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The public exhibition period for Amendment C133 has now closed. Council is considering all submissions received and will contact submitters in an effort to resolve any issues raised. Any submissions that cannot be resolved will be referred to an independent Planning Panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

The purpose of the Planning Panel is to hear submissions made about amendments to planning schemes. It makes recommendations or provides advice about whether or not changes should be made to the amendment. Panel members consist of experts in their field and are chosen based on the amendment and the issues raised in submissions.

Anyone who made a written submission that is to be considered by the Planning Panel also has an opportunity to present their views at a public hearing.

For further information on the Planning Panel process, click here.

What is the Amendment?

Amendment C133 is proposed to make changes to local policy, zones, and overlays within the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme to implement the recommendations of the Newport Structure Plan and Inner Newport Heritage Gap Study.

The merits of the amendment were discussed at a Council Meeting on 8 March 2022. You can read the full report via this link.

To find out more about the amendment, click here.

To review the full amendment documentation click here.

An amendment to the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme must follow the process legislated by the state government in the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Due to this, Hobsons Bay Council must make a copy of every submission available on request, free of charge until two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.