Cape Paterson North back on the agenda

Bass Coast Shire Council will consider commencing a Planning Scheme Amendment to allow residential development of approximately 53 hectares of land north of Cape Paterson at the upcoming Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, 21 March.

This proposal was previously bought before Council in August 2016. Council received 73 written submissions to have the proposal stopped or deferred, and Council resolved to defer a decision until further community consultation had been undertaken.

Local community groups have now been consulted, including the Cape Paterson Lifesaving Club, Wonthaggi CFA, Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association and Bass Coast Shire Councillors.

Manager Stategy and Growth, Jodi Kennedy, explained that the revised application seeks to rezone approximately half of the land indicated in the original application in August, whilst still applying a Development Plan Overly to the entire area.

“The area has been identified for growth within the settlement boundary for Cape Paterson,” Mrs Kennedy said.

“It is estimated that the area proposed to be rezoned could provide up to 480 new residential lots, as well as public open space and drainage reserves.”

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, 21 March. Council will not be making a decision on the proposal, but whether to commence the process. The process includes exhibition and consultation on the proposed plans and will inform a future decision of Council regarding whether to support the proposal.