The aim of the study was to determine the extent of available land that has a rational potential to be rezoned to increase the provision of rural lifestyle living opportunities in Port Albert.
The study examined the current supply and likely future demand for rural lifestyle lot opportunities based on recent trends and take-up rates as well as identifying opportunities for the potential rezoning of land to meet identified rural lifestyle living opportunities in Port Albert.
The key strategic land use planning objectives of the study were to:
The Port Albert Rural Residential Lifestyle Lot Review – Final Recommendations Report was formally adopted by Council at its meeting of 2 December 2014.
The Report divides the study area into nine individual precincts and provides an assessment of the specific opportunities and constraints of each one, together with recommendations relating to the appropriate zoning provisions.
Council will continue working with the community of Port Albert and will review the potential for further rural residential rezoning if strong growth rates of residential lots are evident following the rezoning of land identified in the Review.
A planning scheme amendment process to formally implement the recommendations of the Review is expected to commence early in 2015, providing the opportunity for further community input.