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Community Engagement Policy
Council endorsed the draft Community Engagement Policy at the Council meeting held on 15 December 2020 for the purposes of seeking public submissions.
The Community Engagement Policy is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2020, and contains:
- A commitment to community engagement;
- A definition of deliberative engagement;
- When Council will engage;
- Levels and methods of community engagement; and
- Feedback to the community.
Copies of the draft policy are available to download below, or a hard copy may be requested at the Alpine Shire Council office in Bright, or libraries in Mount Beauty and Myrtleford.
Formal written submissions on the draft Community Engagement Policy must be received by Council by 5pm, Friday 22 January 2021, and should be addressed to:
- Mailed to: Submissions, Alpine Shire Council, PO Box 139, Bright 3741;
- Emailed to: email@example.com;
- Submitted online.
After considering submissions, Council will formally adopt the Community Engagement Policy at a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 February 2021.
For more information, please call Council’s Communications Officer on 5755 0555.
About the amendment
The amendment is required to address obvious errors in the planning scheme maps and ordinance as follows:
It will introduce new Schedule 6 to the Special Use Zone - Golf Course (SUZ6) to apply to the Bright and Mount Beauty golf courses to reflect the existing land use and tenure of the land.
A Public Use 1 Zone – Service and Utility (PUZ1) zone is to be applied to land in Mount Beauty and Tawonga South which is owned and operated by North East Water Corporation to reflect its current use for public utility purposes.
The amendment will replace the existing Schedule 5 to the Special Use Zone - Mount Beauty Aerodrome And Air Park (SUZ5) in order to reflect more accurately the original strategic intent of the SUZ5 zone and to ensure that the flight path to the Mount Beauty Aerodrome and Air Park is protected from the intrusion of obstacles such as future buildings and works. It also corrects other apparent errors in the current schedule.
The amendment rectifies an error whereby a tree of heritage significance in the Bright Cemetery is wrongly mapped in the Heritage Overlay and was therefore not subject to planning scheme protection. In a further minor matter, the tree is to be renamed in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay as its scientific name has been changed since it was first included in the planning scheme.
Amendment C60alpi will be on formal public exhibition from Thursday 19 November 2020 until Thursday 8 January 2021.
Making a submission
You may make a submission about Amendment C60alpi by: ·
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- Mail to: Strategic Planning, Alpine Shire, PO Box 139, Bright VIC 3741.
- The proposed amendment and associated documents including a detailed explanatory report can be accessed at planning.vic.gov.au
Making a Submission
Any person may make a submission on the proposals currently on public exhibition.
Submissions are an important way in which you can play a role in Council's decision-making process.
Your submission may be in support of the proposal on exhibition, in opposition to it, support or oppose parts of the proposal, or neutral with the provision of information you would like us to consider.
In some cases, Council holds a Committee of Council in which you can elect to come and present your submission to a panel in person.
You can give your feedback: