The need to show support for Bayside Planning Amendment C140 if it is to be achieved.

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Action to support this Amendment is essential to ensure that limits are placed on the high degree of overdevelopment occurring in Beaumaris and the wider Bayside municipality. Council’s proposal needs residents’ strong support if it is to gain the approval by a Panel, and the Planning Minister, that it will need before it can be implemented. Amendment C140 is at

In December 2015, Bayside City Council admirably resolved, on the motion of Cr Alex del Porto, seconded by Cr Heather Stewart, to seek the Planning Minister’s necessary approval for gazetting Amendment C140 to the Bayside Planning Scheme.

BCS Inc, a submitter to Bayside Council of a written case in favour of Amendment C140, has received the attached notice from Planning Panels Victoria about the next stage in this important process. BCS Inc. officers will attend the preliminary Directions Hearing referred to, but it is vital that as many BCS Inc. members and Bayside residents as possible register, before 29 February 2016, to be heard at the subsequent Public Hearings, whose dates, starting in late March 2016, are yet to be fixed.

The second page of the attached file gives details of the Public Hearings process. The last page of that page deals with the lodging of the necessary Request to be Heard form, but the hyperlink shown in red for an online lodging of that form fails to work, so intending submitters should pre-register by using instead.

Bayside Council is to be greatly commended for proposing and resolving to submit Planning Amendment C140 for approval by the Planning Minister. It aims to preserve Bayside suburbs’ neighbourhood character, but a developers’ campaign to scuttle it could have succeeded without residents’ strong support for it.

A front page of the Bayside Leader revealed the efforts of developers’ campaign against C140. It is critical that residents send a strong message of support for Planning Amendment C140.

    To support Amendment C140
    1.  modify the Word
document at
to show personal views,
    2.  add your personal
contact details in the space provided, and

3.  email it to:, or
    4.  post it to:

Urban Strategy – Amendment C140
Bayside City Council

PO Box 27

by 17 September 2015, which is the deadline.  Please also send a copy to