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Help plan development of shire settlements

IF YOU have an interest in how your town looks and is developing, you may want to take a look at Council’s draft Housing and Settlement Strategy (HSS), 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. “It’s been a pretty exciting opportunity working with these residents to plan for the future of their areas. Their input has been invaluable and has certainly influenced the draft Strategy.

“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. 

There will be plenty of opportunities to view the strategy, ask questions and to provide feedback so that the final product is an integrated vision of community and Council.  Here’s how you can participate:

You can 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.

Public information sessions

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 Chambers,
    Michael Place

Drop-In sessions are also available for one-on-one discussions

Thursday 6 June

  • Leongatha –  at 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting Room 2 (next to Council Chamber)
    Michael Place

Saturday 8 June

  • Korumburra – at 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Coal Creek Farmers Market

View the Strategy

Complete the electronic survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DraftHSS

Make a written submission by Friday 28 June

“We encourage everyone to actively participate in this consultation process by coming to an information session and then making submissions to us so we can be assured the final strategy will be a sound and robust product.”

For more information, contact Victor Ng on 5662 9305 or victor.ng@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

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