The Bright Valley Development is situated on the Great Alpine Road, on the western outskirts of Bright.
A planning application for the development was received by Council in November 2022, and is currently being assessed.
Please note: The Permit Application has been made under clause 43.04-3 (Development Plan Overlay) of the Alpine Planning Scheme. As such, it is exempt from: a) the notice requirements of section 52(1)(a), (b) and (d) of the Act; b) the decision requirements in section 64(1), (2) and (3) of the Act; and c) third party review rights of section 82(1) of the Act. The exemption from notice and review can be found in the Alpine Planning Scheme HERE.
Update | March 17 2023
In March 2015, Council voted to adopt Amendment C34 to the Alpine Planning Scheme, in response to a recommendation by a Planning Panel. This amendment rezoned approximately 40 hectares of Farming Zoned land on the outskirts of Bright to General Residential Zone. This land is now known as the Bright Valley Development site.
The amendment also included a Development Plan Overlay (DPO) on the site to control the overall development of the land.
- View the March 2015 meeting minutes and attachments
- View the Alpine Shire 2005 Residential Land Review
A Residential Land Review carried out by Council in 2005 identified that Bright only had nine years of residential land supply available. During the following 10 years, no amendments to the planning scheme were undertaken. By 2015 land supply levels were considered to be critical, and were pushing development into rural areas.
The Residential Land Review identified the site, now known as the Bright Valley Development site, as the preferred area for urban growth for Bright.
The Residential Land Review was adopted by Council on 7 June 2005. The Alpine Planning Scheme was amended in 2011 to include the recommendations of the Residential Land Review into the Alpine Planning Scheme.
The changes made to the Alpine Planning Scheme in 2011 included amendments to the Municipal Strategic Statement to allow the subject land to be rezoned for residential purposes.
Update | March 10 2023
Our Chief Executive Officer Will Jeremy has provided another update on the Bright Valley Development.
This update includes information on making a submission on the development application, and the exemptions that exist in this instance.
Update | March 7 2023
The application for the Bright Valley Development is available for the community to view.
The Bright Valley Development is a live application. The outcome of the application has not yet been determined.
If you would prefer to view the documents in person, they will be available at our Council Office in Bright from 9am Wednesday, 8 March by appointment.
Please contact our Customer Service team on 5755 0555 to make an appointment.
Personal information in the documents has been redacted to meet our requirements under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
To learn more or make a submission on the application please contact Council on 5755 055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this Permit Application is being made available under section 51(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Act), which is a general requirement on Council to make all applications available to the public.
The Permit Application has been made under clause 43.04-3 (Development Plan Overlay) of the Alpine Planning Scheme. As such, it is exempt from:
a) the notice requirements of section 52(1)(a), (b) and (d) of the Act;
b) the decision requirements in section 64(1), (2) and (3) of the Act; and
c) third party review rights of section 82(1) of the Act.
The exemption from notice and review can be found in the Alpine Planning Scheme HERE.
Update | March 1 2023
This video extracts some key information from the February Council Meeting that may be of interest to the community.
If you would like to view the whole meeting, it is available on our YouTube channel here: bit.ly/ASC_28_February_Meeting
Update | 23 February 2023
Our Chief Executive Officer Will Jeremy has provided an update on the 'Bright Valley' development at the western gateway into Bright.