THE Glenelg Shire has called for submissions to a proposed planning amendment for flood affected areas in and around Casterton.
The amendment will provide the shire with more accurate and up-to-date flood mapping of the area so that residents, developers and the shire have the best available information available when making decisions on land use and development.
The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority has come under fire from several Casterton residents in recent years because of its refusal to allow development on properties along Bahgallah Rd.
One owner, Alan Dobbs, has been a frequent critic of the CMA over it refusal to allow him to build accommodation units on his Bahgallah Rd property because it is deemed to be in a flood-risk area.
All landowners, ratepayers and occupiers of land affected by the proposed amendment have been sent letters from the shire’s strategic planner Daniel Pech advising them:
“Glenelg Shire Council has prepared Amendment C74 to the Glenelg Planning Scheme for exhibition and is available for public inspection and comment until 5pm on Tuesday, March 11.
“I write to you because you may be a landowner, ratepayer or occupier of land affected by the proposed amendment.
Full story in the Casterton News on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.