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Planning Scheme Amendments

A planning scheme amendment is a formal process that changes the planning scheme to get a good planning outcome or to support a new policy direction.


An example of a Planning Scheme Amendment would be…

If council wanted to encourage more industrial development in a residential area, it would amend the scheme and rezone land from residential to industrial. Amendments to the scheme affect the wider community because they change the way land can be used or developed. They also change the way planning decisions are made in the future.


Current Amendments for your information


All current amendments that are on exhibition can be found on the Department of Planning and Community Development website. The direct links are provided below.



GC49 – Bairnsdale Hospital Heliport Flight Path Protection


Emergency helicopters play a key role in providing medical and trauma services to patients who are critically ill or who may be involved in serious accidents. Safeguarding the flight paths to the existing and rooftop helipads will protect an integral part of the health system.


The flight path protection ensures the efficient transfer of critically ill patients to the hospital that can best deliver the care they need.


The Department of Health & Human Services (the department) is therefore seeking to make changes to a number of planning schemes, including East Gippsland Planning Scheme to apply Design and Development Overlays (Overlays) to protect Emergency Medical Services helicopter flight paths.


C127 - Bairnsdale Growth Strategy


Update of the Municipal Strategic Statement to implement Bairnsdale Growth Strategy, Re-Imagining Bairnsdale Master Plan and Walking and Wayfinding in the Bairnsdale CBD Report.


Finished 30 March 2016


C121 - Twin Rivers Land Use Plan - Panel Report - dated 13 May 201


Planning Scheme Amendment C121 proposes the implement the Twin Rivers Land Use Plan – Final Report 2012 (the Twin Rivers Land Use Plan). This includes rezoning 100 Nicholson ‐ Sarsfield Road, Nicholson from Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ) to Township Zone (TZ).


Finished 24 March 2016


C125 - Paynesville Maritime Precinct Master Plan  - dated December 2009


The purpose of the Paynesville Maritime Precinct Master Plan is to provide a detailed framework and corresponding implementation strategy for the development of the Slip Road area of Burrabogie Island in Paynesville, including proposals for land use, movement network, landscape, built form and public facilities.







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