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Wellington’s Land Use Planning Policies regulate the use of land in an efficient, effective and ethical way reflecting community values and sustainable development.

Council's Strategic Planning Team prepare and review Planning Policies, Structure Plans, Strategies, Master Plans, Urban Growth Plans, Frameworks and Design Guidelines. Our Strategic Plans and Visions are implemented through the Wellington Planning Scheme.


The key roles of the Planning Team are to ensure Wellington Shire Council:

  • Plans for future growth
  • Maintains its environmental, heritage and cultural values
  • Identifies issues facing townships including community aspirations and needs
  • Articulates the preferred future growth for townships
  • Identifies appropriate planning controls to protect and enhance townships and rural areas


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