Amendment C95 - Canadian Valley ODP, Koala Overlay, Native Vegetation Protection

 

Amendment C95 Consists of Three Projects:

Canadian Valley Outline Development Plan

An Outline Development Plan (ODP) has been prepared for the Canadian Valley.  The Canadian Valley ODP, adopted by Council on 22 June 2005, provides an overall framework for the future planning and development of the Canadian Valley area, which includes Mt Clear, Mt Helen and Buninyong.

Amendment C95, approved in November 2009, updates the relevant parts of the Ballarat Planning Scheme to reflect the recommendations contained in the Canadian Valley ODP.  The ODP is now a reference document in the Ballarat Planning Scheme.

The Canadian Valley ODP and Clause 21.08 of the Ballarat Planning Scheme, which contains local policies relevant to the Canadian Valley, can be viewed here:

 

Koala Plan of Management Parts 1 & 2

A study investigating the extent of koala habitats in the municipality and how they can be protected, titled the Ballarat Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management, Parts 1 and 2, 2006, was completed in August 2006.  The Study, prepared jointly by the City of Ballarat and the Australian Koala Foundation, includes actions aimed at providing for the long term survivial of the koala population.  The Study maps those areas in the municipality that are of primary and likely habitat for the koala. 

Amendment C95, approved in November 2009, updates the relevant parts of the Ballarat Planning Scheme to reflect the recommendations contained in the Ballarat Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management, Parts 1 and 2, 2006.  The Study is now a reference document in the Ballarat Planning Scheme.  

Koala habitats to be protected are covered by the Environmental Significance Overlay, shown on the Planning Scheme map as ESO5.   Schedule 5 (Koala and Koala Habitat Protection) to the Environmental Significance Overlay details the controls that apply to land identified as primary or likely koala habitat.

You can find out if your property is in the Environmental Significance Overlay by creating a Planning Report at: http://services.land.vic.gov.au.

The koala habitat study and Schedule 5 to the Environmental Significance Overlay can be viewed below:

 

Native Vegetation Mapping and Review of the Vegetation Protection overlay (VPO1)

Native vegetation within the municipality is considered important because it is one of the major biotic elements of the environment that contributes to proper ecosystem function. Conservation and protection of the remaining native vegetation is a key element of biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use practices. 

A native vegetation mapping study, titled City of Ballarat Native Vegetation Mapping and Review of the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO1), was completed in August 2005.  The Study maps areas of significant vegetation on private land throughout the municipality.  A total of 3,693 hectares of significant vegetation have been mapped.

Amendment C95, approved in November 2009, updates the relevant parts of the Ballarat Planning Scheme to reflect the recommendations contained in the City of Ballarat Native Vegetation Mapping and Review of the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO1).  The Study is now a reference document in the Ballarat Planning Scheme. 

The municipality's significant vegetation is covered by the Vegetation Protection Overlay, shown on the Planning Scheme map as VPO1.  Amendment C95 introduced a new Schedule 1 to the Vegetation Protection Overlay, which details the controls that apply to land affected by the Vegetation Protection Overlay.

You can find out if your property is in the Vegetation Protection Overlay by creating a Planning Report at: http://services.land.vic.gov.au.

The native vegetation Study and Schedule 1 to the Vegetation Protection Overlay can be viewed below:



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