Amendment C375 Barwon Heads Structure Plan

Current Status


This amendment has been approved and was gazetted on 15 July 2019.

Click Here to see the approved amendment documents on the State Government’s Planning Schemes website.


The Amendment was adopted by Council on 26 February 2019 and sent to the Minister for Planning for approval on the date listed above 21 March 2019.

The Council meeting agenda is published here and the minutes are below under "Supporting Documents".


An Independent Panel was appointed to review submissions.  It conducted a Panel Hearing from 21 August to 30 August 2018. The Panel has provided its report to Council and a copy is provided below under 'Panel Hearing Documents'. 


An Independent Panel has been appointed to review submissions. It will conduct a Panel Hearing commencing 21 August 2018.

A copy of the current timetable for the Panel Hearing is published here.

Copies of Expert Witness Statements will be posted below under "Panel Hearing Documents" in accordance with the Panel directions.

After the hearing, the Panel usually takes 4-8 weeks to provide its report back to Council.

Council considered a report on the submissions to this Amendment on 26 June 2018 and resolved to refer them to an Independent Panel.

A copy of the Council Report is provided below under 'Supporting Documents'.

Anyone who made a submission will be notified about the Panel Hearing (the first step is a Directions Hearing) and given an opportunity to present to the Panel.


Under 'Supporting Documents' below can be found the:

  • Amendment C375 Submissions - 3 Tables;
  • Amendment C375 26 June Council Report Attachment 4 - Clause changes
  • Barwon Heads Structure Plan, Adopted August 2017.

Public exhibition of Amendment C375 has now closed.

The Council agenda and minutes will be published Here


Council has prepared Amendment C375 to the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme.

The Amendment proposes to implement the Barwon Heads Structure Plan August 2017 by:

  • Amending Clause 21.14 Bellarine Peninsula, which includes retention of the existing Settlement Boundary shown on the structure plan map;

  • Rezoning all land zoned General Residential Zone 2 and Residential Growth Zone 3 to a new Neighbourhood Residential Zone 6 or 7, or to the General Residential Zone 1;

  • Applying Design and Development Overlay Schedule 41 or 42 to a majority of the land being rezoned;

  • Applying an Environmental Significance Overlay Schedule 6 to the Warrenbeen Court area and fragments of farming zoned land north of Taits Road; and

  • Making changes to Design and Development Overlay Schedule 25 (Barwon Heads Town Centre), Significant Landscape Overlay Schedule 9 (Barwon River Environs), HO1649 Flinders Heritage Area, and Clause 22.63 Increased Housing Diversity Areas.

The two BROCHURES attached below provide a summary of what the amendment does and how you may be directly affected.

Click here for a map and description of zone and overlay changes affecting all residential properties in Barwon Heads.

The decision to prepare and exhibit the Amendment was made by Council at its meeting on 22 August 2017. The Minutes from the meeting can be viewed here    

Amendment Documents

Supporting Documents

Panel Hearing Documents

View printed copies of these documents at:

City of Greater Geelong, Customer Service Centre - Ground floor
100 Brougham Street, Geelong 3220 - 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


All submissions will be considered by the City of Greater Geelong, Councillors or Independent Panel as required.

Submissions are now closed