Housing Bacchus Marsh To 2041

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Housing Bacchus Marsh to 2041

Housing Bacchus Marsh to 2041

Moorabool Shire Council has prepared a draft housing strategy to address how it will manage growth pressures and preserve important neighbourhood character into the future.

Moorabool Shire Council has prepared a draft housing strategy to address how it will manage growth pressures and preserve important neighbourhood character into the future.

Bacchus Marsh has been specifically identified in Plan Melbourne and the Central Highlands Regional Growth Plan as a suitable location to accommodate growth due to its regional service centre role, its relative accessibility to Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat, its well established town centre and the availability of greenfield and infill development opportunities.

The draft Bacchus Marsh housing strategy, Housing Bacchus Marsh to 2041, has recently been prepared as one of six key projects that will be inputs into the preparation of Moorabool 2041. Moorabool 2041 is a wide ranging strategic initiative that will guide the future growth and development of Moorabool Shire as a whole.

Objectives

The objectives of the draft housing strategy are to:

  • Provide an integrated body of work which captures the key aspects of housing supply and demand for Bacchus Marsh.
  • Identify housing stock diversity targets and how these targets can be achieved.
  • Provide a clear direction and policy guidance to enable orderly growth, managed change and retention of key elements of character including neighbourhood character mapping and character precinct brochures.
  • Develop a strategy for residential growth that considers the specific pressures for housing in Bacchus Marsh and the desire to support investment and access to key activity centres throughout the settlement.
  • Provide a basis for Council to develop a clear vision on housing issues across Bacchus Marsh and thus:
  • Update the Moorabool Planning Scheme as appropriate, to reflect that vision and strategic directions – zones, schedules, overlays.
  • Have a clear perspective on the likely issues of affordability and emergency care needs and establish key directions for future assessments and strategy development in these areas.

The draft housing strategy addresses the above objectives, but also identifies the complexity of housing diversity, including identifying that Local Government has limited control in managing housing diversity. Thus, the primary focus must be on what Council can reasonably control via regulation (the planning scheme) and advocacy and partnership development with key stakeholders.

Key Dates

06 June 2016

Public information drop in session, 3.00pm - 7.00pm, The Village shopping centre, Main St, Bacchus Marsh

20 June 2016

Public information drop in session, 3.00pm - 7.00pm, The Village shopping centre, Main St, Bacchus Marsh

27 June 2016

Public information drop in session, 3.00pm - 7.00pm, The Village shopping centre, Main St, Bacchus Marsh

06 July 2016

Consultation concludes

The draft housing strategy Housing Bacchus Marsh to 2041, together with background information,is on exhibition until Friday 1 July 2016. Please take the time to read the draft housing strategy and associated background information

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