The Proposals

On 28 January 2018, the Minister for Planning referred the following proposals sites to the Government Land Standing Advisory Committee for consideration

7-25 Hill Street, Beaufort

Note: Following the Hearing on the above matter held on Thursday 28 June 2018, the Advisory Committee has given further thought to issues raised regarding a Development Plan Overlay (DPO) Schedule for the site.

The Committee notes that there was general agreement at the Hearing that a DPO Schedule would be of assistance in dealing with some of the site constraints and setting direction for the future planning of the site. There was discussion at the Hearing about the best process to produce a draft DPO schedule and seek comments on its contents. On 4 July 2018, the Committee made the directions (see attached Directions Letter in Document Library).

The draft DPO Schedule was placed on exhibition between 23 July and 17 August 2018 (see attached draft DPO Schedule in Document Library). A second Hearing will be held on Monday 3 September 2018 at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne, in relation to the draft DPO Schedule.

On 6 April 2018, the Committee directed that further work is undertaken by the proponent to assess the heritage significance of the former school site at 7-25 Hill Street, Beaufort. The Heritage Assessment Report (30 April 2018) has been uploaded to the Document Library.

The site is currently owned by DET and is the former Beaufort Primary School. The site is 2.24 hectares in size and currently contains a number of classroom buildings and recreational space. The site is bordered by Leichardt Street, Neill Street (Western Highway) and Hill Street. The site is located within the Beaufort township to the south-east of the existing commercial precinct. To the north, east and south of the site are residential properties. The Beaufort Swimming Poool is to the south of the property

Current planning scheme controls Proposed planning scheme controls
ZoningPart Public Use Zone - Other
Part General Residential Zone - Schedule 1
General Residential Zone - Schedule 1
OverlaysFloodway Overlay
Retain

Land subject to Inundation OverlayRetain
Heritage Overlay - Schedule 502Remove

6 Lawrence Street, Beaufort

The site is currently owned by DELWP and has been developed and used as a depot. The site is 2,015 square metres in size, contains offices, sheds and vehicle storage and is located on the south-east corner of Lawrence Street and Willoby Street. The surrounding land uses are a mix of commercial, public facilities and residential properties, including the Pyrenees Shire Council offices and town hall to the east of the site and an ambulance station to the west.

Current planning scheme controls Proposed planning scheme controls
Zoning

Public Use Zone - Local Government

Commercial 2 Zone
OverlaysHeritage Overlay - Schedule 502Retain


31 Camp Hill Road, Beaufort

The site is currently owned by DELWP and has been developed and used as a DELWP depot. The site is 7,000 square metres in size, currently contains sheds and vehicle storage and is located on the northern outskirts of the Beaufort town centre. The surrounding land uses are a mix of residential properties, public recreational land and farming land. The Camp Hill Recreation Reserve lies to the south of the site. Undeveloped public land for service and utility is situated to the east of the site.

Current planning scheme controls Proposed planning scheme controls
Zoning

Public Use Zone - Other

Industrial 3 Zone
OverlaysBushfire Management OverlayRetain


Heritage Assessment

Following the Information Session in Beaufort on 27 March 2018, the Advisory Committee directed that further work is undertaken by the proponent to assess the heritage significance of the former school site at 7 Hill Street Beaufort. The Minister’s referral of the Beaufort tranche of sites to the GLSAC in part reads “In terms of 7 Hill Street, Beaufort, please consider any potential local heritage significance worth protecting”. In order to assist the Committee in providing advice to the Minister, the Committee directed the proponent to commission a heritage study by a suitably qualified heritage consultant to consider whether any buildings on the site or any other aspects of the site have local heritage significance, and provide recommendations on any planning controls required to protect the site. This was provided on 1 May 2018 and is attached below.
Heritage Assessment
PDF (6.54 MB)

DPO Schedule on exhibition

The draft DPO Schedule for 7-25 Hill Street, Beaufort, was on exhibition between 23 July and 17 August 2018. A second Hearing will be held on 3 September 2018 at Planning Panels Victoria, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne
Draft DPO Schedule
MS Word (37.87 KB)
Tranche 19 Beaufort Second hearing Directions and Timetable REVISED
PDF (371.55 KB)

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