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Bannockburn Growth Plan

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WHAT IS THE BANNOCKBURN GROWTH PLAN?

The Bannockburn Growth Plan (Growth Plan) will guide the sustainable growth of Bannockburn to the year 2050. The Growth Plan will identify where and when future housing may be developed. It will also identify what infrastructure is needed to support the growing community, such as roads and community facilities, and land for employment and retail. The Growth Plan will set out how the town is likely to change in the future. This will provide certainty to the local community about what changes to expect in Bannockburn in the next 30 years.

WHY IS THE BANNOCKBURN GROWTH PLAN REQUIRED?

Bannockburn is one of the fastest growing towns in regional Victoria. The population is expected to reach more than 13,000 people by 2036, but there’s a shortage of land available to develop for new houses. The Growth Plan will identify the most appropriate land for houses and ensure the infrastructure is provided to support these new homes. Bannockburn is the largest town in Golden Plains Shire. The Victorian Government and Council see it as an ideal place to support Golden Plains’ growing population, thanks to its existing infrastructure and amenity.

HOW WILL THE VPA AND COUNCIL DECIDE WHAT LAND TO IDENTIFY FOR HOUSING?

Development will be directed away from areas:

  • with high environmental values
  • with an unmanageable bushfire risk
  • that are highly productive for agricultural purpose
  • that can’t be easily serviced by infrastructure
  • that are too steep.

These decisions will be informed by technical reports and by working with agencies such as the Country Fire Authority and Barwon Water.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

 

Phase one of community engagement concluded on March 30 2020. The VPA will now summarise feedback in a Community Engagement Summary Report which will be published on the VPA and Council website and shared with the subscriber list. Your feedback will now guide the preparation of the draft Bannockburn Growth Plan. 

Please feel free to chat with Council or VPA staff to discuss your ideas and learn more about the Growth Plan as per the contact details below.

Timeline

July:               Draft Growth Plan Prepared

December:     Final Growth Plan

Contact Information

5220 7271
Project Category: 
Planning
Last Updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Project Status: 
Updated Project
The Bannockburn Growth Plan (Growth Plan) will guide the sustainable growth of Bannockburn to the year 2050.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.