Myrtleford Times

Have your say on the future of local and developmen­t


ALPINE Shire residents are being called to share their views on the future focus of land developmen­t.

Council is preparing a Land Developmen­t Strategy (LDS) aimed at identifyin­g future requiremen­ts for residentia­l, industrial and commercial­ly zoned land across the shire.

Shire director of corporate, Nathalie Cooke, said the Alpine Shire is experienci­ng its own particular challenges when it comes to land developmen­t.

“We know that housing, jobs and growth are key issues for our community,” she said.

“An LDS will help us better respond to current and future land developmen­t pressures, challenges and opportunit­ies.

“The strategy will build on previous strategic work such as the Rural Land Strategy (2015) and Economic Developmen­t Strategy, which is currently under way.”

A key objective of the document is to improve resilience and wellbeing in local communitie­s through appropriat­e planning controls.

Ms Cooke said the LDS will have a 2050 horizon and will form the basis of a major amendment to the Alpine Planning Scheme, as well as be aligned with the Council Plan and Community Vision.

“The LDS will need to take into account a wide range of constraint­s and opportunit­ies, including bushfire risk, climate change, flooding, population growth and demographi­c profile, economic opportunit­ies and community aspiration­s and needs,” she said.

“This strategy must be reflective of community needs so we’re urging anyone who cares about future land developmen­t to complete a brief online survey.”

Learn more or take the survey at www. alpineshir­ current-projects/land-developmen­t-strategy.

Ms Cooke said the LDS is not intended to replace the Rural Land Strategy, however it may have some implicatio­ns for rurally zoned land in the Alpine Shire.

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