The Residential Strategy will set a clear vision and policy framework for the Shire’s urban residential lands. How we deliver future housing will influence the form of our towns and villages at the lot, street and neighbourhood level.
We want our residents to feel part of a community where there is a choice of homes to suit their current and future needs. All in a town or village that reflects it's own unique identity and local character.
The draft Residential Strategy was on display for public comment from 28 August until 11 October 2019. Submissions are currently being reviewed and will be reported to Council in early 2020.
The draft strategy incorporated feedback from the 'Shaping our Neighbourhoods' community consultation in early May.
View the draft strategy
How did we get here?
The draft strategy is the result of over three years of planning, research and consultation on the topic. This diagram summaries the pathway taken(PDF, 41KB) in looking at important issues like suitable land, affordable housing, ageing of our population and the character of our local towns and villages. In preparing the draft strategy, Council appreciates the contributions made from the local community, housing sector groups and government agencies.
The strategy couples with other projects in Council to secure the housing for our community while maintaining the character of our villages, towns and rural areas.
Where to next?
The final draft Residential Strategy will be updated to reflect the outcomes of the consultation. It will be reported back to Council for adoption in early 2020.