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Yarragon Township Plan and Urban Design Framework draft open for community feedback

In preparation to meet the needs of a growing community, Baw Baw Shire Council has prepared the draft Yarragon Township Plan (Plan) and Urban Design Framework (UDF) and is seeking community feedback on the draft documents.

By news@gippsland - 14th November 2022 - Back to News

The Plan and UDF have been developed following thorough background research, analysis and initial community consultation between 15 November and 15 December 2021.The community consultation included the opportunity to provide feedback via an online survey, meetings with community groups and face-to-face during a community information session held at the Yarragon Community Craft and Produce Market on 27 November 2021.

The draft Yarragon Township Plan and Urban Design Framework are now available for community review and feedback is now open until 22 January 2023

The draft Yarragon Township Plan and Urban Design Framework are now available for community review and feedback is now open until 22 January 2023

Revised planning controls

The feedback received during the initial consultation highlighted a strong community emphasis on the importance of enhancing the character of the town centre area. As a result, the scope of the Urban Design Framework component of the project has become more detailed and is now a separate document accompanying the Yarragon Township Plan.

As part of the overall project, both the Plan and UDF will consider important issues like land use, open space and public realm, connectivity and built form design, and will guide decision making about investment, development and infrastructure improvements. Once completed, the Plan will also be used as a basis for formal changes to the Baw Baw Planning Scheme, through revised planning controls.

Join the drop-in sessions

Council will be providing several in-person consultation opportunities for the community to ask questions and share their thoughts on the draft documents. Two drop-in sessions are taking place at the:

Yarragon Public Hall:

Thursday 24 November, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday 10 December, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Council staff will also be hosting a pop-up stall at the:

Yarragon Craft and Produce Market

  • Saturday 26 November, 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Friday 16 December, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The drop-in sessions will be held at Waterloo Park, Yarragon.

Complete a survey

All community members are encouraged to read the draft documents prior to making a submission. Community members looking to make a submission can provide their feedback via:

To review the draft documents and to learn more, please visit the Yarragon Township Plan community consultation webpage.

Consultation opportunity

Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "In developing these two key documents, we're keen to understand our communities' thoughts on a range of topics impacting long-term plan and vision for the future development of Yarragon."

"To make sure our community has a range of opportunities to provide their feedback, we're hosting a few drop-in sessions. I highly encourage you to attend one of these sessions and ask any questions you may have to our staff prior to making a submission." Cr Leaney said.

Share your thoughts

East Ward Councillor Peter Kostos said, "The Yarragon Township Plan and Urban Design Framework cover important details around the future of residential and commercial development, open spaces and streetscape design in the township of Yarragon."

"We're asking residents to tell us about their thoughts on these two key planning documents to help us make sure they are in line with the expectations of the community." Cr Kostos said.

Important for the development

East Ward Councillor Darren Wallace said, "The feedback gathered during the initial stages of consultation have already been so valuable in developing the Yarragon Township Plan and Urban Design Framework.

"Now we're encouraging our residents to share their thoughts on the updated draft documents and to come along to one of the sessions to ask any questions they may have." Cr Wallace said.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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