How to have your say

    If you would like to make a comment, you can do so online or in written format no later than 5.00pm, Monday 28 August 2017.

    Online comments

    Online comments can be made by completing the survey on Your Say East Gippsland:

    Written comments

    The survey and frequently asked questions will be made available in hard copy at the Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance Service Centres.

    Once completed, please return to:

    Nicole Reynolds

    PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875

    Fax: 03 5153 9576


    Further information

    Please contact Nicole Reynolds on 5153 9500 or via

    Development Plan for the subdivision of 189 Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance

    The Development Plan for the subdivision of 189 Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance includes the following information:

    1. Development Plan (Crowther & Sadler, April 2017)

    2. Traffic Report (Sustainable Transport Surveys Pty Ltd, 2 December 2013)

    3. Hydrology Report (Crossco, 28 November 2016)

    4. Geotechnical Risk Assessment (Simon Anderson Consultants, 6 December 2013)

    5. Habitat Hectares Assessment (Ethos NRM, April 2016)

      These five (5) documents will form the Development Plan. Hard copies of the documents can be viewed at the following Council Service Centres during the hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

    • Lakes Entrance – 18 Mechanics Street

    • Bairnsdale Service Centre – 24 Service Street

    • Bairnsdale Business Centre – 32 Pyke Street

    • Bairnsdale Corporate Centre – 273 Main Street

    How are Council keeping you informed?

    A Development Plan Overlay is exempt from notice (advertising), however East Gippsland Shire Council have adopted a position that residents are to be informed about any proposed development plan and that Council will receive feedback from residents by way of written comments.

    As part of the process, the Development Plan and any comments will go before Council in a formal forum where comments will be actively considered in the decision making process associated with approval or refusal of the development plan documents.

    The intent of this approach is to keep residents informed, acknowledge concerns and provide feedback on how the public input influenced the decision.

    What does a Development Plan need to contain?

    The Development Plan may consist of plans or other documents and must describe:

    • The land to which the plan applies

    • The proposed use and development of each part of the land

    • Any other requirements such as roads, open space, landscaping etc.  Other requirements will be detailed in the schedule to the overlay.

    A development plan that provides for residential subdivision in the Neighbourhood Residential Zone, General Residential Zone, Residential Growth Zone, Mixed Use Zone, Township Zone, Comprehensive Development Zone and Priority Development Zone must meet the requirements of Clause 56 as specified in the zone. Clause 56 provides requirements relating to residential subdivision.

    Exemption from notice and review

    Once the Development Plan document is approved, all future planning permit applications that are generally in accordance with the approved plan will be exempt from notice and review meaning that they are not required to be advertised to adjoining landowners.

    When is a Development Plan required?

    A development plan is required to be prepared and lodged with Council for approval for any land that has the Development Plan Overlay applied and where the landowner or applicant wishes to further develop the land.

    What is the function of the Development Plan Overlay?

    The Development Plan Overlay is used to:

    • Require a plan to be prepared to coordinate proposed use or development, before a permit under the zone can be granted

    • Guide the content of the plan by specifying that it should contain particular requirements

    • Provide certainty about the nature of the proposed use or development

    • Ensure that permits granted are in general conformity with the plan

    • Apply particular permit conditions that help to implement the plan

    What is the Development Plan Overlay (DPO)?

    The DPO is a flexible planning tool that is used to implement a plan to guide the future use and development of the land in the form of an outline development plan, detailed development plan or master plan. The application of the DPO identifies areas that require the forward planning of future use or development to be resolved before a permit can be granted for any further development to take place on the land.