Bass Coast,

Council adopts Land Subject to Inundation Overlay amendment

Bass Coast Shire Council adopted Amendment C82 Land Subject to Inundation at last night’s Ordinary Meeting.

The Amendment will now be submitted to the Minister for Planning for final approval and incorporation into the Bass Coast Planning Scheme.

This Amendment is a joint project between Council, Melbourne Water the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said it identifies areas that are at risk of riverine and coastal inundation.

“Amendment C82 will introduce new planning permit requirements for earthworks, buildings and works in areas identified as at risk of inundation,” Cr Brown said.

“The Amendment also includes a number of exemptions from the need for a planning permit for things like normal farming activities and small scale extensions to buildings.”

Inclusion of flood and coastal inundation information into the Bass Coast Planning Scheme will allow for immediate access to the necessary information about flooding, Cr Brown said.

“This information will appear on planning and property information certificate. The information may also be used to help Council and other agencies plan and prioritise emergency management and drainage management plans,” Cr Brown said.

“The benefit of having this information included in the Bass Coast Planning Scheme is that it allows land owners and developers immediate access to the necessary information about flooding.

“This means any affected areas can be identified and considered in the early stages of the development process. This will help to ensure that new development is designed with inundation risk in mind.”

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