Amendment C73 - Rutherglen Rural Activity and Low Density Residential Rezoning

On 31st May 2016, Council at its ordinary meeting, resolved to adopt the Rutherglen Rural Living Study and prepare necessary Amendments to the Indigo Planning Scheme to implement it.  This is proposed to be addressed via two separate amendments.  One for the area south of Rutherglen (C68) and one for the area to the north (C73).

Amednment C68 (the area south of Rutherglen) was approved by the Minister for Planning and come into operation on 16 February, 2017.

Authorisation to commence preparation of Amendment C73 (area north of Rutherglen) has been received and the amendment is now on exhibition.

The Amendment applies to approximately 320ha of land at Rutherglen located south of Kilborn Road, west of Moore Road, east of Carlyle and Hopetoun Roads and abutting the existing Low Density Residential Zone to the north and northeast of the Rutherglen township as shown on the maps which form part of the amendment and indicated as Proposed RAZ Area B and proposed LDRZ on the map below.


The Amendment proposes to rezone approximately 280ha of land from Farming Zone (FZ) to Rural Activity Zone (RAZ) and to rezone approximately 40ha of land from Farming Zone (FZ) to Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ) and apply Schedule 3 to the Development Plan Overlay to the LDRZ area in accordance with the recommendations of the Rutherglen Rural Living Study April 2016. The Amendment also proposes to include the Carlyle Bushland Reserve within the Public Conservation and Resource Zone to reflect its status as Crown Land managed to protect natural values.

Where you may inspect this Amendment

The Amendment is available for public inspection, free of charge, during office hours at the following places:

Customer Service Centres

  • 101 Ford Street, Beechworth
  • 40 Conness Street, Chiltern
  • 34 High Street, Yackandandah
  • 153 High Street, Rutherglen

The Amendment can also be inspected free of charge at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website at

Should you have any queries regarding the above or wish to make a time to discuss the study with Council Officers please contact Council’s Yackandandah Office on 1300 365 003.