The Proposal

The Department of Transport seeks to change the planning provisions on land required for the Wallan Area Network Improvements project, via Mitchell Planning Scheme Amendment C129mith.

The Minister for Planning has referred Amendment C129mith to the independent Government Land Standing Advisory Committee for consideration of and recommendations (via a report) on the suitability of the proposed planning provisions changes.

What does the proposal do?

The proposed planning provisions seek to:
  • Combine the planning controls on the project land into one control namely the Specific Control Overlay 3 (SCO3).
  • Incorporate the Wallan Area Network Improvements Project Incorporated Document, September 2020 into the Mitchell Planning Scheme.
  • Apply the Public Acquisition Overlay 5 (PAO) to land proposed to be acquired for the project.
  • Make the Minister for Planning (rather than Council) the responsible authority for future approvals.

An aerial plan of the project area, a plan of the SCO3 and PAO5 extent and the current and proposed planning provisions are available in the Information Pack on this webpage.

Directions Hearing

A Directions Hearing will be held on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 by video conference using MS Teams. You may view proceedings by clicking this link.

Public Hearing

The Public Hearing is expected to be held in the week of 9 March 2021. This will be confirmed after the Directions Hearing.

A timetable will be available on this webpage after exhibition closes. The Hearing is a public event and anyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to make a presentation, please make a submission during the exhibition period using the submission form below.