Amendment C106 mild - Mallee CMA Flood Mapping Update


Current Status

Approval of the amendment is currently under consideration by the Department. 


Amendment Progress

The Mildura Rural City Council has prepared Amendment C106mild to the Mildura Planning Scheme and Council has notified affected landowners that floodway overlay boundaries are being updated.  This may affect how landowners develop their land in the future.   The amendment closed exhibition 25 October 2019, with submissions received having since been assessed.  The amendment was adopted by Council on 22 January 2020.  Council has prepared amendment documents and requested approval of the amendment from the Minister for Planning in July 2020 via the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP).  Since that date Council has responded to a number of requests for further information from the Department. 

Please refer to the link at the bottom of the page to access the amendment documents via the DELWP website.

Technical Information

Land affected by the amendment includes various parcels of public and privately owned land along the Murray River and its tributaries in the municipality.  The land is generally located between Hattah and the South Australian border.

The Mildura Planning Scheme provides strategic direction for future town planning of Mildura and its surrounding townships. The scheme currently contains Floodway Overlay (FO) and Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) controls to manage the potential impact of Murray River flooding.

These overlays aim to ensure that land subject to flooding is developed in a way that minimises the risk of damage to properties, protecting new development from inundation, flooding and significant rise in flood levels or flow velocities, which may adversely affect other properties.

The amendment proposes to implement the results of accurate flood modelling following receipt of high quality Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (MCMA).  The data has provided increased accuracy of the existing flood controls within the planning scheme.  The improved data therefore updates the boundaries of the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) and Flood Overlay (FO).

Owners of land currently that has, or it is proposed to have, either a Floodway Overlay (FO) or a Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) or both have been notified of the update to overlay boundaries. 

For land that currently has an FO or LSIO this may indicate a change to the boundary, or removal of the overlay, currently on land.   These overlays may affect how landowners develop their land in the future, as the provisions of the LSIO and FO require that some development works will need a planning permit


To assist examination of the proposed changes to the boundaries of the FO and LSIO Council has established the interactive mapping web platform Mildura Pozi.   Instructions for Using the POZI web platform are located at the bottom of this page.  You can use the Pozi Instruction Guide to show you how to access your property information, or for places generally.

Click here to see how land is affected




Authorisation by Minister for Planning to Prepare Amendment

Requested 15 July 2019

Public Exhibition for Comment

Submissions closed 25 October 2019

Adoption by Council

22 January 2020
Amendment Documents submitted to the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) requesting approval of the Amendment.


 13 July 2020
Further information requested by the Department and provided by Council.  Resubmitted for Approval.  27 April 2021
Under consideration by the Department