Draft Greater Shepparton Townships Framework Plan Review, March 2018

Greater Shepparton City Council endorsed the Draft Greater Shepparton Townships Framework Plan Review, March 2018 (the Draft Review) at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 20 March 2018, and resolved to release it for public comment.

The Greater Shepparton Housing Strategy 2011 was prepared seven years ago to establish a framework for future residential growth in the Shepparton and Mooroopna urban areas, as well as the smaller townships within the municipality.

The Draft Review complements and builds upon the work undertaken through the Greater Shepparton Housing Strategy 2011, and seeks to update the framework plans for each of the nine townships within the municipality. A similar reviewing focusing on the Shepparton and Mooroopna urban areas will be undertaken through a separate process.

The review assesses each township against a number of criteria but, importantly, recognises that each township is different and that a “one size fits all approach” is not always appropriate. Congupna, Dookie, Katandra West, Murchison, Merrigum, Tallygaroopna, Tatura, Toolamba and Old Toolamba, and Undera are the townships included in the review.

Council resolved to endorse the review and release it for public comment for four weeks beginning on 26 March 2018. The deadline for submissions has been extended from 27 April 2018 to 5pm on Friday, 25 May 2018.

Members of the public are invited to make a submission to Council regarding the contents of the Draft Review. Submissions can be made in writing, and should include a contact name and contact details. Submissions should clearly state the grounds on which the Draft Review is supposed or opposed and indicate what changes, if any, the submitter wishes to make.

Submissions should be posted to the Building and Planning Department, Greater Shepparton City Council, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3632.

For more information, contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on (03) 5832 9730.