Proposed Changes to the Casey Planning Scheme
Amendment VC157 makes changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions regarding electricity generation and transmission. Specifically, Clauses 62.02, 73.03 and 73.04 have been amended.
This Amendment is required to ensure electricity facilities are subject to the requirements of the relevant planning scheme, by introducing a planning permit requirement for power lines and electrical sub-stations directly associated with ‘Energy generation facility’ and ‘Geothermal energy extraction’ land uses. This will ensure that any potential amenity impacts of the power lines and electrical sub-stations are able to be appropriately considered.
The Minister for Planning has approved Planning Scheme Amendment VC157 to the Casey Planning Scheme.
The Amendment came into operation when it was published into the Government Gazette on 15 March 2019.
The approved planning scheme amendment documents can be viewed on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website