Council is nearing completion of a township framework plan for St Arnaud. The community is invited to engage with the final draft and provide feedback regarding future directions and actions for the town.
Click here to access a copy of the Draft St Arnaud Township Framework Plan (PDF, 30MB)
What does a township framework plan do?
The St Arnaud Township Framework Plan aims to guide the future development and growth of the town. Comprehensive community engagement has informed the barriers and opportunities the town faces, and council has commissioned specialist reports to better inform key actions. The framework plan will ensure St Arnaud remains a vibrant township that continues to thrive well into the future.
Why do we need one?
In 2020, council worked with the community to prepare the St Arnaud Community Plan 2020-30. This plan outlines the many initiatives and projects envisioned for the township over the next ten years. In early 2021, council also consulted with the community, business owners and other stakeholders as part of the Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan 2021-31. Findings of both projects indicated that the Planning Scheme needs updating in order to provide clarity for the community and investors. The St Arnaud Township Framework Plan will guide land use and facilitate investment to ensure the delivery of these projects.
The framework plan will highlight St Arnaud’s key strategic location in the Northern Grampians as the shire’s second largest township and promote its potential as a place to settle, visit, live, work and play.
Where are we at now?
Council is now seeking feedback on the Draft St Arnaud Township Framework Plan. Please answer a short survey here:
Draft St Arnaud Township Framework Plan Survey
The tabs below detail the project timeline as well as the outcomes of several of the earlier stages of the project.