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Declaration of the Bellarine Peninsula as a Distinctive Area and Landscape
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne earlier this week announced that the Bellarine Peninsula has now been declared a ‘Distinctive Area and Landscape’ under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  Declaring the Bellarine Peninsula is a major step in setting out a long-term vision and strategy of the region.
The project is being led by the (DELWP) in collaboration with the Borough of Queenscliffe, the City of Greater Geelong and the Wadawurrung People.
Work will now commence on a draft Statement of Planning Policy for the Bellarine Peninsula which will set a long-term vision and strategies to guide future land use and development. A second phase of public engagement is being planned for early next year which will provide an opportunity to have input on the policy directions of the Statement of Planning Policy.
Further engagement will also occur next year on the draft Statement of Planning Policy, which will include a public submissions process.
Once implemented, the Statement of Planning Policy will provide the highest level of state planning protection. This protection will ensure that the significant landscapes, environmental, economic and cultural values of declared areas will be protected and enhanced for the benefit of current and future generations.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first phase of engagement from May to July 2019. Understanding the views of the community has been an important input to the declaration and will continue to inform the Statement of Planning Policy.
For further information, including a report detailing findings of phase one engagement, please visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/distinctive-areas-and-landscapes-program/bellarine-peninsula
For any queries, please contact planning.implementation@delwp.vic.gov.au