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Community feedback sought on future industrial land use in Baw Baw Shire

All interested community members are encouraged to attend a community drop-in session to raise any questions and learn more about the project before providing feedback.

By news@gippsland - 2nd May 2022 - Back to News

Baw Baw Shire Council is seeking community and local business input to help shape an Economic Land Use Strategy that will outline sustainable economic development within Baw Baw Shire focusing on future land use policy and land use settings. With Baw Baw Shire having become one of the fastest growing regions in Victoria, this strategy will be key to proactively responding to the changes and pressures stemming from this significant growth.

Baw Baw Shire Council is developing an Economic Land Use Strategy, which will outline the future direction of industrial and commercial lands within the Shire

Baw Baw Shire Council is developing an Economic Land Use Strategy, which will outline the future direction of industrial and commercial lands within the Shire

Managing land use

A discussion paper has been prepared by consulting company Charter Keck Cramer to help facilitate the development of the strategy. Community members, particularly local business owners are invited to share their views on the issues and options outlined within it.

The discussion paper details strategic planning initiatives and opportunities to address the emerging challenges and ensure that land is appropriately zoned to support the expansion of key industries, manage land use conflicts, facilitate local jobs growth and attract future investment.

Make a submission

Written submissions can be made via email to by 5pm Friday 10 June 2022. When providing feedback via a submission, it is beneficial to consider the following:

  • Identify the initiatives you support and the reasons you support them
  • Identify - if any - initiatives that concern you and why
  • Are there additional initiatives or other issues that need to be considered in the development of the economic land use strategy?
  • As the Shire,s population grows, what do we need to do to help its economy prosper and to retain economic gains in the community?

Attend a community drop in session, the session will be held from:

  • 10am - 1:30pm
  • Friday 20 May
  • Fountain Room at the West Gippsland Arts Centre

Following the public consultation period all submissions will be considered and assist in informing recommendations to council. To learn more please visit Help shape the Economic Land Use Strategy.

Encouraging the community

Mayor Cr Michael Leaney said, "Council is aware of the pressures arising from the ongoing growth throughout our region, which is why we are seeking community input into the preparation of this important document."

"The Strategy will provide a planning framework to guide Baw Baw through its growth over the next 5-20 years. It details how land may be allocated and rezoned in the future to assist key industries and support a flourishing economy. I encourage our local businesses and community members to review the discussion paper and provide a submission via email." Cr Leaney said.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council Facebook page.


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