Mesh planning consultants have been appointed by the Wellington Shire Council to prepare the North Sale Development Plan (DP) and associated Developer Contributions Plan (DCP) for the North Sale Growth Area (NGA).
The requirement for the preparation of the DP is a recommendation of the ‘Sale, Wurruk and Longford Structure Plan’ (the Structure Plan), which was formally adopted by Council in September 2010.
DP’s are a useful and important tool for landowners, developers, Council and the community to assist in ensuring that a coordinated approach is taken to planning for new communities within the Shire. With the benefit of assessing an urban growth area on a more holistic level, DP’s can unlock the potential of a site based on its context and relationship with adjoining land uses rather than creating development through a piecemeal and ad-hoc approach. As such, when worked through logically, the DP process can ensure a smooth transition to the planning permit and implementation phases.
DCP’s are a means of fairly and equitably apportioning the costs associated with the infrastructure required to support the future development of the NGA. The DCP will assist in facilitating:
Together, the DP and DCP will establish a complete framework for the sustainable growth of the NGA and articulate strategies to support growth to 2035. It will also serve to guide urban growth and change in North Sale so as to provide a high level of certainty for investors, business, Council and the community.
There are three key stages in the preparation of the Development Plan:
Once the DP has been finalised work can commence on the DCP to assess the infrastructure required to facilitate development and growth and the way in which costs can be apportioned in a fair and equitable way across the Growth Area.
Stage 3: Following the completion of the public exhibition of the Draft North Sale Development Plan, all submissions received were reviewed and where considered appropriate to do so, have been used to inform revisions made during the preparation of the Final North Sale Development Plan. The final DP has also been informed by the recommendations from extensive drainage modelling and a detailed traffic assessment study (funded by the Victorian Planning Authority), below.
The final DP was adopted by Council at its meeting of 17 April 2018.
On the basis that the DP has been adopted by Council, detailed work will commence on an appropriate contributions mechanism to equitably apportion infrastructure costs across the whole of the Growth Area.
For further information, please contact Barry Hearsey (Coordinator Strategic Planning) on 1300 366 244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org