Amendment C219 to the Whitehorse Planning Scheme proposes to introduce permanent tree controls to protect existing and establishing trees and the landscape character of the municipality.
As per the Council meeting resolution of 16 March 2020 - view the Council Meeting minutes - Council wrote to the Minister for Planning to request approval of the tree protection controls.
The Minister for Planning has now approved Amendment C219, on an interim basis for 12 months, while the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) completes a review of the Significant Landscape Overlay (SLO) in the Victoria Planning Provisions.
Amendment C219 replaces the SLO that was originally applied by Amendment C191 and provides further exemptions from the need for a permit. The approved SLO9, and the complete list of permit requirements and exemptions, is available here ( PDF 314.6KB).
Under Section 41 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act) the amendment documents must be available for public inspection during office hours. During the operation of Part 10A of the Act (COVID-19 temporary measures) the documents are available below:
- Explanatory Report ( PDF 177.67KB)
- Instruction Sheet ( PDF 4.2KB)
- Clause 21.05 – Environment ( PDF 349.83KB)
- Clause 21.06 – Housing ( PDF 1MB)
- Clause 22.03 – Residential Development ( PDF 654.54KB)
- Clause 22.04 – Tree Conservation ( PDF 311.6KB)
- Clause 42.03s9 – Schedule 9 to the Significant Landscape Overlay ( PDF 314.6KB)
Under Section 36(2) of the Act, Council is required to give notice of approval of the amendment by publishing a notice in a newspaper generally circulating in the area. During the operation of Part 10A of the Act (COVID-19 temporary measures) where there is no newspaper in circulation, the notice is available here ( PDF 78.65KB).
If you are unsure if you require a permit, please contact Council’s Planning and Building Department on 9262 6303.
Any personal information you may include in any submission to Council on the Amendment is collected for planning purposes in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The public may view the submissions whilst the Amendment is being considered. In accordance with the “Improving Access to Planning Documents” Practice Note dated December 1999, a copy of your submission may be made available upon request. If you fail to provide this information your comments may not be considered. You may access this information by contacting Council on 9262 6303.