The Minister for Planning has prepared this amendment. The Minister for Planning is the planning authority for the amendment. The Minister for Planning will be responsible for administering the Scheme.
The amendment amends the Alpine Resorts Planning Scheme.
The amendment revised the Local Planning Policy Framework and requirements that apply to Mt Hotham Alpine Resort. It replaces the Mt Hotham Strategic Statement and introduces a Local Policy relating to Car Parking. The amendment also introduces an Environmental Significance Overlay – Burramys parvus and a Heritage Overlay and four new incorporated documents in the form of Comprehensive Development Plans for Hotham Village, Inter Urban Break, Davenport Great Alpine Road Frontage and Davenport Oversnow.
The amendment applies to Mt Hotham Alpine Resort.
The preparation of the Local Planning Policy Framework for each of the Alpine Resorts is the second stage of planning reform for the Victorian Alpine Resorts. The first stage of reform, the creation of the Alpine Resorts Planning Scheme, represented a reasonably neutral translation of the former planning controls into the new VPP format. The second stage was to involve the preparation of Comprehensive Development Plans for Village areas.
A strategic exercise was undertaken by the Mt Hotham Resort Management Board to identify the vision for the Mt Hotham Resort and means of reflecting this vision. This exercise isolated a deficiency in the strategic objectives for development within the Resort and significant alteration to the existing Strategic Statement was required in order to strategically justify the Comprehensive Development Plan areas and parameters as well as to create consistency with State Policy Objectives.
The amendment is requires to provide a sound, strategically focussed framework for decision making within the Mt Hotham Alpine Resort which reflects recent directions in terms of scheme content and formatting.
The amendment is expected to have positive economic and social benefits for the community of Mt Hotham and the people of Victoria. The amendment will provide a facilitative framework for development by first, providing clear and articulate planning strategies and policies, and second, streamlining the planning process within specific integral areas.
The amendment will ensure sound environmental practices are followed and that potential development occurs within considered parameters. The amendment should have no significant effect on the environment.
The use and development envisaged by this amendment is not affected by any Minister’s Directions.
The amendment addresses the void in the existing Alpine Resorts Planning Scheme by providing a detailed Strategic Statement and Local Planning Policies. Requirements have been derived from this strategic framework and are thus strategically justified.
The amendment is available for public inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the following places.
Planning and Environment Act 1987
ALPINE RESORTS PLANNING SCHEME
The Planning Authority for this amendment is the Minister for Planning.
The Alpine Resorts Planning Scheme is amended as follows: