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Flooding at a Mitchell Park property

From City of Ballarat Director Infrastructure and Environment Terry Demeo 

An inspection was made at the site in early 2017. 

It was determined the works had been to stabilise a wall in a dam which had pre-dated the Ballarat Planning Scheme. 

Under the Ballarat Planning Scheme, works of this type do not trigger a planning permit. 

A planning permit would be required to build a new dam that would change the rate of flow across a property boundary. 

Direction would need to be sought from the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority before deciding an application on the basis of today’s Planning Scheme.