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Licola Road East Development Plan
Project Status: Open
Project Status: Completed

Development Plan Overlay 1 (DPO1)

‘Residential Areas’ – Licola Road, Mustons Lane and Tyson Road, Heyfield

Development Plan Overlay 1 (DPO1) Area

What is a Development Plan

A Development Plan is a design tool which illustrates preferred development outcomes and identifies the necessary key infrastructure required to facilitate development of a large area of land in a co-ordinated and integrated manner. It prevents a piecemeal approach to development and avoids poor land use planning outcomes, which can lead to disjointed and underserviced growth.

Heyfield – Planning Background

As a long-established area identified for general residential development in the ‘Heyfield Structure Plan (December 2011) including update on Firebrace Road (2013)’, the land subject to the Development Plan Overlay 1 (DPO1) was rezoned with the approval of the Minister for Planning via Planning Scheme Amendment C72 in December 2014 to allow standard density residential development to occur. The fundamental principle of general residential living on the land has therefore been formally established in legislation.

As a requirement of the Wellington Planning Scheme, the Development Plan has been prepared to demonstrate, in detail, how the land can be developed for general residential purposes, in accordance with the relevant planning provisions. The Development Plan for the Residential Areas has been prepared in response to the requirements of Clause 43.04 of the Wellington Planning Scheme: Development Plan Overlay – Schedule 1 (DPO1).

A well-formulated Development Plan serves as a ‘linking’ tool between the established planning direction and on the ground development outcomes and in doing so, aims to guide Council, development proponents and the community on how this area of Heyfield should be developed over time.

Draft Development Plan

Draft Development Plan for DPO1

Public Notification

Public notification of the Draft Development Plan occurred from Monday 12 February 2024 until Tuesday 12 March 2024.

Submissions that were received during the period of public notification are currently being reviewed, and submitters will be updated as the project progresses.

Documents associated with the draft Development Plan can be found below:

Next Steps

Following the assessment of submissions received during the public notification period, changes may be made to the Development Plan (as appropriate). Once Council is satisfied that the Plan addresses the requirements of the Development Plan Overlay Schedule 1 (DPO1), the Plan will be endorsed and the Applicant will then apply for a subdivision permit, consistent with the endorsed Development Plan.

Further Information

Should you require further information, please contact Miriam Turner (Strategic Planner, Wellington Shire Council) on Tel: (03) 1300 366 244 or email:

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