Bass Coast,

Minister approves Land Subject to Inundation Overlay Amendment

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C82 Land Subject to Inundation Overlay with the new controls now forming part of the Bass Coast Planning Scheme.

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

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said the approval by the Minister is a major step forward in long term planning for areas that are at risk of riverine and coastal inundation.

“We welcome the decision of the Minister, which confirms Council’s commitment to working with the community to secure a built environment that complements our landscape, lifestyle and climate,” Cr Crugnale said.

“Working collaboratively with partner agencies, Amendment C82 is at the vanguard of planning for flood risk across Victoria. It introduces new planning permit requirements for earthworks, buildings and works in areas identified as at risk of flooding.”

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

This information will appear on planning and property information certificates, and may also be used to help Council and other agencies plan and prioritise emergency management and drainage management plans.

“This means any affected areas can be identified and considered in the early stages of the development process,” Cr Crugnale said.

“This will help to ensure that new development is designed with flooding risk in mind.”

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