A PROPOSED amendment to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme is expected to help guide the future growth and development of Harcourt.
The Mount Alexander Shire Council's proposed amendment includes changes to planning policy, the introduction of new zones to manage future residential growth and commercial land uses, and overlay controls for ideal design and development outcomes.
The draft planning scheme changes will be available to the public until March 7 with drop-in sessions at the ANA Hall in Harcourt set for 4.30pm on January 28, February 15 and March 1.
The planning scheme amendments stemmed from the Plan Harcourt document adopted by council in July 2020.
Plan Harcourt will explore spatial land planning, town centre design and activation, and local economic development initiatives through Shine Harcourt and the Harcourt Framework Plan.
The plan, informed by consultation with the Harcourt community, recommends changes to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme including changes to planning policy, the introduction of new zones to manage future residential and commercial land uses, and overlay controls to achieve preferred design and development outcomes.
"Harcourt is identified as a town that can accommodate growth in the region and it is important that this growth is carefully planned to ensure we promote and preserve the local character and other important features of the town" said Michael Annear, Council's Director Infrastructure and Development.
To register for a drop-in session email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5471 1700. Any submissions regarding the amendment are due by March 7.
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