Council is preparing a Structure Plan for St Arnaud.
The St Arnaud Structure Plan will help guide development for the township. It will establish a clear land-use plan for the future to guide decision-making by council and other stakeholders.
The Structure Plan will be prepared to align with community needs and values and help drive economic investment. It will ensure St Arnaud remains a vibrant township that continues to thrive well into the future.
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 Structure Plan will guide land use and facilitate investment to ensure the delivery of these projects.
The Structure 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.
To read the initial Emerging Themes paper click on the link below
Round 1 of community engagement for the St Arnaud Structure Plan ran from February 2022 to April 2022. Council engaged widely and received feedback through surveys, workshops and face-to-face conversations. The feedback has been consolidated into a "What We Heard" report. The report summarises what we heard based on the themes the Emerging Themes paper, and what the next steps are in response.
To read the St Arnaud Structure Plan "What We Heard" report, click on the link below.