Shire to review its Local Planning Scheme

Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2024 at 12:13:49 PM

 At its April Ordinary Council Meeting, Council made a decision to undertake a review of its Local Planning Scheme.

This is an important decision for Council as it recognises the need to not only update the Scheme to align more strongly with State Government requirements, but to do more work in gauging community aspirations for the Shire. The scheme review will follow the current review of the Council Plan for the future, which Council is currently working through and will be used to inform the scheme review.

Local planning schemes set out the way land is to be used and developed, classify areas for land use and include provisions to coordinate infrastructure and development within the local government area. The review comes on the back of a recent decision of Council to support a change in focus in the Stoneville area, away from urban development to rural residential, to reflect community aspirations and challenges with bushfire management.

More information will be provided in coming months about the Local Planning Scheme review process.

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