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					                         Planning and Environment Act 1987

                  GREATER SHEPPARTON PLANNING SCHEME

                                 AMENDMENT C148

                              EXPLANATORY REPORT


Who is the planning authority?

This amendment has been prepared by the Greater Shepparton City Council, which is the
planning authority for this amendment.

The amendment has been made at the request of CPG Australia on behalf of VicRoads.

Land affected by the amendment.

The amendment applies to 1465square metres of 293-295 Benalla Road, Shepparton formerly
known as PC 368423. The land proposed to be acquired is shown on the plan below.
What the amendment does.

The amendment introduces a Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO19) to the land.

Specifically, the amendment makes the following changes to the Planning Scheme :
1.   Introduces a new map (24PAO) into the Planning Scheme to include the subject land in
     the Public Acquisition Overlay;
2.   Amends the Schedule to the Public Acquisition Overlay (at Clause 45.01) to include
     VicRoads as an acquiring authority; and
3.   Amends the Schedule to Clause 61.03 to include a new map (24PAO)


Strategic assessment of the amendment

•    Why is the amendment required?

The amendment is required to allow VicRoads to acquire land, to facilitate a dual lane
roundabout at the corner of Benalla Road and Doyles Road and for the future duplication of
Doyles Road north of Benalla Road

To allow VicRoads to legally serve Notice of Acquisition and acquire the land under the
Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986, a Public Acquisition Overlay must be applied
to the land. Following the acquisition of the land, the land will be rezoned to Road Zone
Category 1.

•    How does the amendment implement the objectives of planning in Victoria?

The planning scheme amendment will be supportive of and assist in the implementation of
the objectives of planning in Victoria as set out in Section 4 of the Planning and Environment
Act 1987. In particular, Objectives 4.1(a), (c), (e), (f) and (g) are relevant to the amendment:

    (a) to provide for the fair, orderly, economic and sustainable use, and development of
        land; through the identification of the land required for the future upgrading of the
        Shepparton Alternative Route.

    (b) to provide for the protection of natural and man-made resources and the maintenance
        of ecological processes and genetic diversity; it is not anticipated this amendment will
        result in any detrimental environmental implications.

    (c) to secure a pleasant, efficient and safe working, living and recreational environment
        for all Victorians and visitors to Victoria; through the protection of sufficient land to
        accommodate an important road route which carries local and through traffic, and
        enable it to be upgraded to provide an efficient and safe route, at a time when it is
        required.

    (d) to conserve and enhance those buildings, areas or other places which are of scientific,
        aesthetic, architectural or historical interest, or otherwise of special cultural value; the
        area is predominantly undeveloped land with no known scientific, aesthetic,
        architectural or historical interest, or otherwise of special cultural value.
    (e) to protect public utilities and other assets and enable the orderly provision and co-
        ordination of public utilities and other facilities for the benefit of the community; by
        facilitating the acquisition of sufficient land to enable the upgrade of a major roads

    (f) to facilitate development in accordance with the objectives set out in paragraphs (a),
        (b), (c), (d) and (e); through the upgrading and improved safety and functionality of an
        important component of these road networks.

    (g) to balance the present and future interests of all Victorians; by legally allowing
        VicRoads to acquire land or the upgrading of Doyles Road and Benalla Road
        (Midland Highway).

•    How does the amendment address the environmental effects and any relevant social
     and economic effects?

The future duplication of the roundabout between Benalla Road and Doyles Road, which will
be facilitated by the amendment, is expected to have no adverse effects on the environment.

This amendment will facilitate the future duplication of the roundabout between Benalla
Road and Doyles Road, which is expected to have positive social and economic benefits for
the locality and the wider Shepparton area. Social and economic benefits will be derived
from improved traffic conditions as a result of future duplication, particularly in road
congestion and safety improvements.

•    Does the amendment comply with the requirements of any Minister’s Direction
     applicable to the amendment?

