Procedures after Council receives a Planning Panel’s report
Following a report by Planning Panels Victoria with respect to a proposed Planning Scheme Amendment, the Planning Authority (‘the Authority’) must follow certain steps in order to comply with the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic) (‘P&E Act’).
The Authority must release the report to the public within 28 days of receiving it. It must:
- Consider the Panel’s report before deciding whether or not to adopt the amendment (s27(1)); and
- Tell the Minister in writing if it decides to abandon an amendment or part of an amendment (s28);
After complying with Division 1 and 2 in respect of an amendment, the Authority may adopt the amendment with without changes (s29(1)).
Section 30(1), P&E Act, provides for situation where an amendment lapses.
An Authority, other than the Minister, must submit an adopted amendment to the Minister together with the prescribed information (s31(1))
19 December 2014
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