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Public notice - 28 November 2017

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Planning and Environment Act 1987

Mount Alexander Planning Scheme
Notice of the preparation of an amendment
Amendment C085

This amendment has been prepared by the Mount Alexander Shire Council, which is the planning authority for this amendment. The amendment applies to land within the southern part of the area affected by the Diamond Gully Structure Plan, 2016 (DGSP). The area of land affected by the amendment is approximately 25.51 hectares. The 3 affected properties are:
• 55 Diamond Gully Road, Campbells Creek;
• 61A Diamond Gully Road Muckleford; and
• part of 65 Diamond Gully Road Muckleford.

The amendment proposes to:
• Rezone 22.51 hectares of land at 55 Diamond Gully Road, Campbells Creek and 61A Diamond Gully Road and part of 65 Diamond Gully Road, Muckleford from Rural Living Zone (RLZ) and Township Zone (TZ) to General Residential Zone Schedule 1 (GRZ1) as shown on Planning Scheme Map Nos. 18 and 19;
• Apply the Development Plan Overlay (DPO) to land at 55 and 61A Diamond Gully Road and part of 65 Diamond Gully Road, Muckleford as shown on Planning Scheme Map Nos. 18DPO and 19DPO; and
• Insert a new Schedule 11 to the DPO in the planning scheme to guide the form and conditions of future use and development of land described as the ‘Southern Greenfields Precinct’ within the DGSP.

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations:
• during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, Mount Alexander Shire Council, Civic Centre, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.
• at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website www.delwp.vic.gov.au/public-inspection.

Any person who may be affected by the amendment 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 council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. The closing date for submissions is Friday 12 January 2018. A submission must be sent to Amendment C085, Strategic Planning, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450. The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Darren Fuzzard
Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to Councillor Petrusma

Dave Petrusma has been elected as a Mount Alexander Shire Councillor to fill the Castlemaine Ward vacancy, following the resignation of Tony Bell. The election result follows two countbacks conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Councillors and staff congratulate Cr Petrusma on his election and look forward to supporting him in the role.

Tarrengower by-election in February

The by-election to fill the extraordinary vacancy in the Tarrengower Ward will be held on Saturday 17 February 2018. The by-election follows the resignation of Sharon Telford. Eligible voters have until 4.00pm on Friday 15 December to update their enrolment details. To check your details visit the Enrolment section of [Underline]www.vec.gov.au. Ballots will be mailed out in early February.

Employment opportunities

Project Engineer, full time, fixed term
Environmental Health Officer, part time
Business Support Officer – Healthy Environments, part time

Applications close at 4.00pm on Friday 8 December.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply. Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more details or to apply visit the Current Vacancies section of our website.

Council meetings

• 6.00pm, Tuesday 28 November (Special Meeting of Council) at the Civic Centre
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 19 December at the Civic Centre.

The Council Column is published in The Midland Express each Tuesday.

Public notice - 28 November 2017.

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