Rural Living Zone Strategy

The In the Rural Living Zone Strategy was adopted at the Council Meeting of 23 September 2015.

It provides a strategic basis for planning the future use and development of land within the Rural Living Zone (RLZ) and for managing different areas of RLZ land across the shire. The key objective of the Strategy is to provide for a finite 30 year supply of RLZ land across the shire. 

Planning Scheme Amendment C110 implemented this strategy into the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme. The amendment was adopted by Council on 27 July 2016, but split into two parts.

  • Part 1 contained the majority of the Planning Scheme changes proposed under the amendment and was approved by the Minister for Planning on 9 April 2017 and gazetted on 27 April 2017.
  • Part 2 related to particular change areas in Kyneton and Romsey. Council resolved to abandon Part 2 at the Council Meeting of 27 September 2017.

Key changes made by Amendment C110

  • Amend the existing Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) at Clauses 21.02, 21.03, 21.04, 21.09, 21.13 and 22.02 to implement the findings and recommendations of the In the Rural Living Zone strategy.
  • Amend Schedule 1 to Clause 35.03 Rural Living Zone to include minimum setback requirements.
  • Amend Schedule 2 to Clause 35.03 Rural Living Zone to include minimum setback requirements.
  • Amend Schedule 3 to Clause 35.03 Rural Living Zone to reduce the minimum lot size from 8 hectares to 4 hectares and include minimum setback requirements.
  • Amend Schedule 5 to Clause 35.03 Rural Living Zone to include minimum setback requirements.
  • Rezone land from Rural Living Zone 1 (RLZ1) to Rural Living Zone 3 (RLZ3) for an area south of Couangalt Road, Gisborne South.
  • Rezone land from Rural Living Zone 5 (RLZ5) to Rural Living Zone 3 (RLZ3) for:

- an area between Brooking Road and Couangalt Road west of the Calder Freeway, Gisborne and Gisborne South. (Map 37, 38, 43 and 44)

- an area on the east side of the Calder Freeway south of Dalrymple Road in Gisborne. (Map 44)

- an area south of Main Road/Kilmore Road in Gisborne and Riddells Creek. (Map 37 and 38)

  • Rezone land from Rural Living Zone 5 (RLZ5) to Rural Living Zone 2 (RLZ2) for: 

- an area south of McGregor Road, Gisborne. (Map 37)

- an area south of Kilmore Road, Gisborne. (Map 37)

  • Delete Design and Development Overlay Schedule 13 (DDO13) from land at:

- 284 Kilmore Road Gisborne described as LOT A PS 348739A Parish of Gisborne (Map 37)

- 4 Campbell Road, Gisborne described as PT LOT 6 LP 203873W P/GISBORNE (Map 39)

- 2 Cabbage Tree Lane, Gisborne described as PT LOT 1 PS 312512H P/GISBORNE (Map 44)

  • Insert Development Plan Overlay 18 (DPO18) to an area south of McGregor Road, Gisborne. (Map 37)
  • Insert Development Plan Overlay 19 (DPO19) to an area south of Kilmore Road, Gisborne. (Map 37)
  • Insert Development Plan Overlay 20 (DPO20) to an area south of Campbell Road in Gisborne and Riddells Creek. (Map 37 and 38)

All the planning scheme amendment C110 material including the approved documents, map references and Panel Report can be accessed via the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

For more information, contact the Strategic Planning team on (03) 5422 0333 or email strategicplanning@mrsc.vic.gov.au