Housing and Settlement Strategy - Discussion Paper

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Our community is continually changing. Population growth, an ageing population, risks from natural hazards and changes to our economy present challenges and opportunities. It is estimated that East Gippsland will require an additional 5,600 dwellings by 2041.

To guide housing and settlement growth, Council is preparing a Housing and Settlement Strategy. The first stage of this project is a Discussion Paper that is available for community feedback.

The Discussion Paper summarises the key issues influencing planning for housing and settlements and presents five principles to shape the preparation of a draft Housing and Settlement Strategy:

  1. Future population and housing growth should be directed to appropriate towns and settlements that are identified as suitable for potential growth.
  2. Housing development should create compact towns and settlements and minimise the spread of urban areas. This may include ‘infill’ development within existing towns and settlements; better use of existing rural living zoned land; and ‘greenfield’ development in close proximity to existing towns and settlements
  3. Initiatives that deliver improved affordability, diversity, and innovation in the delivery of housing to provide greater choice for residents will be supported.
  4. We should maintain the unique local character of different places across East Gippsland.
  5. Carefully manage development in areas prone to natural hazards to reduce the risk to human life.

To complement the Housing and Settlement Strategy, Council is also preparing a Rural Land Use Strategy to create a planning vision and framework for rural areas of East Gippsland. yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/rural-land-use-strategy-final-draft

The aim of the two strategies is to balance the need for housing and the sustainable growth of our towns and settlements with the need to protect rural areas and the natural environment.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Have your say be completing the feedback form below and be part of shaping the sustainable growth of towns in East Gippsland. A feedback form has been created to assist with the preparation of a submission, or you can make a separate written submission.

Photo credit - Elders Real Estate, Bairnsdale

Our community is continually changing. Population growth, an ageing population, risks from natural hazards and changes to our economy present challenges and opportunities. It is estimated that East Gippsland will require an additional 5,600 dwellings by 2041.

To guide housing and settlement growth, Council is preparing a Housing and Settlement Strategy. The first stage of this project is a Discussion Paper that is available for community feedback.

The Discussion Paper summarises the key issues influencing planning for housing and settlements and presents five principles to shape the preparation of a draft Housing and Settlement Strategy:

  1. Future population and housing growth should be directed to appropriate towns and settlements that are identified as suitable for potential growth.
  2. Housing development should create compact towns and settlements and minimise the spread of urban areas. This may include ‘infill’ development within existing towns and settlements; better use of existing rural living zoned land; and ‘greenfield’ development in close proximity to existing towns and settlements
  3. Initiatives that deliver improved affordability, diversity, and innovation in the delivery of housing to provide greater choice for residents will be supported.
  4. We should maintain the unique local character of different places across East Gippsland.
  5. Carefully manage development in areas prone to natural hazards to reduce the risk to human life.

To complement the Housing and Settlement Strategy, Council is also preparing a Rural Land Use Strategy to create a planning vision and framework for rural areas of East Gippsland. yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/rural-land-use-strategy-final-draft

The aim of the two strategies is to balance the need for housing and the sustainable growth of our towns and settlements with the need to protect rural areas and the natural environment.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Have your say be completing the feedback form below and be part of shaping the sustainable growth of towns in East Gippsland. A feedback form has been created to assist with the preparation of a submission, or you can make a separate written submission.

Photo credit - Elders Real Estate, Bairnsdale

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