The Bannockburn Growth Plan (Growth Plan) (PDF) will guide the
sustainable growth of Bannockburn to the year 2050. The Bannockburn Growth Plan
will identify where and when future housing may be developed. It will also
identify what infrastructure is needed to support the growing community, such
as roads and community facilities, and land for employment and retail.
Draft amendment to the Golden Plains Planning Scheme
The VPA has prepared a draft amendment to the Golden Plains Planning Scheme to include the Growth Plan as a Background Document and make changes to the Planning Policy Framework. The draft Amendment will enable future decisions about the town’s growth to be guided by the Growth Plan.
Consultation on the Growth Plan and accompanying draft planning scheme amendment documents closed on Monday 23 November 2020. For a summary of the consultation findings refer to the the Bannockburn Growth Plan - Public Consultation Report - December 2020.
VPA Fast Track Program
The Bannockburn Growth Plan and subsequent priority Precinct Structure Plan has been identified as a project on the VPA’s Fast Track Program. You can read more about the VPA’s Fast Track Program here.
The project will use the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee to consider unresolved matters and provide advice to the Minister and the VPA prior to VPA finalising the amendment for the Minister for Planning’s consideration.
Referral of Draft amendment to the Golden Plains Planning Scheme to the VPA Projects Standing Advisory
Between 26 October and 23 November 2020, the VPA undertook a targeted public consultation process for the Bannockburn Growth Plan and the associated draft planning scheme amendment.
The Minister for Planning has decided to refer all unresolved submissions to the VPA Projects Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) for advice and recommendations in accordance with the SAC’s Terms of Reference (17 July 2020).
The letter of referral is a public document and is accessible here: Bannockburn Growth Plan – Referral Letter – December 2020 (PDF)
VPA Project Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) Roundtable
The VPA Project Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) held a Directions Hearing for the above matter on 8 February 2021 via video conference. The SAC will be considering submissions that have been referred to it by the Minister in a roundtable format on the 1 and 2 March, 2021 with a reserve day on the 3 March, 2021.
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