Overview

The Minister for Planning has appointed an Advisory Committee to consider the planning merits of Amendment C193 (Part 2) to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme and concurrent Planning Permit Application PPA2016-269.

The Amendment proposes to rezone land at the corner of Numurkah Road and Ford Road, Shepparton North from Commercial 2 Zone to Commercial 1 Zone.

The concurrent permit application would allow use of the land for a community meeting space (place of assembly), buildings and works in the Commercial 1 Zone, erection and display of signs, a packaged liquor license and creation of access to a Road Zone Category 1.

Shepparton North Activity Centre Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee was appointed in September 2019 to advise the Minister for Planning on all relevant planning matters associated with Amendment C193 (Part 2) to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme, the concurrent Planning Permit Application PPA2016-269 and whether the preparation of a structure plan for the Shepparton North Activity Centre is warranted and the timing and scope of the plan.

The work and scope of the Committee is guided by its Terms of Reference, which can be accessed in the Document Library on this page.

The Committee comprises the following members:

  • Kathy Mitchell (Chair)
  • Con Tsotsoros
  • Michael Malouf

Learn more about the Members by reading their biographies.

You can find more information about the Committee process below, including how to make a submission and appearing at a Hearing.

Advisory Committee Process

Notice period

Written submissions will be invited between Monday, 16 December 2019 and 5.00pm on Wednesday, 29 January 2020. View the proposal and make your submission below.


Directions Hearing and Public Hearing

Directions Hearing:

The Committee will hold a Directions Hearing at 10.00am on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Planning Panels Victoria. The purpose of the Directions Hearing is to:

  • consider any preliminary or procedural issues such as the arrangements for the circulation of further material and expert witness reports
  • make arrangements for the Hearing, including timetable, hearing venue and any site inspections
  • answer any questions people may have about the Committee process including Hearing.

A written copy of the Directions issues will be provided to those who have asked to heard or kept informed, and will be published on this webpage.

You should attend the Directions Hearing if you:

  • are not familiar with the Committee process and wish to participate in the Hearing
  • have questions about the Committee process or wish to raise procedural issues.

Public Hearing:

The Committee will hold a Public Hearing, commencing in the week of 20 April 2020. The week of 27 April 2020 has also been set aside for the Hearing. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to give submitters an opportunity to speak in support of their written submission.

Report

The Committee is required to submit its report to the Minister for Planning no later than 40 business days from the completion of the Public Hearing.

Background information

Make your submission

You are invited to make a submission to the Committee. Submissions may address any matter you consider relevant to the proposal.

Submissions are now invited between 16 December 2019 and conclude at 5.00pm on 29 January 2020. Submissions should be lodged using the submission form below on this page. Please contact Planning Panels Victoria on (03) 8392 5123 if you have issues lodging your submission on the form below.

Privacy and Intellectual Property

Please note that your submission will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Collection Statement (which can be accessed through Document Library or found below) which may include provisions to other parties and display in the Hearing. You should not include any other personal information in the submission, such as email and phone details, unless that information can be made publicly available. You can request access to your personal information held by the Department by contacting the Freedom of Information Unit on (03) 9637 8186 or FOI.unit@delwp.vic.gov.au

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An expert witness gives evidence in a particular field of expertise. They are required to circulate Expert Witness Reports and may be subject to cross examination at the Hearing.

Contact us

For questions about making a submission and the Public Hearing, please contact:

Name Andrea Harwood, Planning Panels Victoria
Phone (03) 8392 5123
Email planning.panels@delwp.vic.gov.au
Website www.planning.vic.gov.au/panels-and-committees/browse-panels-and-committees/projects/shepparton-north-activity-centre-advisory-committee

Please note that Planning Panels Victoria is not able to accept submissions by email. Please use the above submission form to lodge your submission.

For general enquiries, including about the proposal, please contact:

Name Richard Whiting, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Phone (03) 5895 4116
Email richard.whiting@delwp.vic.gov.au