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Council’s planners are coming to you!

20 Jun 2022

Strathbogie Shire Council has today launched a new initiative called ‘Talk to a Planner’.

The initiative will see Council’s planners hitting the road and making themselves available in townships across the municipality to offer advice and information and seek feedback on the current Planning Scheme Review.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor, Cr Laura Binks, said the Shire was seeing unprecedented growth in planning applications.

“In the past 12 months we have seen the number of planning permit applications rise by 16 per cent,” Cr Binks said.

“This equates to more than $42 million in planning activity across our municipality.

“With that comes excitement and concern from our community. We know protecting this special place we call home is important to you.”

Members of the community can book in a time to speak to the planners who can provide advice and information on the local planning scheme and state planning policy.

We will also be seeking feedback on community planning priorities and how we can improve the Local Planning Policy to better meet the community’s needs.

“Our planning scheme review will assess whether the local planning policies and provisions are meeting the needs of the local area and community,” she said.

“It will also look at how the planning scheme is addressing state and local planning policy objectives.”

The review will also cover five key themes, these being:

  1. Neighbourhood character
  2. Sustainable development
  3. Connectivity
  4. Commercial and industrial development
  5. Vegetation and our environment

To have your say members of the community can visit www.share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au to learn more and provide their thoughts and advice online or drop in to a ‘Talk to a Planner’ day in person.

If you are keen to seek advice on a specific planning matter, or speak to a planner 1:1 to provide your feedback, you must book in a time by going to https://www.trybooking.com/CALEZ or www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au and following the link.

Council is also available to book in times outside of the dates below – so please don’t hesitate to phone us on 1800 065 993 if you would like to do this.

Talk to a Planner dates and times:

Where Date Time
Violet Town Community Centre 6/7/22 10am to 4pm
Graytown Community Centre 7/7/22 10am to 4pm
Avenel Memorial Hall 13/7/22 10am to 4pm
Euroa Community Conference Centre 14/7/22 10am to 4pm
Ruffy Tablelands Community Centre 20/7/22 10am to 4pm
Strathbogie Memorial Hall 21/7/22 10am to 4pm
Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre 27/7/22 10am to 4pm
Longwood Community Centre 28/7/22 10am to 4pm
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