The Colac 2050 Growth Plan is a long-range planning project that will cater for a projected doubling in Colac’s population during the next 40 years to approximately 20,000 by 2050.
The plan identifies land at the western edge of Colac as suitable for expansion of the township. This area is known as the Deans Creek Growth Area, and has a land area of approximately 477 hectares, and upon completion of development, could accommodate up to 5,700 dwellings.
Colac Otway Shire in partnership with the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) and Regional Development Victoria (RDV) is commencing work on a Precinct Structure Plan for the Deans Creek Growth Area.
The Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) will be a plan for the future development of the area, and will accommodate much of Colac’s residential development for the next 30 years.
The outcome of the PSP process will be rezoned, developable urban land, with the PSP setting out the form that future development will take.
What is a Precinct Structure Plan?
A PSP is a land use and infrastructure plan that guides the future development of an area. The Deans Creek PSP will comprise:
- An urban structure plan: This plan is the overall framework that provides direction on the location of future land uses (such as schools, housing, and employment), transport networks, open space and supporting infrastructure).
- A Development Contributions Plan (DCP): The DCP is an infrastructure funding plan that sets out requirements on the developer/s to contribute towards the provision of the infrastructure required to service the new community. The DCP is prepared alongside the urban framework and is a key document in the implementation of the PSP.
Read more at Colac Otway Shire website here.