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AMENDMENT VC124



Amendment details | Exhibition | Panels | Approved documentation

Current status of amendment  
Amendment status: Finished
Amendment status date: 02/04/2015

Proposal
Please Note: Proposal description below describes the amendment at exhibition stage. To verify content of final approved amendment see Explanatory Report under Approved amendment documentation.

The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all planning schemes by: Amending Clause 19.01-1 ‘Provision of Renewable Energy’ to reference the updated Policy and planning guidelines for development of wind energy facilities in Victoria (Guidelines). Amending Clauses 42.01 ‘Environmental Significance Overlay’, 42.02 ‘Vegetation Protection Overlay’, 42.03 ‘Significant Landscape Overlay’, 44.01 ‘Erosion Management Overlay’, 44.02 ‘Salinity Management Overlay’, 52.16 ‘Native Vegetation Precinct Plan’ and 52.17 ‘Native Vegetation’ to introduce an exemption from requirements to obtain a permit to remove, destroy or lop vegetation and to update references to the name of a government department. The permit exemption applies to vegetation removed, destroyed or lopped on Crown land and by a person acting under and in accordance with an authorisation order made under sections 82 or 84 of the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010. Amending Clause 52.32 ‘Wind Energy Facility’ to
reduce the allowable distance of a turbine to a dwelling from two kilometres to one kilometre (consent is required from the owner of a dwelling to locate a turbine closer than one kilometre to the dwelling)
clarify the application of the one kilometre rule to applications for minor amendments to existing permits
reference the updated Guidelines. Amending Clause 61.01-1 ‘Minister is the Responsible Authority’ to make the Minister for Planning the responsible authority for all new planning permit applications for the use and development of land for the purpose of a Wind energy facility.



EES  
EES: No

Planning authority contact details  
Planning authority: Minister for Planning
Address: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Contact number: (03)9947 1223

Exhibition: Closing date for submissions  
Date submissions to be received by planning authority:

Panel hearing  
Panel requested: No
Date panel report received:

Planning authority decision  
Decision: Adopted
Date: 05/03/2015

Department assessment
Date submitted to the Department for assessment: 12/02/2015
Department office contact number: (03)9947 1223

Ministerial decision  
Final result or decision: Approved

Gazettal  
Gazettal decision date: 02/04/2015