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Public notice - 20 March 2018

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Planning and Environment Act 1987

Mount Alexander Planning Scheme
Notice of the Preparation of an Amendment to a Planning Scheme and
Notice of an Application for a Planning Permit Given Under Section 96C of the Planning and Environment Act 1987
Amendment C84 and Planning Permit Application PA162/2017

The land affected by both the Amendment and the Application is 26 Market Street Harcourt being Lots A, B and C PS746864C. The amendment proposes to rezone the land from Farming Zone to General Residential Zone (Schedule 1). The application is for a permit to subdivide land to create 32 residential lots and vary the waterway management easement. The applicant for the permit is Mount View Properties (Vic) Pty Ltd. You may inspect the Amendment, the Explanatory Report about the amendment, the Application, and any documents that support the amendment and the application, including the proposed permit, free of charge, at the following locations:

• During office hours at 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 submittor wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submittors 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 23 April 2018. A submission must be sent to Amendment C084, Strategic Planning, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine Vic 3450. Council 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

Update on communication survey

Thank you to everyone who completed a survey to help Council improve our communication and engagement. We really appreciate your input. Congratulations to the five winners of a $100 food and grocery voucher. The winners are Nat Aitken, Alison Brookes, Stuart McCubbin, Linda Shaw and Marli Wallace. We'll share the survey findings and feedback with the community later this year.

Barefoot Bowls fundraiser

Head along to Castlemaine District Community Health’s barefoot bowls fundraiser to support their cycling team to participate in the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay Fundraising Drive from Echuca to Port Fairy. The team is raising funds for Castlemaine Health to help purchase equipment for the operating theatre at Castlemaine Hospital. Head to the Campbells Creek Bowling Club at 5.30pm on Friday 23 March. Entry is $20 which includes bowls and a barbecue dinner. The event includes a silent auction. To book contact Robert Scott on 0411 265 135 or rscott@castlemainehealth.org.au. Council is a proud supporter of this event.

Employment opportunities

Principal Governance Officer (readvertised), full time
Closes at 4.00pm, Friday 30 March.

Planning Compliance Officer, part time
Closes at 4.00pm, Friday 23 March.

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

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 March
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 17 April.

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Council Column is published in the Midland Express every Tuesday.

Public notice - 20 March 2018.

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