In February 2019, Council appointed Ethos Urban Pty Ltd to prepare the Draft Toolamba Growth Plan, to guide future residential development in the area over the next thirty years.
Although experiencing gradual rates of population increase in the past, Toolamba’s future growth patterns could be significantly altered in coming years, due to a combination of landowners wishing to rezone and subdivide substantial tracts of land to the west of the existing township, and the proposed construction of the Goulburn Valley Highway Shepparton Bypass, which will include an interchange adjacent to the town.
Although timeframes for these developments are unknown, Council wishes to ensure that residential development over the next three decades is managed to retain the integral character and natural amenity of the area, and ensure that the necessary infrastructure is delivered in a timely manner.
Pre-draft consultation was conducted in May 2019, encompassing a workshop with key referral agencies, meetings with individual landowners, and a public drop-in session in the local Community Hall. Comments received have been summarised in the Pre-draft Conversation Report which can be downloaded below.
Have your say on the Toolamba Growth Plan 2019
Council is inviting the community to provide their feedback on the Draft Toolamba Growth Plan until 5pm on 17 February 2020.
Submissions can be made using the form below, or:
- handed in at reception at Council offices, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton
- placed in the after-hours box next to the front doors
- Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted to:
- Greater Shepparton City Council
Locked Bag 1000,
Shepparton VIC 3632
Council officers and Ethos Urban staff will be holding a public drop-in session between 3-7pm on Thursday, 6 February 2020, at the Toolamba Community Hall. Residents are invited to attend to ask questions and provide feedback on the Growth Plan.
* Fields marked with an asterisk are required.
Following the public consultation period, all submissions received will be considered by Council officers and Ethos Urban Pty Ltd, and a Conversation Report will be prepared. The Draft Plan may be revised in response to submissions, before being considered for adoption at an Ordinary Council Meeting to be held in mid-2020.
Following adoption by Council, the Toolamba Growth Plan will be the subject of an amendment to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme to implement its findings and recommendations.
For more information on the Draft Toolamba Growth Plan, contact the Building and Planning Department on 03 5832 9730.