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Planning and Environment Act 1987


Notice of the preparation of an amendment to a planning scheme Amendment C196more


Amendment C196more applies a Special Building Overlay – Schedule 2 to properties across Merri-bek affected by stormwater overland flows in Merri-bek’s local drainage areas. This means a planning permit will be required for buildings and works affected by the Special Building Overlay – Schedule 2.

For further details, refer to the explanatory report about the amendment.

Details of the amendment

The Merri-bek City Council planning authority has prepared Amendment C196more to the Merri-bek Planning Scheme.

The land affected by the amendment is land which has been identified by Council as being subject to stormwater overland flows in Council’s local drainage catchments.

The amendment proposes to introduce the Special Building Overlay – Schedule 2 into the Merri-bek Planning Scheme and apply the overlay to the land.

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at:

• the Merri-bek City Council website at; or

• on request, during office hours, at the office of the planning authority (Coburg Customer Service Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg) by contacting 9240 ... to arrange a time to view the amendment documentation; or

• the Department of Transport and Planning website or by contacting 1800 789... to arrange a time to view the amendment documentation.

Any person may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for the planning authority to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend planning authority meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. The closing date for submissions is Monday, 17 June 2024.

Email submissions to Alternatively mail to:

Strategic Planning

Submission to Amendment C196more

Merri-bek City Council

Locked Bag 10

Brunswick VIC 3056

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office and/or its website for any person to inspect free of charge until the end of the two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Phillip Priest

Acting Director Place and Environment

Brunswick 3056

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