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Proposed "Major Amendment to the MBRC Planning Scheme No. 1" & "New and Major Amendment to Planning Scheme Policies No. 1"

On 1 December 2015 Council decided to commence its first major amendment to the MBRC Planning Scheme. The proposed major scheme amendment package and the proposed new and amended planning scheme policies will enable better functioning of the MBRC Planning Scheme and support Council's ongoing commitment to the scheme being a living document.

The proposed amendments underwent public consultation in accordance Statutory Guideline 01/16 from 21 August 2017 to 6 October 2017. Now that the formal consultation period has ended Council will consider every properly made submission to the proposed amendments. Council may make changes to the proposed amendments in response to properly made submissions. After Council, has considered all the submissions, it must advise all submitters how the Council has dealt with their submission.

In accordance with the Minister's Statutory guideline 01/16 Making and amending local planning instruments, once Council has considered all properly made submissions it must then decided how to proceed with the proposed major amendment to the planning scheme. If Council decides to proceed, the proposed amendment and details of how Council responded to each properly made submission will be submitted to the Minister for review. If the Minister advises that the proposed amendment can proceed, it will be submitted to Council for adoption and commencement.

Consultation material will remain available at MBRC Planning Scheme Amendments for an interim period.

Note - These proposed amendments commenced under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and in accordance with Statutory Guideline 01/16. Accordingly, when consultation commences alignment amendments to reflect the terminology in the new Planning Act 2016 will not be incorporated. Alignment amendments will be made prior to the commencement of any major amendment to the MBRC Planning Scheme.

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