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Smythesdale Structure Plan

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Council is seeking input from residents of Smythesdale and Scarsdale to inform the new Smythesdale Structure Plan. Thank you to everyone who attended an in-person or online consultation post, or completed the Smythesdale Structure Plan survey.

About

About: 

Golden Plains Shire Council has commenced the preparation of a new Structure Plan for Smythesdale, providing direction for future growth and development in the town.

The new Smythesdale Structure Plan will comprehensively address factors influencing Smythesdale including bushfire risk, the natural environment, land supply and projections for residential and commercial growth. Open space, recreation and community infrastructure are also addressed, where not already considered by existing Council strategies.

Currently there is an Urban Design Framework for Smythesdale that was created in 2006. Most of the land designations within this Framework have been rezoned, developed or are soon to be activated which means a new plan is needed to guide decision-making on growth matters in Smythesdale for the next 25 years.

A Structure Plan is developed to provide a framework for new residential and commercial land and may propose changes to planning controls affecting land, and may identify the need for new projects and infrastructure to meet requirements for the future.

The Smythesdale Structure Plan builds upon the planning work of the Northern Settlement Strategy, which was adopted by Council in 2019. The Plan is expected to be presented to Council in late 2021.

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Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

The Smythesdale Structure Plan Survey was open from Thursday 8 July to Thursday 12 August, with community members able to complete the survey online or by collecting a copy from Council's Customer Service Centre. In July, residents of Smythesdale and Scarsdale received the survey in the mail.

Council planning staff also held two in-person engagement sessions on Thursday 15 and Saturday 31 July, and an additional online session on Thursday 22 July.

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

 Thank you to everyone who attended an in-person or online consultation post, or completed the Smythesdale Structure Plan survey.

The final Plan is expected to be presented to Council in late 2021.

Timeline

Thursday 8 July - Engagement OPENS

Thursday 15 July - Drop In Session at The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale from 4.30pm - 6pm.

Thursday 22 July - ONLINE engagement session from 4pm - 6pm

Saturday 31 July - Drop In Session at The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale from 10am - 2pm

Thursday 12 August - Engagement CLOSES

Contact Information

52207111
Project Category: 
Planning
Last Updated: 
Friday, August 13, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated Project
Council is developing a new Structure Plan for Smythesdale. The survey has now closed.

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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.