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Council will often have publications, documents or policies on public exhibition that outline the goals and approaches for Council service delivery and community planning. These documents can be reviewed at the Council offices or alternatively, on this page.

If no documents are listed on this page, there are no public exhibition at present.

Planning and Environment Act 1987 | Southern Grampians Planning Scheme Notice of the Preparation of an Amendment | Amendment C36

The Southern Grampians Shire Council has prepared Amendment C36 to the Southern Grampians Scheme Planning Scheme.

The amendment proposes to apply a permanent Significant Landscape Overlay to the Harman’s Valley landscape to replace the interim planning provision which was applied by the Minister for Planning in 2016 through Amendment C50 to the Southern Grampians Planning Scheme.

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations:

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make.

Name and contact details of submitters are required for council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. The closing date for submissions is closing date for submissions is 20 October 2017. A submission must be sent to Michael McCarthy, Director Shire Futures, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Locked Bag 685 Hamilton Victoria 3300.

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge for two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

Draft Penshurst Botanic Gardens Master Plan

The draft Penshurst Botanic Gardens Master Plan was presented to the community for consultation on Monday 9 October at the Volcanoes Discovery Centre, Penshurst. Constructive and positive discussion occurred at both the afternoon and evening sessions. The community is now invited to view the proposed key directions and draft master plan and provide comment.

The proposed key directions will be on display at the Penshurst Post Office, at Council's Market Place Business Centre, 1 Market Place Hamilton and via the link below.

Comments on the draft master plan should be addressed to the Director Shire Infrastructure, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Locked Bag 685, Hamilton Victoria, 3300 or emailed to by COB Friday 27 October 2017.

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