The next stage of the Stawell Town Plan: A Vision for the Future, will be an exhibition of the Draft Stawell Structure Plan and online survey for residents to comment on the plan.
Residents will be able to view the draft plan on council’s website and at the Stawell Town Hall Foyer on 14 and 15 December 2020 and feedback on the plan will be accepted via an online survey.
The plan forms a fundamental part of council’s strategic vision and aims to reinvigorate the township of Stawell to cater for future development needs making it a more functional, attractive and enjoyable place for both visitors and locals.
The Draft Stawell Structure Plan is the final part of the Stawell Town Plan project that focuses on the findings and recommendations gathered through community feedback into the project process to date.
A vital consideration of the plan is to improve the first impression of the town along the highway with streetscaping and harmonious development to make Stawell feel more cohesive and purpose-driven.
The Draft Stawell Structure Plan aims to:
- Identify locations for new residential development, including opportunities for infill housing.
- Focus on key access roads and traffic management solutions in the township.
- Confirm the key economic and employment opportunities of the town.
- Identify the key characteristics and features of the township that should be protected.
- Embed a network of public open space and community facilities.
Underpinning this will be ensuring that the valued heritage character and environmental values of the town are protected.
Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Murray Emerson, said this final step in the Stawell Town Plan project will set the stage for development of the town for decades to come.
“It’s important that every member of the community in Stawell and beyond review this plan and provide feedback to ensure their vision for our town is represented in future planning.
“This is a very exciting vision that has been presented to us and council is very pleased with the work done by the consultants on this project.
“However, no future planning of our region would be complete without the input of our residents.”
This project has been funded jointly by the State Government of Victoria under the ‘Streamlining for Growth’ stream and Northern Grampians Shire Council. Victoria Planning Authority (VPA) as a funding authority of this project has provided expert input in preparing the Draft Structure Plan.