Bass Coast,

Rural Land Amendment To Begin

Bass Coast Shire Council will now seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to begin an amendment to implement the Rural Land Use Strategy into the Bass Coast Planning Scheme.

Council adopted a report that recommended commencing the amendment

Adopted on 21 August 2013, the Rural Land Use Strategy 2013 sets out the long-term vision for the Shire’s rural land use.

Its vision aims to:

  • Protect the opportunity for agriculture

  • Protect rural landscape and maintain green breaks between towns

  • Provide for rural-based tourism

  • Ensure that environmental values are protected and enhanced

  • Protect the liveability of Bass Coast’s rural areas

The Strategy recommends different subdivision and minimum lot size provisions for dwellings for each category.

“Undertaking an amendment to implement the Rural Land Use Strategy 2013 into the Planning Scheme will ensure that the policy direction is incorporated into day-to-day decision making,” Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said.

“It will also provide clarity regarding Council’s strategic vision for its rural area.”

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberly Brown, said this next step in the process was important

For further information please contact Strategic Planning Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or visit