Planning Scheme Amendments - Amendment C109 - Venus Bay Caravan Park & Planning Permit 2016/180
What is Amendment C109 and Planning Permit 2016/180?
Planning Scheme Amendment C109 proposes to apply a Special Use Zone (SUZ) to the land commonly known as the Venus Bay Caravan Park to assist in securing the ongoing long term use of the land as a caravan park. The Amendment also proposes to rezone land to the Low Density Residential Zone to facilitate the creation of a six lot residential subdivision (planning permit application 2016/180) with road access from Inlet View Road. Two additional lots are to be created on land proposed to be rezoned Township, with a further additional lot to be created for the caravan park (SUZ land). The entire site is currently in the Farming Zone. Planning Scheme overlay changes are also proposed.
The land is recognised in the Venus Bay Urban Design Framework (2006), as a future urban expansion area.
The land is currently Farming Zone. However, the small size of the property, and its location in the centre of Venus Bay (abutting many residential properties) means that it has limited potential for most agricultural uses.
Special Use Zone - Venus Bay Caravan Park
The Special Use Zone has been specifically tailored to this site and identifies suitable uses which can be applied for through the planning permit process. The Special Use Zone has been drafted to protect the ongoing use of the land as a caravan park and to allow for uses which are complimentary to the Caravan Park.
Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ) Subdivision proposal
The subdivision component of the proposal includes six lots (all exceeding 4,000sqm) in the LDRZ. Each lot will include a building envelope which will limit where dwelling development can occur on the site. Native vegetation removal will be considered and appropriate offsets provided via the requirements set-out in the planning permit conditions.
There will also be one residential lot created (Township Zone) adjoining Ockenga Close. A lot in the east of the site on Centre Road is existing, and this will be made slightly smaller, and rezoned from Farming Zone to Township Zone.
The subdivision plan can be viewed here.
Below are the official Amendment C109 documents. These documents explain what the Amendment does and will assist you in understanding if the Amendment affects you.
Anyone can make a submission on Amendment 109 either stating their concerns, requesting changes or in support for the proposal. If Council cannot resolve issues or concerns arising from the submission, Council will request that the Minister for Planning appoint an Independent Planning Panel to consider all submission and the proposal. The panel will provide Council with a panel report which will discuss all the issues raised during the panel process and will provide Council with recommendations. Council can choose to adopt the amendment with changes as per the panel recommendations or can opt to not adopt the recommendations. Council needs to justify any changes to the Minister for Planning when seeking approval.
Submissions must be sent to South Gippsland Shire Council, Private Bag 4, Leongatha 3953. Email submissions can be sent to Council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au clearly noting in the email subject line that the email is a submission to Amendment C109.
The closing date for submissions is Monday 31 July 2017. Council can choose not to accept submissions received after this date.
This is a complex amendment with many elements. If you have any queries regarding any element of the Amendment please contact Ken Griffiths Strategic Planning Coordinator on 5662 9236 or email