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Planning scheme amendment for Harcourt on public exhibition

Harcourt

Mount Alexander Shire Council is undertaking an amendment to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme to help guide the future growth and development of Harcourt.

12 January 2022

Mount Alexander Shire Council is undertaking an amendment to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme to help guide the future growth and development of Harcourt.

In July 2020, Council adopted Plan Harcourt, a Council document that explores spatial land planning, town centre design and activation, and local economic development initiatives through both the Harcourt Framework Plan and Shine Harcourt.

The plan, informed by consultation with the Harcourt community, recommends changes to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme including changes to planning policy, the introduction of new zones to manage future residential and commercial land uses, and overlay controls to achieve preferred design and development outcomes.

“Harcourt is identified as a town that can accommodate growth in the region and it is important that this growth is carefully planned to ensure we promote and preserve the local character and other important features of the town” said Michael Annear, Council’s Director Infrastructure and Development.

Public exhibition of the amendment will take place from 11 January to 6 March 2022, to give the community an opportunity to view and make a submission on the proposed changes.

Council’s Strategic Planning team is running three drop-in sessions in Harcourt to provide more information to residents and other interested stakeholders.

Friday 28 January 2022
4.30pm to 6.30pm at the ANA Hall, Harcourt

Tuesday 15 February 2022
4.30pm to 6.30pm at the ANA Hall, Harcourt

Tuesday 1 March 2022
4.30pm to 6.30pm at the ANA Hall, Harcourt.

To register for a drop-in session, please contact the Strategic Planning team via email at strategicplanning@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or call 5471 1700.

The amendment documents can be viewed at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/PlanHarcourt or during business hours at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine.

Any person who is affected by the amendment may make a written submission by Monday 7 March 2022.

For more information about the planning scheme amendment process see below or visit:
www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-and-amendments/amending-a-planning-scheme.


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