Changes to the Special Building Overlay
The SBO applies to land likely to be affected by overland flows from the urban drainage system during a one in a hundred year flood event.
The changes to the boundaries of the SBO mean that some properties will be within the overlay boundaries for the first time, some properties will no longer be covered, and other partially included properties may have more or less of their land covered by the overlay.
For properties within the SBO boundaries, a planning permit is required to construct a building, carry out works and to subdivide land. This enables drainage and flooding issues to be addressed early in the development process by, for example, raising building floor levels. It also ensures that flood waters are not obstructed or diverted by new development, causing an increased problem for existing development.
Changes to the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay
The LSIO applies to part of Elsternwick Park. This overlay identifies land susceptible to overflowing of a watercourse, usually streams and rivers. It generally excludes flooding caused by stormwater channels (such as pipes and drains). It is proposed to remove this overlay and extend the SBO, which is more suited to the kind of flooding events likely to impact Elsternwick Park.
How is my property affected?
How can I find out more?
The amendment documentation is available for public inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the following places:
- Bayside City Council Corporate Centre, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham.
- During opening hours at one of Bayside's libraries
- Visit Planning Scheme Amendments online
To stay up to date with the amendment without making a submission, register your details here
Saturday 19 November
10.30am to 12.30pm
2-8 Waltham Street, Sandringham
Monday 21 November
5.00pm to 7.00pm
96 Reserve Road, Beaumaris
Wednesday 30 November
5.30pm to 7.30pm
14 Wilson Street, Brighton
Amendment C153 Explanatory Report (PDF, 270.12KB)
Amendment C153 Explanatory Report (DOC, 58.00KB)
Amendment C153 Instruction Sheet (DOC, 42.00KB)
Amendment C153 Instruction Sheet (PDF, 84.17KB)
Amendment C153 Schedule to Clause 61.03 (DOC, 0.99MB)
Amendment C153 Schedule to Clause 61.03 (PDF, 19.87KB)
Amendment C153 FAQ (PDF, 316.83KB)
Amendment C153 FAQ (DOCX, 106.30KB)
Managing flood risk in Bayside brochure (PDF, 448.68KB)
Managing flood risk in Bayside brochure (DOCX, 18.78KB)
Make a submission
You can lodge a submission until 5pm Monday 16 January 2017.
What happens after exhibition?
Council will consider any submissions received and may request a Planning Panel to consider the submissions. Submitters will have an opportunity to present to the panel.
Once the Planning Panel has made its recommendation, we may request the Minister for Planning to approve the amendment.
For more information
For more details on the Planning Scheme and Amendment C153, please contact the Urban Strategy team on (03) 9599 4368 or email enquiries [at] bayside.vic.gov.au
For further technical information or property specific queries including flood levels, flooding impacts and required floor levels for new buildings or extensions to existing buildings, please contact Melbourne Water on (03) 9679 7517 or email land.development [at] melbournewater.com.au