Planning Scheme Amendments

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning projects provide the basis for undertaking future planning scheme amendments by researching identified planning issues and recommending measures to address these. These projects are usually undertaken by consultants with expertise in a certain field and undergo extensive community input and consultation to reflect community aspirations for planning improvements for the Shire. These projects are then reflected in the Mansfield Planning Scheme through a process known as a planning scheme amendment. You can learn more about strategic planning below: 

Strategic Planning Information

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Current Planning Scheme Amendments

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Amendment C48 has been referred to an independant panel for review. The outcome of the hearing will determine what parts of the amendment should be included, or changed before it is placed into the Mansfield Planning Scheme. 

The amendment applies to four highway approaches around the Mansfield township, outlined being:

  • Approach 1:            Maroondah Highway approach on the western side of Mansfield.
  • Approach 2:            Mount Buller approach on the eastern side of Mansfield.
  • Approach 3:            Midland Highway approach on the northern side of Mansfield.
  • Approach 4:            Mansfield Whitfield Road approach on the northern side of Mansfield.

The amendment is required to implement the Township Approaches Planning Controls and Guidelines Study, Mansfield, June 2018 with objectives to:

  • Identify the preferred future character of the four (4) township approaches.
  • Ensure future development makes a positive impact on the amenity and environment within the township approaches.
  • Ensure future development within the four (4) township approaches have regard to their local context and reinforces the valued character of the township.
  • Clearly define township approaches through built form and landscaping treatments within the private realm.
  • Provide clear, logical and useful guidelines for all – including, but not limited to developers, residents, Council officers and Councillors.

Maps for these approaches are shown within the attached explanatory report below:

Exhibition Documents:

C50 Development Plan Overlay Review

The Development plan overview has been submitted and approved by the MInister for planning. Once this amendment is exhibited in the Victorian Government Gazette, it will also be active in the Mansfield Planning Scheme. 

The amendment implements the Mansfield Planning Scheme Development Plan Overlay Review, May 2021 by reducing the application of the Development Plan Overlay and streamlining and simplifying the overlay schedules. 

The amendment is required to reduce the application of the Development Plan Overlay and streamlining and simplifying the overlay schedules to guide the preparation and assessment of development plans to guide the future use, development, subdivision and servicing of land.

Exhibition Documents:

C51 Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy

The Mansfield Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy has been split into 2 separate amendments and been referred to an indpendant panel. 

The Panel Hearing for Mansfield C51mans part 2 will take place via Microsoft Teams video conference, commencing at 10.00am on Tuesday 24 May 2022 and again at 10:00am on Wednesday 25 May 2022. You will be able to access and join the hearing at any time using the following Microsoft Teams links:

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Soon after clicking the link, a web browser will open and prompt you to either use the web version or to download the application free of charge.  You can join using the web version. You do not need to install the Microsoft Teams app unless you want the ability to share documents with parties.

When joining the video hearing, you will be asked to enter your name.

Please check your microphone, speaker and camera are working and join at least 10 minutes before the scheduled commencement time to ensure a prompt start.

If you have not previously used Microsoft Teams, please familiarise yourself with the application before the hearing starts.

Please note that the meeting link will be provided to any member of the public who seeks to observe the proceedings. Hearings are not recorded unless there is a clear need. Recording any part of the hearing in any form without permission from the Panel is prohibited.

The amendment applies to various sites in the Mansfield and Bonnie Doon townships. 

The amendment implements the Mansfield Commercial and Industrial Land Use Strategy, 2021 (‘the strategy’) by:

  • Amending Clause 21.07, Economic Development. 
  • Amending Clause 21.09, Mansfield Township. 
  • Amending the Schedule to Clause 34.01, Commercial 1 Zone.
  • Introducing Schedule 4 (Industrial 1 Zone) to Clause 43.04, Development Plan Overlay.
  • Amending the Schedule to Clause 72.08, Background Documents.   
  • Rezoning parcels of land in the Bonnie Doon township area as follows:
  • Rezone 1621 – 1625 and 1627 (part) Maroondah Highway, Bonnie Doon from Commercial 1 to General Residential 1;
  • 1738 Maroondah Highway, Bonnie Doon (Bonnie Doon Hotel) from Farming to Commercial 1

(Planning scheme map 7zn). 

  • Rezoning parcels of land in the Mansfield township area as follows:
  • Rezone 175 Dead Horse Lane from Farming to Industrial 1;
  • Rezone 264 - 282 Dead Horse Lane from Low Density Residential to Mixed Use;
  • Rezone 5 – 17 Crosbys Lane from Mixed Use to Commercial 2.

(Planning scheme maps 9, 11 and 12zn).

  • Rezone parcels of land in Curia Street from Commercial 1 to General Residential
  • Applying the Development Plan Overlay 4 to 175 Dead Horse Lane and 141 Lakins Road, Mansfield (Planning scheme maps 9DPO, 11DPO and 12DPO).

Exhibition Documents:

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Last Updated: Monday, 23 May, 2022 - 09:29