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Community feedback wanted for Warragul and Drouin residential design guidelines that will shape the future look of these towns

All residents are invited to help shape guidelines that will define the overall township character for future developments in Drouin and Warragul.

By news@gippsland - 21st September 2021 - Back to News

The draft Warragul and Drouin Design Guidelines were prepared following preliminary community consultation carried out via pop-up market stalls and an online survey throughout March and April of this year. The draft Guidelines aim to ensure that future residential development complements Drouin and Warragul's local character, whether the developments are wholly new or part of infill development.

Council is seeking community feedback to help them better understand how to shape up Warragul and Drouin residential design guidelines

Council is seeking community feedback to help them better understand how to shape up Warragul and Drouin residential design guidelines

Range of consideration for the development

The development cover a wide range of considerations, including but not limited to:

  • Significant character areas of Drouin and Warragul
  • Lot sizes
  • Building design and materials
  • Earthworks and retaining walls
  • Building and landscape design

Other range of considerations are:

  • Street layouts
  • Fencing
  • Property access
  • Vegetation retention

The draft Guidelines are now available for all residents to review and to provide further input to make sure they meet community expectations.

How to get involved

There are several ways residents can participate in this important community consultation which will shape the look and feel of new developments in Drouin and Warragul. Residents can take part in one of two facilitated drop-in sessions:

  • Drouin Football Club Social Rooms at Sinclair Street, Drouin - Thursday 14 October from 4pm to 7pm
  • Fountain Room at West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul - date to be confirmed

An online survey is also available to all community members via Council's website.

Urging all residents

Mayor Danny Goss said, "I cannot overstate how important this consultation is. These guidelines will shape the way Warragul and Drouin will look forever. Now is the time to speak up and make your views heard. As one of the fastest growing regions of Victoria, it is crucial that we have guidelines in place to manage that growth without losing our local character."

"By sharing your views - whether by attending a community session, by completing the online survey or making a written submission - you will play a vital role in shaping the look and feel of our community for generations to come. I urge all residents to get involved." Mr Goss said.

Have your say

This consultation opportunity will be open until 5pm Thursday 4 November 2021, unless otherwise extended. For more information and to get involved, pleaseHave Your Say - Warragul and Drouin Design Guidelines.Please note that the drop-in sessions will be delivered online if in-person sessions are not permitted under current restrictions, with links to be provided.

Pictures from Baw Baw Shire Council website.


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