Feedback Invited on Planning Scheme Amendment

Published on 12 May 2020

Port Fairy Aerial Overview

Submissions are invited on a proposed amendment to the Moyne Planning Scheme, which would implement the strategic framework outlined in the Port Fairy Coastal and Structure Plan 2018.

Moyne Shire Director, Economic Development and Planning, Brett Davis, said the amendment applies to all land within Port Fairy.

“The amendment seeks to implement the recommendations of the Port Fairy Coastal and Structure Plan, which was adopted by Council in 2018,” Mr Davis said.

“These recommendations include defining a settlement boundary around Port Fairy that allows for residential, commercial and industrial growth, without compromising the town’s historic, village characteristics.

“The Amendment would also rezone a number of areas to allow for suitable development, including a residential growth area between the Princes Highway and Hamilton-Port Fairy Road.

“The Port Fairy Coastal and Structure Plan was a pilot project conducted in conjunction with the State Government. It considers coastal hazards such as flooding and erosion and introduces Overlays to manage future risks in areas that may be affected.

“As this Amendment affects all properties in Port Fairy, the community are encouraged to view the documents, either on Council’s website or on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.”

The documents can be viewed on Council’s website at, or to arrange to view hardcopies of the documents, contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 1300 656 564.

The closing date for submissions is 15 June 2020. Submissions can be made in writing to Moyne Shire Council, PO Box 51, Port Fairy 3284, or by email to with subject: Amendment C69 Submission.


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