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. alpineshire.vic.gov.au/council/major-projects/ 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.