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Planning Scheme Amendments

A Planning Scheme Amendment is a formal process that changes the planning scheme to achieve a good planning outcome, or to support a new policy direction.

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.


An example of a Planning Scheme Amendment:

If Council wanted to encourage more rural living developments on land that is zoned for farming, it would amend the scheme and rezone land from farming to rural living.


Current Amendments on exhibition


C136 – Rezone land from the Farming Zone – Schedule 1 to the Rural Living Zone - Schedule 5 and 13 lot subdivision

The proposed amendment seeks to rezone the subject land from the Farming Zone – Schedule 1 to the Rural Living Zone - Schedule 5 to facilitate the development of the land for rural residential opportunities. The amendment also seeks to undertake a subdivision of the larger parcel land as part of the application.

In brief, the combined Amendment will make the following changes to the East Gippsland Planning Scheme:

  • Inserts a new Schedule 5 to Clause 35.03 Rural Living Zone
  • Updates Planning Scheme Map 41
  • Facilitate the subdivision of the precinct into 13 lots

The amendment affects the area outlined below; which is bounded by Major Creek Road, Forest Road and Jarrahmond Road in Orbost.


You may inspect the Amendment, the Explanatory Report about the Amendment, the application, and any documents that support the Amendment and the application, including the proposed permit, free of charge, at the following locations during office hours, at the office of the planning authority.

  • Corporate Centre, 273 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
  • Service Centre, 24 Service Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
  • Orbost Service Centre, 1 Ruskin Street, Orbost, Victoria 3888

Or you can view the Amendment on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

The closing date for submissions is 25 August 2016

Please forward submissions to:

Manager Strategic Planning

Submission for Amendment C136

East Gippsland Shire Council

PO Box 1618

Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Alternatively submissions may be lodged by email. Please include the words “Attention Manager Strategic Planning – Submission for Amendment C136” in the title.

East Gippsland C136 001znMap41 Exhibition (PDF 43KB)

East Gippsland C136 35_03 Amendment Track Changes (PDF 105KB)

East Gippsland C136 Explanatory Note (PDF 343KB)

East Gippsland C136 Notice of Preparation of an Amendment Exhibition (PDF 198KB)

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.


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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