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Help shape Shepparton and Mooroopna’s Future: Draft Regional City Growth Plan released

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 17 September 2019, Council resolved to release the Draft Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional City Growth Plan 2019 for public comment for a period of six weeks, commencing on Friday 20 September 2019 and concluding on Friday 1 November 2019.

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Council, has prepared the Growth Plan to inform and guide the sustainable development of Shepparton and Mooroopna over the next 30 years. The Growth Plan outlines key principles and strategic objectives to address issues such as liveability, land supply, urban renewal, infrastructure, transport, and water consumption.

The draft Growth Plan has been informed by community feedback on the Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional Growth Plan – Key Issues and Opportunities Paper, released in February – March 2019, which indicated a need to protect and celebrate open space in the area, improved access to the river and surrounds, and create additional residential and industrial land supply with supporting infrastructure to accommodate growth.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, said “this is an important opportunity for residents to have their say on how future challenges will be approached.”

“The Growth Plan will be the blueprint to build on Shepparton and Mooroopna’s unique characteristics to maximise long-term economic, social and environmental benefit for the community,” said Cr O'Keeffe. 

“It is exciting to see the realisation of a document that will unlock Shepparton and Mooroopna’s true potential as a thriving and growing city that leverages off its unique amenities and capitalises on key projects to unlock growth and development” said Victorian Planning Authority Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Moseley.

You can view the Draft Growth Plan on our consultation page, or learn more about the plan on the Current Strategic Projects page of our website.

The community can meet with VPA and Council officers to discuss the draft Growth Plan and learn more at the following times and venues:

  • Shepparton Farmers’ Market
    7710 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla,
    Sunday 6 October from 9am to 1pm.
  • Woolworths/Aldi, Mooroopna (car park)
    Thursday 24 October from 10:30am to 2pm.
  • Vaughan Central, Shepparton (outside Coles and KMART)
    Thursday 24 October from 3pm to 6pm.

You can also provide feedback in the following ways:

  1. At the VPA website
  2. Via email to 
  3. By post to Victorian Planning Authority, Level 25, 35 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

The final Growth Plan will be used to shape the preparation and consideration of more detailed local structure plans and planning scheme amendments, and is expected to be implemented through an amendment to the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme in 2020.


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