Amendment C220ball – Dowling Forest Precinct, Miners Rest
About the amendment
Amendment C220ball proposes to implement the recommendations of the the Dowling Forest Equine Precinct Planning Controls Review Final Report (City of Ballarat, October 2020) for the Dowling Forest Precinct, Miners Rest (land bound by Gillies Road, Sharpes Road, Garlands Road and Ballarat-Maryborough Road).
Key objectives of the amendments include:
- rezoning certain properties that are currently Special Use Zone – Schedule Area 13 and Farming Zone – Schedule Areas A and B to new Special Use Zones – Schedule 17, 18 and 19;
- the introduction of Special Use Zones – Schedule 17, 18 and 19 to allow a range of uses consistent with the creation of an equine precinct around the Dowling Forest Racecourse; and
- removal of some of the current restrictions of the Special Use Zone - Schedule Area 13 relating to land use.
At the 11 August 2021 Planning Delegated Committee meeting, Council considered independent planning advice that was sought prior to the proposed Panel meeting. Peer review of the controls has concluded that the proposals are inconsistent with the Panel’s findings in respect of the previous Amendment C149. Council resolved to abandon the amendment pursuant to section 28 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.