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Have your say on Housing and Settlement Strategy

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council planning staff will be on hand at a series of public information sessions on the council’s draft Housing and Settlement Strategy (HSS).

The sessions will be held this Sunday and Monday, June 16-17, at the times listed below.

If you have an interest in how your town looks and is developing, you may want to take a look at the strategy, which will guide future land use in South Gippsland communities.

“We have already completed strategic work for our larger towns and this strategy provides Urban Design Frameworks for seventeen of our small to medium size settlements,” explained Paul Stampton, Manager of Strategic Planning and Development. “Other components such as reviewing our Rural Living Zone land and managing old Crown townships with Restructure Overlays also form part of this strategic framework.”

Council agreed at the May 22 meeting to place the draft HSS on public exhibition from May 27 to June 28. It is now providing plenty of opportunities to view the strategy, ask questions and provide feedback so that the final product is an integrated vision of community and Council.

The public is invited to attend any, or all, of five public information sessions where planning staff will be available to explain the strategy, which will be on hand to view.


Bookings, while not essential, will assist staff in preparing the sessions. Please call 5662 9305 to confirm your attendance.

Sunday 16 June

  • Foster – 9:00am – 10:30am, Foster Community Health Centre, 87 Station Rd; Meeniyan – 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Supper Room at Meeniyan Hall, Whitelaw Street;
  • Mirboo North – 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Club room (Walter Tuck) Recreation Reserve; Korumburra – 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Coal Creek Auditorium, Coal Creek;

Monday 17 June

  • Leongatha – 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Council Chamber, Michael Place. 

View the Strategy at

  1. the council website page: Housing and Settlement Strategy
  2. Council reception,
  3. local libraries,
  4. visitor information centres,
  5. Coal Creek,
  6. and key locations.

Complete the electronic survey

Make a written submission

This can be done at an Information session, emailed to [email protected] or posted by Friday 28 June to:

South Gippsland Shire Council,
Private Bag 4
Leongatha 3953

For more information, contact strategic planner Victor Ng at Council on 5662 9305 or [email protected].


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