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Planning Scheme Amendment C243 – Heathcote Flood Study

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The City of Greater Bendigo has prepared planning scheme amendment C243 in conjunction with the North Central Catchment Management Authority. The amendment proposes to update the existing flood planning controls in Heathcote based on the flood modelling from the Heathcote Flood Study, 2016. The amendment affects various properties located generally along either side of the McIvor Creek in Heathcote by applying or removing the Urban Floodway Zone or the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay. The amendment is required to ensure that up to date information on flooding is considered in future development proposals in Heathcote.

The public exhibition of this amendment finished on Monday April 20, 2020.  At its June 17, 2020 meeting, Council resolved to request the Minister for Planning to appoint an Independent Planning Panel to consider all opposing submissions to the amendment which the City and the North Central Catchment Management Authority have been unable to resolve.

On June 29, 2020, the Minister for Planning appointed the Independent Planning Panel. 

The Panel Hearing was held on Tuesday September 22, 2020 by video conference, due to COVID-19 and the associated physical distancing requirements. All parties to the amendment were individually invited to attend the hearing.

The Panel report is now being awaited and will subsequently be made available to the public.

If you have any further queries on this amendment or the amendment process, please contact us by calling 5434 6355 or by emailing [email protected]


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  • Close of public exhibition
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  • Directions hearing held
  • Panel hearing scheduled

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