Tatura Structure Plan

Greater Shepparton City Council (Council) is commencing design and investigation work for a future strategic residential growth corridor to the north, northeast and east of Tatura.

The Greater Shepparton Housing Strategy 2011 (GSHS) was prepared to guide the long term identification and provision of residential land within the City of Greater Shepparton. The GSHS was implemented into the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme (Planning Scheme) in 2012 via Amendment C93. Amendment C93 included framework plans in the Planning Scheme that identified land that may accommodate future development following detailed investigations. Such investigations seek to better understand the ability of the land to be developed for residential purposes and at what density.

The Greater Shepparton Townships Framework Plan Review 2019 (Framework Plan) was prepared to evaluate and update the framework plans for nine of the ten townships that the GSHS provided framework plans for. Amendment C212 implemented the Framework Plans into the Planning Scheme, and was approved and gazetted by the Minister for Planning in June 2020.

The Shepparton Residential Land Supply & Demand Assessment September 2019 has identified a shortage of residential zoned land in Tatura, and concluded that additional residential land supply must be realised in the short-term.

Council has allocated funding in 2020/2021 to commence planning and investigation works for the Tatura Structure Plan. This work must be completed before any additional land can be zoned for residential purposes. The structure plan will guide the future development of all land yet-to-be-rezoned for residential purposes and it will identify all infrastructure required to support the future development of the land.

Next steps

Pre-draft consultation for the Tatura Structure Plan has now closed. Thanks to all those who made a submission.

Council officers will now collate all submissions received and they will inform the preparation of a draft Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) and draft Integrated Water Management Plan (IWMP) for the land. These reports will be used to determine the level of traffic and storm water drainage infrastructure that will be required to support any future residential development of the land.

Once this critical infrastructure is known, Council will undertake further studies to inform the preparation of a draft structure plan that will also identify all open space required to support this future community. Further community consultation will be undertaken once this is complete.

Following this, a planning scheme amendment will then be prepared to implement the final structure plan before land can be rezoned and, subsequently, developed for residential purposes.

Timeline for development

  • Preparation of Draft Traffic Impact Assessment, Draft Integrated Water Management Plan and a Draft Tatura Structure Plan
  • Consultation on all draft documentation
  • Planning Scheme Amendment to apply the final Structure Plan to the land

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