Clyde Creek Retarding Basin Public Acquisition Overlay

Amendment C193 to the Casey Planning Scheme

Clyde Creek Retarding Basin Public Acquisition Overlay was approved by the Minister for Planning in November 2014 as Amendment C193 (Part 1) to the Casey Planning Scheme.

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The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) prepared the Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO) in consultation the City of Casey, Melbourne Water, and Government agencies. The PAO will reserve land for the future construction the Clyde Creek retarding basin and affects land to the south of Ballarto Road, Clyde and is generally bound by Muddy Gates Lane to the east and the Dandenong Leongatha Railway Reserve to the south.

The retarding basin will help manage increased stormwater flows expected from new urban development in the north and west of the catchment, particularly in the Thompsons Road (PSP53), Clyde Creek (PSP54), Casey Fields South (PSP57), and Clyde South (PSP56) precincts. It will assist filtering and treatment of stormwater to minimise impacts on water quality in Western Port Bay, and may also provide habitat for migratory birds and improved conditions for the Southern Brown Bandicoot, the Growling Grass Frog and Dwarf Galaxias.

Specifically the amendment proposes to apply the Public Acquisition Overlay – Schedule 4 (PAO4) to the affected land so Melbourne Water can acquire the land for the future construction of the retarding basin. Melbourne Water anticipates that it will acquire the land within the PAO area over the next 10 years.