Locate the property on the planning maps. Be aware that there may be more than one map that covers the property.
It is essential to look at the map which is the largest scale for the area you are looking at.
The largest scale map contains all the relevant information, including detail on whether the map is operative or not. The larger scale maps show smaller areas, with greater detail.
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Firstly, the maps are sorted into the part of the Plan that they relate to (as in Volume 1), that is:
Secondly, the maps are sorted into the following groups within each Part:
There are subsections within these two groups, as set out below.
There are two maps for each geographic part of the District:
The Area/Zone maps are a series of maps at different scales as shown on the Part II Map Locator.
Some smaller scale maps refer to maps at a larger scale. These are:
These cover the following:
These maps show the extent of additional rules which are not shown on the Area/Zone maps.
On the Zone maps (in Part II), note the following:
The zone the property is in. Only one zone applies to any piece of land.
There are some rules that deal with properties close to the boundaries between zones, so it is useful at this stage to note from the maps if the property is near a zone boundary.
On the Area maps (in Parts II), note the following:
(a) Any areas that apply to the property. A property may be in more than one area; for example, all properties in St Arnaud are in a Landscape Priority Area and in a Land Disturbance Area 1.
(b) Any symbols on the property, for example heritage buildings or designations. Note the numbers attached to the symbols, where applicable.
View the legend for the Zone and Area maps:
NOTE: Be sure to check for the presence of any cultural heritage site on the following cross-reference. This will refer you to the relevant Cultural Heritage Sites map(s) at the end of Part II.
On the Special maps (Parts II to VI), note any of the following features, if applicable:
The location of protected trees is identified by the letter 'T' and the tree number. Where possible, the tree number is located on the property where the tree is located. In some cases due to the small scale of the map, the tree number is not directly on the property, but is as close as possible.
Please refer to Schedule 16.13B for details of protected tree locations.
The maps show the location of Land Disturbance Area 2. Land Disturbance Area 1 is not shown on the maps. It applies over all land in the District other than in Land Disturbance Area 2.
Please refer to Figure 16.3C in the text of the Plan for specific subdivision rules that apply in relation to the named Rural Residential zone locations.
Mean High Water Springs (MHWS) is a mobile boundary between dry land and the coastal marine area, and its location on the planning maps is indicative because the boundary changes naturally.
The line of MHWS as shown on the maps has been revised in November 2008 based on the best available information.
In some places, rivers are not accurately displayed. The dataset for rivers was unable to be altered in the last revision. In some places this results in the river covering the zoning for a property.