Posted 25/6/14

 

June 25, 2014

 

 

THE HON MATTHEW GUY

MINISTER FOR PLANNING

LEVEL 20 1 SPRING ST

MELBOURNE 3000

 

DEAR MINISTER,

 

It has come to our attention that Macedon Ranges Shire Council has submitted to your department a planning scheme amendment which leaves out policy and the reference document Riddells Creek Town Centre Structure Plan 1991.

 

It has been replaced with a far briefer and more general statement regarding the commercial centre of our town.

 

This policy change comes at a time when there is an “on foot” application to VCAT to challenge aspects of a proposed supermarket and shops development in Riddells Creek, already passed by council.

 

The external Planning Panel which reviewed the amendment C84, recommended that council but the policy back in, advice which was ignored by the council.

 

 The deletion therefore appears not to be “policy neutral” as the C84 amendment was supposed to be.

 

We urge you not to sign off on this amendment until such time as the Riddells Creek Town Centre Structure Plan 1991 is reinserted.

 

Yours faithfully,

Signature:

Name and address:

Cc:

Joanne Duncan MP, Shop 14 Nexus Centre, 9 Goode St, Gisborne, 3437    P 54282138   F 54282919

 

Amanda Millar MLC, T3, 80 High St, Woodend, 3442   P 54272444  F 54272155

 

Macedon Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 151, Kyneton 3444  P 5422 0333