One of AIDA’s major aims is to strongly support environmentally sensitive residential and commercial development by contributing to the formulation and upholding of the guidelines embodied in planning documents such as the Aireys Inlet to Eastern View Strategy and the Neighbourhood Character Overlay of the Surfcoast Planning Scheme. To this end AIDA works on several levels:
– AIDA committee members examine any proposed changes to planning regulations and guidelines at the state or local government level and make submissions supporting or objecting to such changes on the basis of their likely effect on our areas and on our community’s rights to determine their neighbourhood character. A current example is AIDA’s response to the Planning Minister Matthew Guy’s proposed “reforms” to the Victorian State Planning Scheme.
– AIDA committee members monitor proposed residential and commercial development in our area and submit objections to the Surf Coast Shire planning officers in cases that do not conform with current guidelines. Where appropriate committee members attend site visit meetings with proposers and planning officers, and when necessary prepare submissions for and attend VCAT hearings.
– When requested to do so, AIDA committee members can provide information to prospective house builders on the current planning overlays, guidelines and regulations. Committee members can also provide advice to concerned neighbours as to whether an objection to a proposed construction or renovation is justified.
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