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