Pyrenees Futures

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 3:18 PM

Pyrenees Futures is a town planning project Council is running in nine settlements during 2017. The project will produce Township Framework Plans that will guide how these settlements grow and develop.

The Township Framework Plans will identify the character and traits that make our towns distinctive, and use that as a basis to plan for a healthy, prosperous future.  The plans specifically address land use, urban design and the function of town centres.

We will be working progressively across the settlements of Beaufort, Snake Valley, Avoca, Waubra/Evansford, Lexton, Moonambel, Raglan, Amphitheatre and Landsborough during 2017.

Latest updates:

  • Pyrenees Futures is underway in Lexton and Waubra.  Read on to find out more about how you can get involved.
  • Read a summary of our community engagement in Beaufort, which is informing the Beaufort Township Framework Plan. 
  • Read a summary of our community engagement in Snake Valley, which is informing the Snake Valley Township Framework Plan.

Pyrenees Futures is live in Avoca

What do you love about Avoca?  How would you like to shape its future?  If you have thoughts or ideas, now is the time to get involved as Council starts work on a framework plan to manage change and future growth.

We are looking at how planning and design can foster Avoca’s unique character and make the town an even better place to be.  You can get involved by:

  • Filling in our Pyrenees Futures Avoca survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AvocaFramework
  • Dropping in to our community drop-in session outside the Avoca Community Resource Centre on Saturday 9 December from 10:00am-12pm
  • Coming to our open community workshop at the Avoca Town Hall’s supper room on Wednesday 13 December from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Sending an e-mail with thoughts, ideas or submissions to futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au

If you are part of a community group, we are happy

Council’s work in Avoca is being supported by Mesh, a firm with extensive experience in regional Victorian township planning.

Pyrenees Futures is live in Lexton and Waubra

If you have thoughts or ideas for Lexton or Waubra's future, now is the time to get involved.  Council has started community engagement as it works towards developing township framework plans for both these towns, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

We are looking at how planning and design can foster the unique character of these towns, as well as facilitating growth that makes these communities healthier, stronger and even better places to live.

Surveys for these communities are now live:

•    For the Waubra framework, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/waubraframework or in hard copy at the Waubra General Store.
•    For the Lexton framework, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lextonframework or in hard copy at the Lexton General Store.

You can also post images or thoughts on what you love about Lexton or Waubra on Instagram or Twitter using the #pyreneesfutures hashtag.

A drop in session is organised for Waubra on Saturday, February 10 from 9am outside the General Store. Come along with your ideas for Waubra.

Get in touch with us by e-mailing futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au or contacting Council's Planning Department on 5349 1100.

Snake Valley Township Framework Plan

Council has completed community engagement and is finalising technical investigations as we develop a draft framework plan for Snake Valley as part of Pyrenees Futures.  Through workshops, drop-in sessions, surveys and meetings we have heard from more than 80 community members.

As we prepare the draft plan, you can check out this summary of the excellent community input we've received.

Want to find out more?  You can get in touch with us at futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au or for more information, keep an eye on Council's Facebook page.

Beaufort Township Framework Plan

Council has completed community engagement and is finalising technical investigations as we develop a draft framework plan for Beaufort as part of Pyrenees Futures.  This plan is being supported by the Victorian Planning Authority.

Through workshops, drop-in sessions, surveys and meetings we have heard from more than 100 community members.  While we work on finalising a draft framework plan, check out this summary of the excellent community input we've received.

Want to find out more? You can get in touch with us at futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au for more information, or keep an eye on Council's Facebook page.

What makes your town tick?

As part of Pyrenees Futures, we would love to know your responses to the following questions:

  1. The things that make my town distinctive are...
  2. If I could design my town I would...
  3. The things that make me proud of my town are..

Email your responses to futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au

What will these framework plans do?

The final Township Framework Plans will lead to:

  • New township planning policies that will guide decisions on land rezoning, provide guidance to development applicants and inform Council’s assessment of planning applications.
  • Urban design guidelines that will focus on improving the look and function of town centres to make them even better places for people.

If you’re interested in getting involved in your town, email futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au or contact Council’s Town Planning staff via 5349 1100.

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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