Land Development Strategy

Timeline

Your Town – Your Future commenced in March 2021 with the appointment of consultants SGS Planning and Economics. 

The project aims to provide a clear framework for safely and sustainably accommodating forecast population and employment growth in the Shire to 2041. It is being completed over several stages, with two stages of community engagement to test and refine project outputs. 

Contact Information

5755 0555

Like other communities in Victoria, the Alpine Shire is growing and changing. Planning for the future is more important than ever.

About

Council is preparing the ‘Your Town, Your Future’ Alpine Land Development Strategy to guide the use of urban land into the future - and we need your help!

The strategy is being prepared to ensure growth and change in our towns is managed in a way that preserves our valued historic, cultural, and natural landscapes for future generations and contributes to the wellbeing and prosperity of our residents. 

Council is required under State Government planning policy to maintain 15 years of land supply in the Alpine Shire.

Recent growth in our towns is driving a need to review how we want to grow.

What Your Town – Your Future does:

  • Provides growth forecasts for population and employment in our major towns to 2041  
  • Identifies constraints to development e.g. flood, bushfire
  • Identifies issues with housing and development e.g. affordability, access to services
  • Provides recommendations and options for how our towns will grow to accommodate the forecast growth 
  • Provides the evidence base for future planning scheme amendments (rezoning) to support growth 

Your Town – Your Future does not:

  • Provide detailed guidance on growth in rural / rural residential or small settlement areas
  • Provide enough evidence to proceed immediately to rezoning 

How you can be involved

Community Reference Group

Expressions of Interest for the ‘Your Town, Your Future’ Community Reference Group have now closed.

Further opportunities to have your say will be available via a survey which will be open in October and November. Please keep an eye on our socials for further information.

What happens next

Expressions of Interest will be assessed and successful and unsuccessful applicants informed on Wednesday, 5 October.

Two, 1.5-hour-long workshops will be held from 6.30pm on Wednesday, 19 October and Thursday, 20 October (venues TBC). These workshops will be in-person and facilitated by Council and our project consultant SGS Planning and Economics.

Community Reference Group members will receive some pre-reading and workshop invitations on Monday, 10 October.

A six-week community engagement phase will begin on Monday, 10 October until Sunday, 20 November. This will include a public survey and community pop-ups in Bright, Porepunkah, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford.

Project Category: 
Planning
Last Updated: 
Monday, 5 September, 2022
Project Status: 
Current Project

Council is preparing the ‘Your Town, Your Future’ Alpine Land Development Strategy to guide the use of urban land into the future - and we need your help!

info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au
Council is preparing the ‘Your Town, Your Future’ Alpine Land Development Strategy to guide the use of urban land into the future - and we need your help!

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