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Tuesday, 15 October, 2019,08:20

Murrindindi CEO releases statement re Dude Ranch development


Murrindindi Shire CEO Craig Lloyd has released a statement to the public stating:


Murrindindi Shire Council has received a planning application for the land at 707 Murrindindi Road to be developed and used as a hotel, restaurant and bar.

The initial proposal, which was lodged in October 2017, has been amended and no longer includes a shooting facility, helipad or gaming facilities. The current application for 707 Murrindindi Road proposes the development of a 46-room hotel with an onsite restaurant and bar for patrons. The applicant has also proposed having fewer car parks on site than required by the Murrindindi Planning Scheme.

The application for the use and development of 707 Murrindindi Road, Murrindindi, is now on public exhibition. Council welcomes submissions from the community. We have extended the public exhibition period until 30 October 2019 to ensure everybody has the opportunity to share their thoughts about the planning application.

Council will consider all of the submissions made for and against this planning application and then make a decision about whether to issue a Notice of Decision to Grant a permit or to issue a Notice of Decision to Refuse the application.

We understand the community has concerns about allegations of illegal shooting on this property. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Police are the agencies empowered to investigate and intervene on allegations of illegal hunting or firearms matters. Shooting permits are issued and managed by DELWP in Victoria. Council condemns illegal shooting.

Council can only assess planning applications according to the standards and criteria set out in the Victoria Planning Provisions, the Murrindindi Planning Scheme and the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Click here to view the planning application or find out how to submit an objection.


 – Murrindindi Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Craig Lloyd.

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