re-life Project (Rumba Re-life), Shepparton Sports and Events Centre (SSEC) and associated drainage infrastructure.
The Amendment will facilitate the timely delivery of the MCRE and Rumba Re-life, in accordance with the key milestones and funding agreement, and the future development of the SSEC, once funding has been secured. Furthermore, the Amendment introduces a Specific Controls Overlay (SCO) on the land to guide the proposed development.
The Amendment proposes to introduce a new Incorporated Document titled the Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence and Shepparton Sports and Events Centre Incorporated Document, September 2019 to facilitate the development of the associated developments.
The Amendment was placed on public exhibition from 17 January 2019 to 4 March 2019. Council also held drop-in sessions on 6 February 2019 to give interested stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the Amendment with Council officers.
All submissions received were considered by an Independent Planning Panel (the Panel) appointed by the Minister for Planning. The Hearing was held on 16 and 17 July 2019, in Shepparton. The Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme Amendment C211 Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence and Shepparton Sports and Events Centre Panel Report (the Panel Report) was received by Council on 12 August 2019.
The Panel Report recommended that Amendment C211 be adopted with post-exhibition changes based on submissions received to the Amendment.
Further consultation for the MCRE is currently being undertaken by the Department of Premier and Cabinet with all key stakeholders and the wider community to ensure the community’s vision for the MCRE informs the development of a future concept design plan.
Council has considered the recommendations of the Panel Report and resolved to adopt the recommendations of the Panel Report, in part, and to submit the Amendment to the Minister for Planning for adoption.