Northern Development – Submissions close 27 February 2020

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Please find below a short document with dot points to help when making a submission on the C136 proposal. It’s very important to make a submission, as these will be considered by Councillors and also referred to the Planning Panel scheduled for later in the year. Submissions close on 27th February.

Also, there was an impressive turn up to the C136 community consultation session on Mon 27th Jan with many left unimpressed with the lack of detail provided by the proponent. A similar session will be held on Feb 15th from 9-12 at the Cape Paterson Community Hall and the CPRRA will have a stall there as well. The C136 proposal was also featured on the TV news that night.

Cape Paterson

Cape Paterson residents are concerned about the size of a proposed housing development in their small town.The northern development could see 550 houses built but only if Bass Coast Shire council approves a planning permit

Posted by WIN News Gippsland on Sunday, 26 January 2020
Cape Paterson

The proponent behind a controversial housing development proposed at Cape Paterson has faced questions from concerned residents. Just metres away, rate-payers intensified their campaign demanding the project be drastically downscaled. #9News

Posted by 9 News Gippsland on Monday, 27 January 2020

Despite a recent meeting with DELWP, DAL and BCSC planners we are concerned that the Distinctive Areas and Landscape (DAL) process is still in the early stages while C136 is being placed on exhibition. See the attached statement from our local member, and a link to an election promise from the Premier that mentions how “Former Planning Minister Matthew Guy grossly expanded Cape Paterson’s town boundary”

As well as making a submission re C136 we encourage the community to write or email the Premier, the Planning Minister, and our local member to correct this over-expansion and reduce the Cape Paterson town boundary before any development is considered. We are still fundraising to pay for an “expert witness” and legal representation at the Planning Panel to strategically justify why the C136 rezoning proposal should be rejected, and the town boundary and Development Plan overlay reduced in size.

See below for how to make a donation.