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Moorabool Shire is covered by the Moorabool Planning
Scheme which came into effect on 15 June, 2000. The
Moorabool Planning Scheme together with the Planning
and Environment Act 1987 sets out the requirements for
the use, development and subdivision of all land within
the Shire. Many types of use and development require a
The Moorabool Planning Scheme includes provisions
• the clearing or lopping of native vegetation;
• site excavation;
• erection of houses and sheds;
• establishment of businesses and shops;
• keeping of animals;
• construction of dams;
• home occupations;
• advertising signage; and,
• changes of use of existing buildings.
Planning Schemes Online provides you with quick and easy
access to Moorabool Shire's planning scheme and information.
The Planning Department should be contacted for further
information to find out whether or not a planning permit is
required prior to the commencement of any development
Change of Address
Property owners, ratepayers and animal owners are
required to notify Council of any change to their mailing
address. All change notifications must be received by
Council in writing and can be in the form of a fax, email, or
mail. Alternatively, a form can be sent out or completed
over the counter at Council's Customer Service offices.
Non receipt of rate notices or delays in postal delivery, in
many instances, are not the fault of Council, and therefore
are not considered to be an acceptable reason for late
payment of rates.
Change of Ownership
When ownership of a property changes, the vendor's
solicitor/conveyancor has a legal requirement to forward to
Council a Notice of Disposition and the purchaser's solicitor/
conveyancor must also provide notification in the form of a
Notice of Acquisition.
Although it is a legal requirement that the solicitor provide
ownership changes, if the solicitor/conveyancor does not
provide the information, the owner is obligated to provide
supporting documentation to Council from Land Titles office
indicating such changes.
Property Values on your Rate Notice
Council is required to conduct general revaluations every two
years, which commenced in 2000. Valuations are set as of 1
January each even year.
The annual rate notice provides three types of valuations and
a brief explanation of each is as follows:
Value of the land only (excluding all improvements).
CAPITAL IMPROVED VALUE (CIV)
Total market value of the land including buildings and all
NET ANNUAL VALUE (NAV)
Current value of a property's net annual rent. By law NAV
must be at least 5% of the CIV (eg: gross annual rent less
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