Mildura Planning Scheme Amendment C89

Implementation of Mildura Housing & Settlement Strategy (MHSS) & Review of Planning Controls for Mildura Older Irrigation Area (MOIA)

Amendment C89 (Gazetted 17 November 2017) rezones additional land for residential development around Mildura, Nichols Point, Irymple, Merbein, Cabarita, Koorlong and Cardross. New zones known as the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, the Rural Living Zone and the Rural Activity Zone are also included. This is as recommended in the Mildura Housing and Settlement and Strategy (MHSS).  For more information on the MHSS changes please refer to the fact sheet in the links below.  A link is also provided through to Council's page dedicated to the MOIA.

During 2014 Council also completed the review of planning controls for land within the Mildura Older Irrigated Area (MOIA). Due to its importance to settlements in the older irrigated area of Mildura, Red Cliffs and Merbein, especially now the Sunraysia Modernisation project is underway C89 sets out requirements for the development of dwellings and subdivision of land with modifications to the MOIA incorporated document.

Directions for growth are identified in changes to the town structure plans for Mildura, Fifteen Street, Irymple, Merbein and Red Cliffs along with the introduction of a new local planning policy which promotes healthy and sustainable neighbourhood design.

Please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 03 5018 8419 if you require further information.

Current Status

Minister's decision to Approve the Amendment published in the Victorian Government Gazette 17 November 2016.

Amendment Progress/Timeline

Event  Comment/Date 
Authorisation by Minister for Planning to Prepare Amendment Authorisation A02950 Received 28/11/2014
Public Exhibition for Comment 16 January 2015 to 6 March 2015
Review of Submissions & Referral to Independent Panel 6 March 2015 to 23 April 2015
Panel Hearing held 23 June 2015 to 25 June 2015
 Adopted by Council 22 October 2015
 Approved by the Minister for Planning 27 September 2016
 Notice of Approval Published in Victorian Government Gazette 17 November 2016