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Heyfield land identified
January 13, 2017

The Heyfield Low Density Residential Land Supply Study (Heyfield Study) aims to provide independent recommendations to Council in relation to the availability of suitable, viable locations in proximity to Heyfield to provide for one acre lots, that can be developed within five years.

As part of the Heyfield Study, a community drop-in session was held in September last year. From the session and further analysis, four areas were identified for further investigation. The four areas have now been assessed by planning and engineering consultants against several criteria and direct consultation with landowners in these areas. The draft recommendations have been compiled in a report which is now available to view and for comment.

The report has identified two separate areas in Heyfield that are deemed to be the most appropriate for development into one acre residential lots within the next five years. The areas are located at the end of Burnett Court and on the corner of the Heyfield-Seaton Road and Draper Road.

Council is seeking community feedback on the draft report which is available for viewing at Hard copies of the draft report can also be viewed during opening hours at the Heyfield Library and Sale Service Centre from Monday 16 January 2017.

Your feedback can be made via the electronic form at or through a written submission.

Closing date for submissions is Monday 20 February 2017. Please ensure that your written submission includes:

The project name – Heyfield Low Density Residential Land Supply Study

Your contact details - including postal address (Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider the feedback and to notify people of the next steps in the process).

Written submissions should be sent to:        

Sabine Provily, Strategic Planner

Wellington Shire Council

PO Box 506

SALE   VIC   3850

An information session is also being held for interested members of the community on  Tuesday 31 January 2017 from 6:00pm at the Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre, 1A MacFarlane Street, Heyfield.

The information session will include a general presentation starting at approximately 6:15pm. After the presentation both Council officers and a representative from Urban Enterprise (consultants), who have prepared the report, will be on hand to discuss any queries or questions.

If you require any further information, please contact Sabine Provily or the Strategic Planning Team on 1300 366 244 or email planning

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