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. It can take the form of: 

    • An outline development plan; 
    • A detailed development plan; or 
    • A 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.

    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; and
    • Apply particular permit conditions that help to implement the plan.

    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.

    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.

    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; and
    • 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.

    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.

    Development Plan documents

    The Development Plan for the subdivision of 110 Palmers Road and 30 Thorpes Lane, Lakes Entrance is comprised of ten (10) documents.

    For reasons of privacy and copyright, only the following four (4) documents will be placed on the Your Say section of our website as part of the community consultation:

    1. Development Plan Report (Crowther & Sadler, 3 November 2017);
    2. Proposed Development Plan (Crowther & Sadler, Version 1, 2 November 2017);
    3. Proposed Subdivision Plan (Crowther & Sadler, Version 2, 2 November 2017); and
    4. Staging Plan (Crowther & Sadler, Version 1, 2 November 2017).

    The full set of documents (10) will be made available in hard copy at the following Council Service Centres during the hours of Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

    • Lakes Entrance: 18 Mechanics Street;
    • Bairnsdale Service Centre: 24 Service Street;
    • Bairnsdale Business Centre: 34 Pyke Street; or
    • Bairnsdale Corporate Centre: 273 Main Street.

    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, Wednesday January 31, 2018.

    Online comments

    Online comments can be made by completing the survey on this web page.

    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

    Email: feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au