The Bannockburn Growth Plan has been incorporated into the Golden Plains Planning Scheme, following approval by the Minister for Planning.
The plan guides sustainable growth to the year 2050, catering for 18,000 new residents. It identifies where and when future housing will be developed, as well as infrastructure to support the growing community, such as roads, community facilities, and land for employment and retail.
The Victorian Planning Authority* (VPA) prepared the Growth Plan in consultation with Golden Plains Shire Council, government agencies and community. Nearly 440 community members provided feedback on priorities for the town’s future during last year’s consultation process.
The Growth Plan is part of the VPA-Fast Track Program, the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The VPA will now collaborate with key stakeholders, agencies and the community to prepare a Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) for the South East Precinct. The PSP will result in the rezoning of land in readiness for subdivision and development.
Development of the Bannockburn Growth Plan is an element of the G21 Regional Growth Areas Priority Project.
(*The VPA is the Victorian Government’s specialist authority for land use and infrastructure planning in growing urban areas across the state.)