The amendment complies with Direction No.11, Strategic Assessment of Amendments, under
section 12 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The amendment is consistent with the Ministerial Direction on the Form and Content of
Planning Schemes under section 7(5) of the Act

•    How does the amendment support or implement the State Planning Policy
     Framework?

The amendment is consistent with and supportive of the State Planning Policy Framework as
follows:

Clause 11.05 Regional Development
The amendment is consistent with and directly supportive of various strategies of this clause
including improving connections to regional transport services and urban connectivity.

Clause 17.01 Commercial
The project will assist in the achievement of state commercial objectives by contributing to the
improvement of transport efficiency and accessibility.

Clause 18.01 Integrated Transport
The proposed Public Acquisition Overlay directly supports strategies by reserving land for
the duplication of Doyles Road and the roundabout at the corner of Doyles Road and Benalla
Road (Midland Highway).
Clause 18.02 Movement Networks
The proposed Public Acquisition Overlay is in accordance with the objective of this Clause,
it is allowing for land to be reserved for duplication of existing roads to provide an efficient
and safe network.

•   How does the amendment support or implement the Local Planning Policy
    Framework?

The amendment is consistent with the Greater Shepparton Local Planning Policy Framework.
In particular the amendment is supportive of and assists the implementation of elements of
the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) and Local Policies as follows:

Clause 21.03 Vision, Sustainability Principles and Strategic Directions
The proposed Public Acquisition Overlay will strategically allow for land to be set aside for
future upgrades required to the intersection of Benalla Road and Doyles Road, to ensure
efficient and safe traffic movements.

Clause 21.07 Infrastructure
The proposed Public Acquisition Overlay is in accordance with objectives and strategies
contained within this Clause it ensures the safe and efficient functioning of this intersection
into the future for a variety of users.

•   Does the amendment make proper use of the Victoria Planning Provisions?

The amendment makes proper use of the Victoria Planning Provisions by seeking to
implement a Public Acquisition Overlay over land to be acquired for the duplication of
Doyles Road and a roundabout at the corner of Doyles Road and Benalla Road (Midland
Highway)

The only Overlay within the Victoria Planning Provisions which specifically provides for
land to be acquired is the Public Acquisition Overlay.

•   How does the amendment address the views of any relevant agency?

VicRoads requested this amendment to allow for the reservation of land for the required
duplication of roads.

The road widening was chosen on the west side of Doyles Road to avoid power assets, a
water main and telecommunication cables along the eastern side of Doyles Road. The
acquisition of the land will also match land along the frontage of the Enterprise Park
Development and the existing eastern fence/boundary of the Sikh Temple on the western side
of Doyles Road.

•   Is the amendment likely to have a significant impact on the transport system, as
    defined by section 3 of the Transport Integration Act 2010?

The amendment is required to allow VicRoads to acquire land to facilitate a dual lane
roundabout at the corner of Doyles Road and Benalla (Midland Highway) and future
duplication of Doyles Road north of Benalla Road.

It is not anticipated there will be a significant impact on the transport system.
•   Are there any applicable statements of policy principles prepared under section 22
    of the Transport Integration Act 2010?

There are no applicable statements of policy principles prepared under section 22 of the
Transport Integration Act 2010.

•   What impact will the new planning provisions have on the resource and
    administrative costs of the responsible authority?

The amendment will not place any unreasonable resource or administrative costs on the
Greater Shepparton City Council.

Where you may inspect this Amendment.

The amendment is available for public inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the
following places:

Greater Shepparton City Council
90 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria

The amendment can also be inspected free of charge at the:
    • Department of Planning and Community Development web site at
       www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/publicinspection
    • Greater Shepparton City Council website at
        www.greatershepparton.com.au



Submissions

Submissions about the amendment will be received until close of business on 11 April 2011.

Submissions should be addressed to:

    Greater Shepparton City Council
    Locked Bag 1000
    SHEPPARTON 3632.

				
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