Planning Scheme Amendment C91 - Improving Flood Management in Moorabool Shire

Project Overview

Council has prepared Amendment C91 to the Moorabool Planning Scheme, at the request of Melbourne Water as the relevant floodplain management authority. Amendment C91 seeks to apply the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) and the Special Building Overlay (SBO) to land affected by a 1 in 100 year flood event, in the eastern portion of Moorabool Shire.

Council is inviting written submissions from any person who may be affected by Amendment C91.

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 18 August 2020.

Submissions can be made in one of the following ways

  1. By completing the submission form below.
  2. Emailing your submission to info@moorabool.vic.gov.au
  3. Or, via mail addressed to

Moorabool Shire Council

PO Box 18

Ballan VIC 3342

A copy of all submissions received to Amendment C91 as at 17 July 2020 can be found in the Document Library for this project under Submissions.

Extended Exhibition Period:

Amendment C91 is being publicly exhibited from 12 March to 18 August 2020.

Consultation Sessions:

Please note that due to the current restrictions imposed in the interest of public safety during COVID-19, the previously advertised consultation sessions had to be cancelled.

Although these session were cancelled, representatives from both Council & Melbourne Water are still available to provide further information or answer and queries regarding the amendment by contacting our Strategic Planning team via phone on 5366 7100 or email at info@moorabool.vic.gov.au .

To find out how your property may be affected

To see how your property may be affected by the proposed LSIO or SBO, you can search your address in an interactive map via the following link: Interactive Map.

To find out more about Amendment C91

The amendment documentation and supporting documents can be inspected free of charge on the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning website at  www.planning.vic.gov.au/public-inspection.

Please note that due to the current restrictions during COVID-19, Council offices will not be open to the public until further notice.

Council officers are still available via phone 5366 7100 or email at info@moorabool.vic.gov.au and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this amendment.

If you are unable to access the amendment documents online or would like to request a hard copy, please contact our Strategic Planning Team via email at info@moorabool.vic.gov.au .

 

Council has prepared Amendment C91 to the Moorabool Planning Scheme, at the request of Melbourne Water as the relevant floodplain management authority. Amendment C91 seeks to apply the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) and the Special Building Overlay (SBO) to land affected by a 1 in 100 year flood event, in the eastern portion of Moorabool Shire.

What are the LSIO and SBO?

The LSIO and SBO are planning scheme provisions that identify land subject to flooding and trigger the need for a planning permit for proposed subdivisions, buildings and works. Some permit exemptions are available for minor buildings and works.

The LSIO applies to land affected by flooding associated with waterways and open drainage systems in both urban and rural areas.

The SBO applies to land affected by flooding associated with overland flows from the urban stormwater drainage system.

What is the purpose of the LSIO and SBO?

The Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy (2016) highlights the importance of using planning controls to help avoid and minimise flood risks. State and local planning policies require flood prone land to be identified and managed.

The application of these overlays will ensure that areas at risk of flooding are shown on planning scheme maps.  These overlays will ensure that flood risk is considered at the beginning of the development process. The purpose is to ensure that new development maintains the free passage and temporary storage of floodwaters, minimises flood damage, is compatible with the flood hazard and will not cause any significant rise in flood level or flow velocity.

All planning permit applications under the LSIO or SBO will be referred to Melbourne Water as a determining referral authority. Melbourne Water will assess development proposals and provide a referral response (including appropriate permit conditions) to Council.

What is the basis of the LSIO and SBO?

The LSIO and SBO are based on detailed flood modelling and flood extent mapping undertaken by Melbourne Water.  Amendment C91 implements the findings of the three flood studies (Report for Bacchus Marsh Area Floodplain Mapping, Ballan Township Flood Study Final Report, Lower Lerderderg Catchments Flood Mapping Report), the Melbourne Water Planning Investigations Models which prepared flood extent mapping for rural areas not covered by the flood studies, and the peer review of this body of work commissioned by Council in 2017.