Land Development Strategy

Council is currently preparing a Land Development Strategy (LDS) for the Alpine Shire, and undertaking a review of the Alpine Planning Scheme.


The LDS aims to understand the future demand for residentialcommercial, and industrial land, and will provide evidence for future rezoning and amendments to the Alpine Planning Scheme. Some rural land might also be affected, but the LDS is not intended to replace or supersede the existing Rural Land Use Strategy, adopted in 2015.


The project is broken into four stages:

1. Background data collection and analysis

  • Population, housing and employment trends
  • Environmental values/hazards
  • Landscape and urban character review
  • Infrastructure capacity
  • Transport and accessibility 
  • Key trends happening across the region/Victoria that might affect planning in the Alpine Shire

2. Supply and demand analysis for housing, commercial and industrial land 

3. Deliberative engagement about the background analysis, and emerging options 

4. Prepare draft Land Development Strategy for public exhibition

The project will run from March 2021 until late 2021.

How you can be involved

Share your views on the future of land development in the Alpine Shire by completing a short survey, contacting us on or attending an online or face-to-face community engagement session or pop up:

Drop by in person to a pop-up:

Bright - Friday, 19 March

3:00pm - 6:00pm 

Location: On the lawn just south of Mafeking Square clocktower 

Mount Beauty - Saturday, 20 March


Location: Hollonds St outside the Community Centre 

Myrtleford - Saturday, 27 March

9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Piazza 

Your feedback will also inform other important projects that are being undertaken like Community Vision and Council Plan incorporating the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.

What happens next

There are three key points where information will be shared for community feedback:

  • At the start of the project (March 2021), alongside community engagement for the Community Vision and Council Plan 
  • At the end of Stage 2, when data analysis is complete and the key directions of the Strategy are being considered 
  • During Stage 4, when the draft Strategy is ready for feedback prior to it being finalised and adopted by Council. 

The final Strategy will contain recommendations for planning policy amendments that will be implemented in the Alpine Planning Scheme. To come up with those recommendations, a wide range of information will be collected and analysed, including physical constraints to development such as bushfire and flood risk.

The LDS will contain a range of principles about how land and development will be managed in urban places across the Shire, thinking about community resilience and wellbeing. This work is needed so that current and future residents, workers, businesses and investors, understand what Council’s expectations and plans are for urban places across the Shire.

Project Category: 
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 16 March, 2021
Project Status: 
Current Project

The Land Development Strategy will have a 2050 horizon, and its key objective is to improve resilience and wellbeing in communities across the Shire, through appropriate planning controls, and to ensure an appropriate supply of zoned residential, commercial and industrial land.
Council is currently preparing a Land Development Strategy (LDS) for the Alpine Shire, and undertaking a review of the Alpine Planning Scheme.

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