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Potentially contaminated land (C155)

Amendment C155 proposes to apply an Environmental Audit Overlay to 116 properties in Bayside where we have identified there may be the potential for contamination, such as former petrol stations or industrial sites. This will ensure that if these sites are to be transitioned to sensitive uses, an environmental audit is undertaken at the planning permit stage.


Planning Panel Report

A copy of the Planning Panel report can be viewed below.

Planning Panel Report for C155 (DOCX, 222.58KB)

What happens next?

We are considering the recommendations of the Panel and will report back to Council whether to approve the amendment.

Submitters will be notified in advance of the Council meeting date and will be offered an opportunity to speak. 

If Council adopts the amendment, we may request the Minister for Planning to approve the amendment.

Planning Scheme Amendment C155

The State Environment Protection Policy (Prevention and Management of Contamination of Land) June 2002 requires us to seek an environmental audit of land where potentially contaminated land may be used for a sensitive use, such as residential or child care.

Amendment C155 proposes to apply the Environmental Audit Overlay to land which may be subject to potential contamination due its current or a historical land use. The amendment applies to land we have identified as having a high or medium potential risk of contamination. 

How do I know if I'm affected by the amendment?

All affected properties have been sent letters informing them about Amendment C155.

View the amendment documentation

The amendment documentation is available for public inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the following locations:

If you would like to stay up to date on the status of the amendment, you can subscribe for email updates on this and other amendments. 

For further information

Contact our Strategic Planning department by phone on (03) 9599 4713 or email planningstrategy [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Amendment%20C155%20-%20Potentially%20Contaminated%20Land)