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Have Your Say: Cardinia Planning Scheme Review

Published: 16 July 2018

Cardinia Shire Council’s draft review of the Cardinia Planning Scheme is currently on exhibition for public comment.

A community drop-in session will be held 2–7pm, Tuesday 24 July 2018 at the Cardinia Shire Civic Centre, 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.

Each local government in Victoria is covered by a planning scheme. The Cardinia Planning Scheme contains the Municipal Strategic Statement, which sets out how land is protected and how it can be used and developed in Cardinia Shire.

Council is legally required to regularly review the Cardinia Planning Scheme to ensure that it is up-to-date, consistent with Victorian Government planning policy, and does not contain errors. 

Planning schemes require changes over time to ensure that requirements continue to meet the needs of the local community, to achieve certain planning outcomes and to support new policies.

The review addresses changes made since the last review (2012) and proposes to include the following in the updated Planning Scheme:

  • Changes to the State Planning Policy, including the introduction of the ‘refreshed’ Plan Melbourne (2017 -2050).
  • Other relevant Victorian Government documents such as Planning Practice Notes.
  • Changes at a local level, which include: 
    • changes to the Urban Growth Boundary resulting in the inclusion of Pakenham East into the growth corridor
    • precinct Structure Planning that is being undertaken and completed
    • changes of economic significance such as the relocation of the Pakenham Racecourse to Tynong.
  • Work already undertaken, such as the introduction of a Gaming Policy and the Airport Policy, and the completion of the Beaconsfield Structure Plan.
  • Relevant Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Planning Panels decisions.
  • A review of relevant Council documents that contain planning actions, such as the Council Plan and the Liveability Plan.
  • Changes to the zoning or overlays on specific properties are not proposed as part of this review. 

The review is a high-level strategic analysis of the Cardinia Planning Scheme; it does not focus on particular addresses or properties.

Feedback obtained through community consultation will be used to inform changes to the Cardinia Planning Scheme. Following this consultation, a planning scheme amendment will be prepared to introduce these changes, which will go through an additional public consultation process.

The review is open for comment until 5pm, Friday 17 August 2018

For more information visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay