Panel Hearings for Planning Scheme Amendments

In undertaking a municipal heritage study, a significant part of the process is the Planning Scheme Amendment that incorporates the recommendations of the heritage study into the council's planning scheme.  This process includes placing the heritage study on public exhibition, inviting submissions from owners and other stakeholders, and then assessing the submissions to ensure the veracity of the study.  Submitters then have the opportunity to present evidence before an independant panel, which then makes a recommendation regarding the adoption of the heritage study.

While employed with Heritage Alliance, Simon Reeves has been involved in several planning scheme amendments relating to studies undertaken by that firm.  During this process, Simon assessed public submissions, made recommendations for revisions to the study, prepared reports for presentation to the independant panel and appeared as an expert witness at the panel hearing.

A list of these hearings, and their outcomes, can be viewed here.