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What the Hell is Going on?

In Cardinia!

Cardinia Ratepayers and Residents Association.

State Govt. and New Zoning

It is important to look at proposed major changes to the Victorian Planning System recently announced by the Minister for Planning, which include changes in zoning, less S.173 agreements, altered uses in green wedge and no permits required for certain land use, multi storey dwellings etc. This could potentially affect all residents in both urban or rural locations once the new zones are implemented by Council. Comment and submissions are invited until 21st September. Information is available on the Dept. of Planning & Community Development website and comment via submissions is invited until 21st September. It is important to understand the details of the proposed new zones in order to make an informed submission. CRRA has asked Council to provide an information session for the benefit of interested residents and ratepayers - details to be advised. Ask your local Councillor for information.


Soon after taking office, the Coalition government declared that the urban growth boundary would be further extended and the Growth Area Authority began seeking land for that purpose by a process of 'Logical Inclusions' (inviting Councils in growth municipalities to nominate more land for UGB development The 43,700 h. is still subject to precinct planning and Federal government approval and none of the land has yet been developed. In 2005 UGB was extended across Cardinia Shire land in Officer, and that land is under development. The 2011 Logical Inclusions proposes to extend UGB to the east of Pakenham (Mt. Ararat Rd.) both north and south of the highway. See CRRA response to the Logical Inclusions proposed and Comment on the Melbourne South East Growth Corridor Plan.

 (Last updated Wednesday 9th August 2012     (Planning/Rezoning)  
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