Phillip Island,

Amendment C132 Rejected By Council

Bass Coast Shire Council decided to abandon Amendment C132 to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme at last night’s meeting.

Amendment C132 proposed to rezone the Phillip Island Golf Club and land south-east of the land currently occupied by the Phillip Island Golf Club from the Farming Zone to the Special Use Zone to facilitate the development of an integrated golf course and residential development.

Council carried an alternative motion to abandon the Amendment because it believed the rezoning would have a detrimental impact on the adjoining wetlands and would not allow flora and fauna migration, or benefit the community.

Cr Phil Wright moved the motion, which was seconded by Cr Jordan Crugnale.

After being on public exhibition in April and May, Council received 79 submissions on the Amendment and referred them to a Planning Panel for review, which took place in July and August.

Council received a final report from Planning Panels Victoria in September; however, the amended motion went against the Panel’s recommendation to rezone the land.

All submitters will be notified of Council’s decision.