Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 14:12, Tuesday 24 March 2015
A REVISED Environmental Significance Overlay for water catchment areas (ESO2) was been endorsed by councillors at their 10 March meeting.
First published in the 13 March edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
The changes seek to rectify inconsistencies in the Baw Baw Planning Scheme as it relates to water catchments, improve water quality protections and make a consistent overlay across Baw Baw and neighbouring South Gippsland and Latrobe council areas.
Council staff said in a report to councillors the changes would also help improve transparency and there would be cost reductions for landowners though new planning permit exemptions.
North ward councillor David Balfour said “this brings the whole catchment together and it all comes under the same regulation as our neighbouring shires do.”
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