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.

Current status

The formal public exhibition period for Amendment C220 Dowling Forest Equine Precinct is now closed. The exhibition period took place for six weeks between 12 November and 21 December 2020.

The submissions made to Amendment C220 are being processed and a final amendment report will soon be presented to Council for consideration to determine the next stage of the amendment. 
 
For more information about the amendment please email strategicplanningsubmissions@ballarat.vic.gov.au 

Got questions?

Please contact the Strategic Planning team on strategicplanning@ballarat.vic.gov.au or (03) 5320 5500.