Pyrenees Futures plans for Lexton, Waubra, Snake Valley released

Published on 14 November 2018

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Pyrenees Shire Council has released draft framework plans that will shape the future of Lexton, Waubra and Snake Valley for public review.

The plans are part of Council’s Pyrenees Futures settlement planning project, and have been developed following community consultation in each town that has included public drop-in sessions, meetings, town walks and surveys.

The plans seek to draw on and foster the unique attributes of each town; setting a direction for sustainable growth, focusing on strengthening town centres and making the townships even better places to live.

The plans provide for essential reform to the shire-wide planning frameworks that dictate land use and development; while also targeting efficient and financially responsible projects to improve the look and feel of town centres to make them more pleasant places to gather, visit and enjoy.

Mayor, Cr Robert Vance said the framework plans used a pioneering approach Council has developed for efficient, responsive and effective planning for small towns.

“We are proud of the effort that Council staff and the community have put into these plans and the thought that has gone into this approach, which we think is leading the way for rural local government,” Cr Vance said.

“These plans have been developed using extensive research and community engagement to really get to the core of what makes these towns tick.

“These are not plans that will sit on a shelf. There is a focus on quick wins to bring more life to town centres, as well as longer term reform of planning policies that are essential to keeping our towns strong.

“We look forward to these communities reviewing the plans and providing any feedback, so we can work towards a final product.”

The plans and details on community drop-in sessions for each town can be found at www.pyrenees.vic.gov.au/futures and hard copies will be on display at:

  • The Snake Valley General Store
  • Lexton Co-op Store
  • Waubra General Store
  • Council’s Beaufort Community Resource Centre

Submissions and feedback can be lodged before Friday 11 January 2018 via futures@pyrenees.vic.gov.au or in hard copy to Pyrenees Futures, C-/ 5 Lawrence Street, Beaufort, 3373.

Draft Pyrenees Futures plans for Avoca, Beaufort and Raglan will be released for public review early in 2019, while community engagement on plans for Amphitheatre, Landsborough and Moonambel will begin during 2019.