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Planning

New Bass Coast Shire Council Elected for 2016

These faces will no doubt become familiar to us over the next few years. Stay tuned and we’ll find out tomorrow who the new mayor will be. Names of councillors. Back row l-r: Geoff Ellis (WP); Michael Whelan (Island); Bruce Kent (WP); Stephen Fullarton (Island); Julian Brown (Bunurong). Front row l-r: Les Larke (Bunurong); Pamela…

Award Winning Penguins Plus viewing platform

From the Phillip Island Nature Parks today: “The award-winning Penguins Plus viewing platform has continued on its winning way as it received the Award for Excellence in Tourism at the 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards, held at the National Arboretum Canberra yesterday. In awarding this honour, the jury noted the beautiful detail of this viewing…

Port of Hastings Progress Report

Here’s a report from the Port of Hastings Development Authority re current surveys being done in Western Port. Thanks to Anwyn Martin, a community rep on the consultative committee:   We wish to advise that following the progress of marine site surveys which began in December 2013, the terrestrial (land-based) surveys are now set to…

Council votes against C132

  NEWSFLASH!! Sanity prevails and C132 rezoning land above Rhyll Inlet to allow for a golf course/residential development has just been rejected by council. Division called for: supporting the motion to abandon the rezoning was Phil Wright, Kimberily Brown, Jordan Crugnale and new mayor Neil Rankine. In favor of the rezoning was Bradley Drew and…

Possible future airport for the outer south-east?

Wonthaggi as a major regional growth area and another big airport to service the south eastern end of Melbourne, to be located in Koo Wee Rup – Lang Lang area? Read all about it here in an email from Tract consulting: Fast Tract –┬áMelbourne’s next 40 years – Plan Melbourne released Plan Melbourne, released today…

Update: New Victorian Rural Zones

  Planning Minister Matthew Guy today announced the final reformed rural zones, which will be formally introduced into planning schemes on 5 September 2013. The new rural zones seek to encourage agricultural use of land, while at the same time providing greater flexibility, where appropriate, to use land for rural industries and employment-generating activities such…

PICS presents at Planning Panels Victoria on C132 Waterville development

PICS presented yesterday at the C132 Planning Panels Vic hearing into ‘Waterville’ “integrated” (or not!) golf course/housing development. Five PICS members spoke. Anne Davie (president) gave the introduction and also presented the two panel members with a copy each of the PICS History book: An Island Worth Conserving.The proponent was also given a copy. The…