Township Development Plans

Township Development Plan
Glenrowan, Oxley and Milawa

Council at its Ordinary Meeting, 21 April 2015 adopted the Glenrowan, Oxley and Milawa Township Development Plans.  Minor changes were made to the documents presented to Council at this meeting to address matters raised during the consultation process.  The final documents (report and plans) are found at the bottom of this page.

The following illustrates key steps in the process to date:

Update on the Township Development Plans

We are now in Years 2-3 of the Glenrowan, Oxley and Milawa Township Development Plans.  Over the last 12 months Council Officers have commenced the implementation of these plans.  A large task critical to the successful implementation is translating the vision, objectives and the immediate, ongoing and short-term actions into material that can be inserted into the Wangaratta Planning Scheme.  Proposed changes will be implemented via three separate Planning Scheme Amendments. It is anticipated that amendments to implement the Glenrowan, Oxley and Milawa Township Development Plans will commence in mid 2016.

The key steps in the amendment process are shown in the chart below.  Each amendment will follow this process.

 

Changes to the Wangaratta Planning Scheme will guide decision-making when a planning permit is triggered for subdivision, use or development.  This is a rigorous process and follows steps set out by the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  The process is rigorous as a Planning Scheme Amendment can have significant impacts on the wider community; can change the way land is used and developed or can change the basis for decision-making.  There are timelines for the different steps in a Planning Scheme Amendment, however it is not unusual for an amendment to take 12 months to go through the process once an amendment is authorised.

How will I know when these amendments commence?

The amendment commences when it is authorised, however key stakeholders and the community will be asked for input during the exhibition stage.  During the exhibition, Council will directly notify affected land owners and, in addition, notices will be placed in the local paper and the Victorian Government Gazette.

Wangaratta Planning Scheme Amendments C66 Glenrowan, C67 Oxley and C68 Milawa Township Development Plan Implementation

The amendment process to implement the recommendations of the Township Development Plans is underway.  

The following table provides an update on the progress of each amendment:

Amendment Progress Next Steps

Amendment C66 - Glenrowan Township
Development Plan

This amendment has been split into 2 parts.

C66 (Part 1) deals with the majority of the exhibited changes, with the exception of a site specific suggestion.

C66 (Part 2) deals with a site specific change, which is different to what was exhibited in Amendment C66.
 See C66 Part 1 and 2.
Amendment C66 Part 1 - Glenrowan Township Development Plan

Step 4: Adoption

Council adopted (C66 Part 1), in November 2016 with minor changes.

Step 5: Approval

Amendment C66 (Part 1) has been submitted to the Minister for Planning for approval.
Amendment C66 Part 2 - Glenrowan Township Development Plan

Step 2: Exhibition - Council's Consideration

Following the conclusionof the exhibition process Council will consider submissions at an upcoming Council Meeting.

Following the exhibition of the amendment Council needs to consider the submissions and decide onthe next step inthe amendment process.  (These steps could be:  proceeed to a panel or adopt the amendment  or abandon the amendment, depending  on the content of the submissions.)
Amendment C67 - Oxley Township Development Plan

Step 3: Panel Hearing

The Panel Report is now available (see the link under Further Information at the bottom of this page).
Council needs to consider the Panel Report and decide on the next steps in the amendment process.
Amendment C68 - Milawa Township Development Plan

Step 2: Exhibition - Council's Consideration

Following the conclusion of the exhibition process Council will consider submissions at an upcoming Council Meeting.

Following the exhibiton of the amendment Council needs to consider the submissions and decide on the next step in the amendment process.  (These steps could be:  proceed to a panel or adopt the amendment or abandon the amendment, depending on the content of the submissions.)

The amendment process was staggered to give community members time to prepare submissions for each township and Council adequate time to consider matters raised in any submissions to the amendments.

Wangaratta Planning Scheme Amendment C66 (Part 2) - Glenrowan Township

Step 2 - Exhibition

The amendment documents can be found on the Planning Scheme Online website hosted by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning by following the link below -

http://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/updates-and-amendments 

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions has been prepared to answer common enquiries.  The "Frequently Asked Questions" can be downloaded from the "Forms" section at the bottom of this page.

 

 

PDFAmendment Submission Form (343 KB)

PDFGlenrowan Township Development Plan (12821 KB)

PDFOxley Township Development Plan (11545 KB)

PDFWangaratta C67 Panel Report (858 KB)


Last Updated: 08-06-2017

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