Sloane Street Development


Sloane Street Stawell was rezoned in 2013 to accommodate the changing needs of Stawell and council will again seek Expressions of Interest to sell the land for development due to an increase in activity in Stawell and the trend data which shows a lack of available accomodation within Stawell.

Development Brief(PDF, 305KB) 

Lodge Expression of Interest

The expression of interest closed 5pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

Project background

Northern Grampians Shire Council established there is a need to provide for the residential growth of Stawell through the development of eight hectares of council owned land fronting Sloane Street, Stawell. The site is serviced and sits on a gentle slope overlooking the Grampians and Black Ranges.

The development of the site represents a magnificent opportunity to create a vibrant physical environment, which will be seen as a model for residential development throughout regional centres and encourage community pride.

The site was rezoned in 2013 to a Residential 1 Zone and has the potential to allow the development of between 60-110 dwellings.

The site is located in close proximity to the Western Highway, Stawell and consists of eight hectares located in Crown Allotments 1 and 2 Section B, in the Parish of Stawell and being the land in Certificate of Title Volume 9571 Folio 453. Interested parties should express interest on the assumption that the land may be developed for any permitted use for a Residential 1 Zone that meets the general objectives of council.

Project objectives

Council wishes the developer to achieve the following objectives:

  • To provide a diverse housing mix to meet a backlog of demand.
  • To create a physical environment which is regarded as a model for residential development throughout regional Victoria and that encourages community pride.
  • To extend council’s passive recreational areas and facilities and provide for the establishment of ancillary facilities including accommodation.
  • To assist in the development of economic activity and opportunities for local businesses.
  • To provide a viable and functional development of quality and design and provide a development which will serve the Northern Grampians Shire community and reflect community needs and aspirations for the future development.
  • To construct the development as quickly as possible while having regard to the required quality and design standards and to commercial viability.
  • To complement the planning objectives of the council for the area.
  • To encourage developers to make innovative proposals for the use and development of the subject land, subject to planning constraints and recognising the community focus and needs.


How long has this development been rezoned?

This and other land was rezoned in 2013.

How many blocks can fit on the land?

60-100 residential blocks depending on design.

Does there need to be any open spaces?

Yes, it is preferred that there will be green open spaces provided as a part of the development.

Does the sewer and water need to be upgraded in this area?

Yes, GWMWater has undertaken the initial planning for this. 

What is the valuation on this land?

Valuation at this stage is unavailable as the formal completion of the site has not occurred.

Will there be any specific requirements for the development?

Yes, negotiations will be undertaken with council around the housing mix, the development timelines, open space design and management etc. 

Will a permit be required?

Yes, the development must comply overall with the council’s planning scheme and relevant building codes.

Will council provide support to a developer?

Council will look at all formal expressions of interest (EOI). Each EOI will be assessed by council and confidential negotiations will commence with the applicant who best responds to council’s needs through the EOI process. 

Where is the site?

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Why does the land need to be developed?

Residential rental market is currently at 1% vacancy.

What’s in it for the community?

  • Opportunity for growth 
  • Positive employment and economic outcomes during construction
  • Increased population