Planning Scheme amendment
As the planning authority, Corangamite Shire is preparing a planning scheme amendment to implement the Cobden Structure Plan 2022, the Victorian Government residential zone reforms in Cobden, and the Cobden Aerodrome Masterplan 2022.
The amendment applies to land in and around Cobden. The amendment also specifies land to be rezoned and where new planning overlays will be applied, including Cobden Aerodrome.
A fact sheet is available here(PDF, 2MB).
You can view the amendment documentation here.
What are we doing?
On 20 December 2022 Council adopted the Cobden Structure Plan, following feedback from the Cobden community. The structure plan identifies how Cobden will change and grow over the next 15-20 years.
The structure plan for Cobden ensures land use planning and development is meeting community needs and maximising opportunities for sustainable growth in Cobden. The Plan builds on what is good about Cobden whilst also considering regional growth strategies, the Cobden Twenty 20 Vision Community Plan and the impact of broader economic changes, including as a result of COVID-19.
View the structure plan here.(PDF, 33MB)
The amendment ensures land use planning and development in Cobden is meeting community needs and maximising opportunities for sustainable growth.
The proposed planning scheme changes include:
- Amending the local policy to include key elements from the Structure Plan and Aerodrome Masterplan.
- Rezoning most existing General Residential Zone and land on the edges of Cobden land to the Neighbourhood Residential Zone.
- Rezoning land to correct anomalies identified through the preparation of the Structure Plan.
- Applying the Airport Environs Overlay and Design and Development Overlay around Cobden Aerodrome to protect its ongoing operation.
- Applying the Design and Development Overlay to land at 15 and 53 Cobden-Stonyford Road to support residential growth area coordination and planning.
What are the new zones and overlays?
Neighbourhood Residential Zone
Identifies minimal change areas where single dwellings prevail. These areas often have an identifiable neighbourhood character or environmental or landscape significance. The maximum building height is 9 metres (and no more than two storeys).
Airport Environs Overlay
Identifies areas subject to moderate and high aircraft noise and provides requirements to respond to those noise conditions. The Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) and Australian Standards give guidance for determining an appropriate boundary.
Design and Development Overlay
Identifies areas where specific built form outcomes are desired. Performance-based requirements are preferred to prescriptive requirements.
Have your say
You can attend Council’s Drop-in Session if you would like further information about the amendment or the amendment process.
Tuesday 16 May 2023, 3-7 pm
Cobden Civic Hall
53-55 Victoria Street
You can make a submission up until 5 pm, Monday 19 June 2023.
- By post to:
Corangamite Shire Council
PO Box 84