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.