Draft Rural Lands Chapter 5 (Local Growth Management Strategy)

Consultation has concluded

Council is currently reviewing and updating its Local Growth Management Strategy – a key document that governs how we plan for population growth over the next 20 years while protecting valuable environmental and agricultural land as well as neighbourhood character.

The strategy is broken up into different chapters. The first chapter to go out for public exhibition looks at Rural Lands.

A holistic strategy for rural lands is required to manage land use conflicts, so as to preserve the distinctive character, values and economic capacity of our rural areas for future generations. The draft Rural Lands Chapter looks at this

Council is currently reviewing and updating its Local Growth Management Strategy – a key document that governs how we plan for population growth over the next 20 years while protecting valuable environmental and agricultural land as well as neighbourhood character.

The strategy is broken up into different chapters. The first chapter to go out for public exhibition looks at Rural Lands.

A holistic strategy for rural lands is required to manage land use conflicts, so as to preserve the distinctive character, values and economic capacity of our rural areas for future generations. The draft Rural Lands Chapter looks at this issue in detail and suggests strategies and actions to guide rural policy and land use that is aimed at helping reduce future conflicts.

The draft Rural Lands Chapter proposes amendments to planning controls, evidence and data collection, working with state government and industry groups, and improving communications about the realities of living in rural environments.

The draft Rural Lands Chapter is the result of extensive community consultation undertaken as part of the Rural Lands Review.