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Amendment C77 - General amendment and error correction

What the amendment does

The amendment made corrections to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme and implemented outstanding recommendations from the Metcalfe Heritage Study. The Metcalfe Heritage Study was implemented as part of the introduction of the new format planning scheme resulting in a number of anomalies. This included places where the Heritage Overlay was not introduced, or where the Heritage Overlay was mapped to an incorrect area.

Corrections to the Heritage Overlay (HO) schedule and HO planning scheme maps will be predominately in Chewton, Golden Point, Metcalfe, and Barkers Creek.

Fifty six properties are affected by corrections to the Heritage Overlay, or outstanding recommendations of the Metcalfe Heritage Study. The majority of these are corrections of errors in the implementation of the Metcalfe Heritage Study, and translation to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme. These include:
• HO’s not mapped correctly;
• Heritage places listed in the schedule to the HO but not mapped;
• HO’s mapped with the incorrect HO number;
• HO’s mapped over the incorrect property; and
• Incomplete addresses for heritage places listed in the Schedule to the HO.

Specifically the amendment alters Planning Scheme Maps 5HO, 6ZN, 7HO, 13HO, 16ZN, 19HO, 23ZN, 24HO, 25HO, 30HO, 33HO, 34HO, 36HO, and 40HO, and proposes to add new map 8HO.

The amendment also proposes to rezone four privately owned properties from a public zone to the most appropriate zone, or to amend zoning that does not align with property boundaries, as follows:

Property Address Size of Land Parcel Current Zone Proposed Zone Reason for rezoning (former & current use, surrounding zones/uses, etc.)
15 Symes Road, Harcourt Vic 594m2 FZ & TZ TZ The zoning on the property does not align with the property boundaries. The land currently holds a dwelling and the parcel of land is sized appropriately for a residential zone.
Symes Road, Harcourt Vic 10980 m2 TZ & FZ FZ The zoning on the property does not align with the property boundaries. The land is currently vacant and is more suitably sized for a rural zone.
95 High Street, Maldon Vic 1214 m2 PUZ6 C1Z The Maldon Post Office was sold to a private owner approximately 15 years ago and was not rezoned in this process. Although privately owned, the post office is still operating. The Maldon Framework Plan (cl 21.03), and Maldon Retail Study both identify the site as being in the Maldon Town Centre. Given this and the C1Z directly opposite on High Street, the C1Z has been identified.
13-21 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine Vic 1349m2 PUZ1 C1Z The old State Electricity Commission building was sold privately a number of years ago and was not rezoned in the process. The land is situated within a commercial district and is now used as a health clinic.

Accessing more information and documentation

To see the final approved amendment documentation, click here to visit Amendments online.

Current status

The Minister for Planning has approved the amendment and it now forms part of the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme following publication in the Victorian Government Gazette on 13 October 2016.

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