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‘Talk to a Planner’ sessions a huge success

1 Aug 2022

Council’s first sessions of the new initiative ‘Talk to a Planner’ have proven to be a huge success.

Community members took up the opportunity to have one-on-one appointments to discuss planning matters with Council’s planning department staff.

The sessions were held in each township throughout Strathbogie Shire with several being completely booked out.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said the initiative was just another innovative way Council was engaging with its community.

“The initiative saw Council’s planners hitting the road, making themselves available in townships across the municipality to offer advice and information and seek feedback on the current Planning Scheme Review,” Cr Binks said.

“We sought 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:

  • Neighbourhood character
  • Sustainable development
  • Connectivity
  • Commercial and industrial development
  • Vegetation and our environment

To have your say on the Strathbogie Planning Scheme Review, visit https://share.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/planning-scheme-review

Feedback closes on Friday August 12, 2022 at 5pm.

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