Flood Study Amendment for Carisbrook and Dunolly

Published on 22 May 2020


Central Goldfields Shire Council is working with the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA) to update existing planning controls for identifying flood risk in the townships of Carisbrook and Dunolly.

The updated planning controls will be introduced through an amendment to the Central Goldfields Planning Scheme known as C031cgol. This amendment will update the planning scheme maps and controls to identify the risk of flooding and flood damage on new development on land in the nominated overlays.

The amendment is now on public exhibition. The exhibition period allows community members the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed changes. There is a number of ways to find out about the amendment, such as online, direct mail, phone calls and videoconference sessions.

The proposed maps and ordinance and a FAQ document are available online at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/amendments and www.delwp.vic.gov.au/public-inspection. If Council offices reopen during the exhibition time, the documents will be available.

Letters will be sent to landholders who are directly affected by the amendment. Interested community members are welcome to contact Council on 5461 0610 to find out how to participate in the following open sessions:

• Dunolly Zoom conference, 17 June 2020 at 4pm

• Carisbrook Zoom conference, 18 June 2020 at 4pm

The Council and CMA are also available to meet onsite with landowners by appointment from 28 May and up to July 23 2020. You must call Council on 5461 0610 to organise a time.

Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said implementing the planning scheme amendments is of high importance to the Shire.

“Implementing planning scheme amendments associated with flood risk for the townships of

Carisbrook and Dunolly is recognised as a high priority in the North Central Regional Floodplain Management Strategy 2018-2028.”