Greater Shepparton City Council last night delayed the Shepparton and Mooroopna 2050: Regional City Growth Plan at the Ordinary Council Meeting until a Special Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 30 March.
Councillors are seeking more time to fully consider all 79 submissions and discuss the final Plan, and have delayed the decision until then.
The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA), in partnership with Council, 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 Growth Plan identifies new residential and industrial framework plans for the Shepparton, Mooroopna and Kialla urban areas, to guide urban development until 2050. The framework plans will be used to prepare future, more detailed, local and structure plans, planning permit applications and more, and will assist Council in advocating for funding to deliver infrastructure to support sustainable growth of these areas.